Mac-and-Cheese Waffles

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It had to be done. I’ve made fries on a waffle iron. I’ve cooked breakfast sausage on a waffle iron. And I’ve even made brownies on a waffle iron. So it made perfect sense to make mac-and-cheese waffles.

What makes for a great mac-and-cheese? A nice crunchy outside and a creamy inside. Well, here it is. Crunchy and creamy, all in one, and a great way to use up leftover mac-and-cheese. Heck, it doesn’t even have to be leftover. Just make a batch of your favorite recipe and turn it into instant greatness!

Mac-and-Cheese Waffles

You can use any mac-and-cheese recipe you want for mac-and-cheese waffles. Just make sure you let it set for a few hours (or best, overnight) before cutting it and putting it on the waffle iron. It needs to be nice and… well, solid. Good and firm and not runny. You don’t want to close your waffle maker only to watch all that cheese greatness run out the sides and onto your countertop.

Remember as you make these that non-stick spray is your friend. It definitely makes for easier clean-up.

Also try my macaroni-and-cheese muffins.

Mac-and-Cheese Waffles
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Mac-and-Cheese Waffles

What makes for a great mac-and-cheese? A nice crunchy outside and a creamy inside. Well, here it is. Crunchy and creamy, all in one.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese, waffles
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 455kcal




For the mac-and-cheese

  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet or the same pot you cooked the macaroni in.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for 3 minutes, whisking constantly.
  • Slowly pour in the milk, 1/2 cup at a time, and whisk. Whisk steadily for about 10 minutes until any lumps are gone and the mixture is nice and creamy smooth.
  • Remove from heat and add the salt, pepper, cayenne (if using) and 2 cups of the cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted.
  • Line a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with parchment or wax paper.
  • Pour in the macaroni and cheese and level out with a spatula.
  • Let cool before placing into the fridge for at least eight hours.

For the mac-and-cheese waffles

  • Heat your waffle iron and spray well with non-stick spray.
  • Working in batches, cut the macaroni and cheese into whatever sizes and shapes you want.
  • Sprinkle a bit of cheese on the waffle iron and add the macaroni and cheese. Top with a bit more cheese and close the waffle iron. Do not press down. Cook 5-6 minutes.
  • Turn off the waffle iron and let cool 5-10 minutes or until you can remove the mac-and-cheese without it sticking. Keep warm in the oven on low as you cook the remaining mac-and-cheese.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 531mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 844IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 501mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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