Mashed Potato Waffle Burgers

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If your heart is yearning for a southern soul food or you just happen to have leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge then this is for you!




  • 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 Tblspn butter, softened
  • 1/4 tspn onion powder
  • 1/2 tspn garlic powder
  • 1 Tbspn parsley
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1/4 to 1/2 Cup flour
  • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1lb ground beef seasoned as preferred
  • 1 packet brown gravy


Prep: 10 Minutes; Cook: 20 Minutes

  • Preheat waffle iron
  • Mix potatoes, butter, dry seasonings, followed by milk, do not mix smooth
  • Add cheese and flour, again not until smooth - the lumps help hold your mixture together.
  • Create hamburger patties and cook to desired doneness, set aside.
  • Coat waffle iron with a nonstick spray before EACH waffle - this is key as to not separate the waffle when opening the iron. 
  • Scoop 1/4 Cup of potato mixture per waffle (1/2 Cup for the big round waffle irons) allow to sit for 30 seconds before closing the iron lid.  This 'sets' your waffle as to not spread too thin. 
  • Cook until outsides are a dark golden brown and crispy.
  • Cool on a wire rack - this allows air below and above and keeps your creation crispy. 
  • Prepare brown gravy as directed on package.
  • Start with a waffle on bottom
  • Add a meat patty
  • Add any extra desired ingredients like cheese, veggies, etc.
  • Drizzle gravy ontop of concoction
  • Top with another potato waffle
  • You can even put more gravy ontop of the waffle if you want, its a bit messier but very delicious!  I suggest using a fork for this burger - Enjoy! 
Serves 8