Bacon Potato Waffles with Applesauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 5 min./batch


12 waffles

Updated: Jan. 01, 2018
My mother used to add bacon to a lot of recipes for extra flavor, so I modified this potato waffle by doing just that. It's a terrific recipe for using up leftover mashed potatoes, and the waffles go so well with applesauce. —Laura Fall-Sutton, Buhl, Idaho
Bacon Potato Waffles with Applesauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 5 tablespoons bacon drippings or canola oil
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • Chunky applesauce


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

Nutrition Facts

2 waffles: 316 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 895mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.