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Waffles on a white plate with a sunny side up egg on top and red onions.

Cheesy Hash Brown Waffles

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 square waffles 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: cooking
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Crispy cheesy potato waffles that resemble hash browns. They freeze well so you can make a big batch for later!


  • 1 kg potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (add less to make it lighter and less cheesy)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dried marjoram (or oregano or both)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (I used Bob's Redmill's 1-to-1 gluten-free blend)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • For the waffle iron cooking oil in a spray (I use avocado oil) or use oil and a brush

Serving options: eggs (sunny side up or poached), breakfast sausages (vegan or regular), avocado, roasted tomatoes, baked beans, sliced red onion, pickled red onions, smoked salmon, capers


  1. Add the grated potatoes to a bowl and sprinkle with the salt. Toss and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Squeeze out as much excess water as you can.
  2. To a large bowl add the potatoes, cheddar, eggs, minced garlic, dried marjoram or oregano, flour, and baking powder. Mix well with a fork or spoon. 
  3. Preheat your waffle iron. I set mine to medium heat.
  4. Spray with cooking spray and add about 1 cup of the batter in the middle and spread it out so that it’s flat and can crisp up (or simply add enough to fill the whole waffle iron depending on the size of your waffle iron and the waffle shape you want). Cook according to the manufacturer's instructions until golden brown. I cook mine for 8-10 minutes as the potatoes need a little more time than regular waffle batter would. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
  5. Keep the waffles in the oven preheated to 200F (100C) to keep them warm until ready to serve.
  6. Enjoy with your toppings of choice. I like serving mine with sunny side-up eggs, smoked salmon, and pickled red onions.


The kind of potatoes doesn’t really matter in this recipe. Some say it does but I always just use the potatoes I have on hand. Bigger ones are easier to grate.

Storing: You can store these waffles in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days or in the freezer in a freezer-safe container or bag for 1-2 months. To reheat, just pop them into the toaster.

Keywords: cheesy, hash brown, waffles