Bacon Potato Waffles Recipe
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Bacon Potato Waffles Recipe

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I like to garnish these great 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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

2 waffles (calculated without syrup and bacon) equals 318 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 614 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.


  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. Yield: 12 waffles.
Originally published as Bacon Potato Waffles in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p69

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"Responding to bziol:

Mashed sweet potatoes should work fine. You will have a sweeter waffle, since you added brown sugar when you mashed."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"i made this receipe and used leftover mashed potatoes. it was a hit. my family loves wafles and this worked out great. it give another use for leftovers and no one is the wiser. it is a great budget stretcher in that manner."

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"Absolutely delicious but I didn't add the onion. I sometimes make mashed potatoes and freeze them anyway, now I portion out a couple of baggies of taters to just pull out for waffles. Waffles freeze very well also"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"I wonder how these would taste with mashed sweet potatoes. I used butter and brown sugar when I mashed the sweets so it could give some good flavor in combination with the bacon."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"so soft and great! made these with shredded chicken ham instead made about 12 large pancakes."

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