Loaded Potato Waffles

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Recipe: #24668

August 10, 2016

Categories: Waffles

"This is our of a Food and Wine magazine...It's by Justin Chapple."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (324.5 g)
  • Calories 508.7
  • Total Fat - 27.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 170.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1680.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 41.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.9 g
  • Protein - 24.3 g
  • Calcium - 321.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat an 8-inch waffle iron and preheat the oven to 200°F. In a large bowl, mix the potatoes with the eggs, flour, salt, baking powder, 3/4 cup of cheese and 3 tablespoons of butter. Fold in the 1/2 cup of bacon and the 1/3 cup of chives.

Step 2

Brush the waffle iron with melted butter and spread one-fourth of the potato mixture onto it. Close and cook on high until the waffles is golden and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a rack in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining potato mixture. Serve the waffles topped with sour cream, crumbled bacon, cheddar and chopped chives.

Step 3

Note: These waffles can be made in a Belgian waffle maker to serve 3. Spoon one-third of the mixture onto the iron instead of one-fourth.


  • Waffle Iron

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Make sure to use baking potatoes, as they have a higher starch content that will help bind the waffle together.
  • For a creamier texture, try substituting half of the cheddar for cream cheese.

  • Substitute sweet potatoes for baking potatoes for a sweeter flavor and more nutritional benefits. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese, and potassium.
  • Substitute vegan butter for regular butter to make a vegan-friendly recipe. Vegan butter is made from plant-based ingredients and is a great alternative for those who are lactose-intolerant or looking for a healthier option.

Cheesy Herb Potato Waffles Replace the bacon with 2 tablespoons of fresh herbs (such as parsley, thyme, and oregano) and increase the cheddar cheese to 1 cup. Add 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon of paprika to the potato mixture before cooking.

: Garlic Roasted Asparagus

: Garlic roasted asparagus is a delicious and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with the Loaded Potato Waffles. It is roasted with garlic, olive oil, and salt for a simple yet flavorful accompaniment. The asparagus adds a fresh and bright flavor to the savory waffles, making it a great combination.

Herbed Quinoa Pilaf: Herbed quinoa pilaf is a delicious and nutritious side dish that goes well with the Loaded Potato Waffles. It is made with quinoa, herbs, and vegetables like bell peppers and onions. The quinoa adds a nutty flavor and the herbs bring a bright and fresh flavor to the dish. The pilaf also adds a colorful and healthy accompaniment to the waffles.


Q: How do I keep the waffles warm?

A: Transfer the cooked waffles to a rack in a preheated oven (200°F) to keep them warm while you cook the remaining waffles.

Q: How do I make crispy waffles?

A: To make crispy waffles, use a waffle iron with a non-stick surface and preheat it to the highest setting. Make sure the batter is thick enough to hold its shape, and use a light spray of cooking oil to help create a crispy exterior.

5 Reviews


We loved how crispy these came out, and tasty, too! Cut the recipe in half for the two of us and it was perfect for my waffle maker. I wonder how they would be in my little waffle cup maker... Made exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(21 Sep 2023)


Very Good Indeed! We really liked these and they reminded us as a cousin of scallion pancakes (maybe an Irish cousin?). What I love about them, of course is the taste, which is YUM, YUM, but Love how fun they are. They're great to have on a Friday or Saturday night and I think I'm going to serve these at my next gathering at my home with friends. Thank you so much Teresa for sharing this wonderful recipe with us!


review by:
(25 Mar 2019)


Awesome savoury waffle! Made for wonderful dinner. I too hand grated the potatoes but after squeezing out most of the moisture...I placed them on a couple of paper towel layers and rolled it up and squeezed some more. They came out nice and dry. Left the waffles in the maker until they were really crispy. Can see this recipe being made again and again. UPDATE 10/8/22: We sure enjoy these for dinner. This time I made them vegetarian for my daughter. She and her partner were over the moon happy with this brekky for dinner! Thanks for sharing another of your wonderful recipes Teresa! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(3 Mar 2019)

Susie D

Marvelous taste and pretty as a picture! I hand grated the potatoes, rinsed them, and drained. My first waffle was a little soggy. I noticed the mixture in the bowl was sitting in a pool of liquid so drained it off, adjusted the heat on the waffle maker higher, and cooked the next ones longer. (I should have followed the directions and squeezed the potatoes very dry.) After correcting MY goofs we were rewarded with a great meal. I served with a salad of sliced heirloom tomatoes. Lovely meal!


review by:
(8 Apr 2017)


WOW, these waffles are awesome. Crisp, crunchy and very flavorful. I loved them, they made a great lunch, perfect with cheese, onions and bacon. Thanks for sharing, so happy I tried these. Made FYC Tag Game.


review by:
(4 Oct 2016)

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Fun facts:

Justin Chapple is a food editor for Food & Wine magazine, and is also the host of the Food Network show Mad Genius Tips. He is the creator of this delicious Loaded Potato Waffles recipe.

Potatoes have been an important part of the human diet since the 16th century, when they were first brought to Europe from Peru. They are a versatile food, and can be used in a variety of dishes, such as these Loaded Potato Waffles.