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Mac and Cheese Waffles Recipe in your Dash Mini Waffle Maker

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!

Mac and cheese waffle inside a dash mini waffle maker

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Ingredients

Ingredients for mac and cheese waffles
  • Cooked macaroni and cheese from your favorite recipe (like this Cracker Barrel Copycat Recipe) OR a box of your favorite mac and cheese mix (we love Bob Evans, but you could also use a box of Kraft). You can also use leftover macaroni and cheese!
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list in the printable recipe card below.

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Instructions

Orange and cheesey macaroni and cheese in a white bowl

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.

Two Dash Mini Waffle Makers on a wooden cutting board with disco balls between them. Hand holding can of Pam nonstick cooking spray.

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.

Two Dash Mini Waffle Makers on a wood table. One is closed and one is open. Yellow pennant flag, three small disco balls and a succulent plant are betwen them.

Step 3: Add enough macaroni and cheese to cover the bottom plate. Do not overfill. Close lid and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Two mac and cheese waffles on a white plate

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.

Variations


Favorite Mac and Cheese Waffle Toppings

  • Ketchup and mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra shredded cheese (like pepper jack, mozzarella or cheddar)
  • Hot sauce
  • Green onions

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

Can I use any type of mac and cheese for this recipe?

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.

Should I cook the mac and cheese before making the waffles?

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.

Do I need to grease the waffle maker before cooking the waffles?

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!

How long do I cook the mac and cheese waffles?

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.

Can I make the mac and cheese waffles ahead of time and reheat them later?

Yes! You can reheat waffles in a toaster or oven to crisp them back up when you’re ready to eat them.

What toppings pair well with mac and cheese waffles?

Consider topping your mac and cheese waffles with sour cream, green onions, extra shredded cheese, or hot sauce for added flavor.

How do I clean the waffle maker after making mac and cheese waffles?

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.

Can I use this mac and cheese waffle recipe in a larger waffle maker?

Yes, you can adapt the recipe for a larger waffle maker, adjusting the amount of mac and cheese accordingly for your waffle iron size.

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Mac and cheese waffle inside a dash mini waffle maker

Mac and Cheese Waffles Recipe in your Dash Mini Waffle Maker

If you have a Dash Mini Waffle Maker, you are going to love making these Mac and Cheese waffles. These delicious mac and cheese waffles are super fun to make, and you can even use your leftover macaroni and cheese!

  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: Varies

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Prepare Macaroni and Cheese per recipe or package instructions.
  2. Plug in Dash Mini Waffle Maker and wait for indicator light to go off to show that it’s ready to use.
  3. Spray both top and bottom plates with nonstick cooking spray. You will need to do this with every single waffle.
  4. Fill bottom plate with mac and cheese. Do not overfill. Close lid and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  5. 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.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 until all waffles are made.
  7. Top with your favorite mac and cheese toppings (like bacon crumbles, extra cheese, ketchup, salt and pepper, etc.) and Enjoy!

Notes

  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5-7 min

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