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What to do with leftover mashed potatoes? Make them into a savory waffle!

Crispy, fluffy, easy… potato waffles.

Mashed potato waffles are every bit as delicious as you’d expect. And so easy to make using leftover mashed potatoes and some butter so things don’t stick. And because butter makes everything better, right?

Try potato waffles topped with chili.

Two things that we are make in bulk are chili and mashed potatoes.It just so happens that these two match up nicely.

Make the most of your leftovers.

Making brand new things from leftovers is one of my hobbies, truly. I’m one of those people that loves leftovers. I’ve actually met people that THROW AWAY LEFTOVERS. I’m not judging but… WHY?! Leftovers are the best thing ever! You get homemade food without the prep. Sometimes leftovers are even better the next day. But probably my favorite part about leftovers is reinventing them.

Leftovers, twice over.

I’ve turned leftover chili into chili burritos and today we’re taking the last two helpings of chili and serving them over a potato waffle! Created from leftover mashed potatoes. Don’t be afraid to make big batches of food and then use the leftovers in multiple ways. It’ll save you time in the long run and will also save you from having half full containers of things in your fridge.

Load up these potato waffles with all sorts of things.

These savory waffles can be topped with so many different things so feel free to get creative (or clean out your fridge!) and top these with whatever your heart desires. Some ideas I had were: shepherd’s pie deconstructed, leftover chicken & gravy, meatloaf, cheese, ranch, shredded steak and broccoli… you get the idea?

Oster Belgian Waffle MakerYou are going to need a waffle maker.

I personally love my Belgian waffle maker because my kids and I love big fluffy Belgian waffles but when I bought my waffle maker I always had this idea of different things I wanted to “waffle” <– can that be a verb?

Well, potatoes are one. I’m sure there will be more.

So if you don’t already own a waffle maker, just keep in mind the kind of actual breakfast waffles you like and what other things you might want to waffle and choose the style that best suites your taste buds! Shop Belgium waffle makers on Amazon

If you love these potato waffles…

You might also enjoy other easy potato recipes of mine. Browse all my potato recipes

Chili-Topped Potato Waffle

Chili-Topped Potato Waffle

Chili-Topped Potato Waffle

Leftover mashed potatoes? Stir in some seasoning and turn them into fun savory waffles! Perfect when you top them with chili.
Author: Angela G.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Skill Level: Easy
Recipe Type: Beef
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Yield: 2 potato waffles


  • 1 cup mashed potatoes Or less depending on your waffle maker
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat and generously coat your waffle maker with butter.
  • Spoon mashed potatoes onto your waffle maker and spread out just a bit as evenly as possible.
  • Close waffle maker and let cook for about 3-5 minutes. Potato waffle is ready when it's golden brown and doesn't stick to the waffle maker. Gently flip potato waffle onto a plate when done.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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