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.

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.

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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