Bacon Potato Waffles

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


12 waffles

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
I like to garnish these great mashed potato waffles with sour cream and chives, or even a simple cheese sauce. My mother used to sprinkle them with a touch of sugar. —Laura Fall-Sutton, Buhl, Idaho
Bacon Potato Waffles Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Maple syrup or chunky applesauce
  • Additional crumbled cooked bacon, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, mashed potatoes, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in onion and bacon.
  2. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Serve with syrup or applesauce. Sprinkle with additional bacon if desired.

Bacon Potato Waffle Tips

What can I use instead of a waffle iron?

Instead of a waffle iron, trying making waffles on a grill pan. Preheat the pan to medium heat, then brush with oil. Ladle on the batter onto the pan with a ¼ or ½ measuring cup, then lower the heat. Cook on one side for 3-4 minutes; flip and cook the other side 3-4 more minutes. Waffles made on a grill pan will not have the same crispy brown edges as those made in a waffle iron, but they’ll have nice grooves to collect the syrup or applesauce.

Can you reheat potato waffles?

Yes, you can reheat potato waffles. Bake in a single layer on a baking sheet at 300° until heated through. You can also pop them back into the waffle maker for a few minutes to warm them up.

What else can I make with leftover mashed potatoes?

You can make lots of things with leftover mashed potatoes, like shepherd’s pie, doughnuts and brownies. Check out the best waffle maker brands, according to our Test Kitchen. Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 318 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.