If you have a Dash Mini Waffle Maker, you are going to love making these Mac and Cheese waffles. They’re super fun to make, and you can even use your leftover macaroni and cheese!
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Step 1: Make your macaroni and cheese – whether you’re whipping it up from your favorite recipe or using the microwave or a pot on the stove. If using a box, be sure to use the cheese sauce or cheese powder! Plug in Dash Mini Waffle Maker and wait for indicator light to go off to show that it’s ready to use.
Step 2: Brush waffle iron (or spray) both top and bottom plates with nonstick cooking spray. You will need to do this with every single waffle.
Step 3: Add enough macaroni and cheese to cover the bottom plate. Do not overfill. Close lid and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Step 4: Using a silicone or wooden spatula, transfer mac and cheese waffle to a cooling rack and let cool for 2-3 minutes to allow wafffle to get crispy on the outside.
Handy tip: Add CHEESE
Consider your first waffle a test. If the waffle batter is too sticky, and it’s making a mess in your waffle iron, sprinkle your waffle iron with shredded cheddar cheese before adding the next waffle.
Favorite Mac and Cheese Waffle Toppings
Storage and Freezing
Store in an airtight container in your fridge for five days.
Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.
When you’re ready to eat, pop them in the toaster to heat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can use your favorite store-bought mac and cheese or prepare a homemade version. Choose a mac and cheese that is relatively thick and not too runny for better results.
Yes, it’s recommended to cook the mac and cheese according to the package instructions before using it in the waffle maker. The waffle maker will help crisp up the mac and cheese.
Yes! It’s recommended to lightly grease the waffle maker or use non-stick cooking spray to prevent the brownie batter from sticking. Do this between every single waffle!
Cooking times may vary, but generally, it takes about 5-7 minutes. Keep an eye on the waffle maker and remove the brownie waffles when they are firm and slightly crispy.
Yes! You can reheat waffles in a toaster or oven to crisp them back up when you’re ready to eat them.
Consider topping your mac and cheese waffles with sour cream, green onions, extra shredded cheese, or hot sauce for added flavor.
Wait for the waffle maker to cool down, then wipe the plates with a damp cloth. For stubborn residue, use a soft brush or cloth.
Yes, you can adapt the recipe for a larger waffle maker, adjusting the amount of mac and cheese accordingly for your waffle iron size.
- Cooked Macaroni and Cheese – your choice – can be leftovers, homemade (we love this recipe) or from your favorite box mix like Bob Evans or Kraft.
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Dash Mini Waffle Maker
- Prepare Macaroni and Cheese per recipe or package instructions.
- Plug in Dash Mini Waffle Maker and wait for indicator light to go off to show that it’s ready to use.
- Spray both top and bottom plates with nonstick cooking spray. You will need to do this with every single waffle.
- Fill bottom plate with mac and cheese. Do not overfill. Close lid and cook for 5-7 minutes.
- Using a silicone or wooden spatula, transfer waffle to a cooling rack and let cool for 3-5 minutes to allow waffle to get crispy on the outside.
- Repeat steps 3-5 until all waffles are made.
- Top with your favorite mac and cheese toppings (like bacon crumbles, extra cheese, ketchup, salt and pepper, etc.) and Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 5-7 min