Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 237KCAL

Since starting our weight loss journey, there are a few things we miss. Hash browns, potato waffles and potato cakes are at the top of that list. We decided we'd try making something to fill that gap, and these slimming friendly Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles do just that.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories237
  • Carbs50g
  • Protein8g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars4g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles are the perfect addition to a healthy fry up and are great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

In our opinion, savoury waffles should always be made with potatoes – oats are for sweet waffles only!

We’ve used a tablespoon of Smash in our Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles to help absorb any moisture from the fresh potato. You could make these with Smash rather than fresh potatoes if you’d like, but you’ll need to make sure that the mixture is quite dry so that it holds together during cooking.

These Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles are not only perfect for breakfast, but are also great for lunch or dinner as well!

What diets are these Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles suitable for?

This Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles recipe is suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets.

It can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Reduced fat cheddar

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles recipe?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles?

You’ll need a waffle maker. We use one of these which you can pick up on Amazon as it’s SO easy to clean! This will easily make enough for 2 portions. We have big appetites, but even we could only manage half of a waffle each with beans!

If you’re cooking for more you can pick up a double waffle maker on Amazon too.

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You’ll also need a decent grater and, again, you can pick one up on Amazon pretty cheaply.

If you want your cheese to go that little bit further then you should try a fine or microplane grater which you can also get from Amazon

How many calories are in these Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles?

There are 237 calories per portion in this Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

In the waffle maker

Step 1

Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork. Then cook in the microwave until they’re fairly soft.

Step 2

Allow them to cool, then peel them.

Step 3

Grate the potato into a decent sized bowl, then stir in the Smash, spring onion, garlic powder, grated cheese, salt and pepper.

Step 4

Keep stirring until the mix comes together – get your hands in and make it into a ball.

Step 5

Turn on the waffle maker and allow it to heat up. Spray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 6

Place the potato mix in the waffle maker, then close the lid and press down to distribute the potato evenly.

Step 7

Cook until the waffles are brown and crispy (about 10 minutes or so) then remove from the waffle maker and serve.

In a silicone waffle mould

Step 1

Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork. Then cook in the microwave until they’re fairly soft.

Step 2

Allow them to cool, then peel them.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Step 4

Grate the potato into a decent sized bowl, then stir in the Smash, spring onion, garlic powder, grated cheese, salt and pepper.

Step 5

Keep stirring until the mix comes together – get your hands in and make it into a ball.

Step 6

Spray your waffle mould with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 7

Place the potato mix in the waffle mould and put in the oven for 20 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the waffle from the mould, flip over and return to the oven for a further 10-15 minutes until it’s browned and serve.

What could I serve with these Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles?

These Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles are perfect at any time of the day, but we especially love them for breakfast with the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles are cooked?

You’ll need to cook your Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles until they’re brown and crispy.

This will take around 10 minutes in a waffle maker or 30 – 35 minutes in the oven.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

Can I cook these Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles any other way?

Yes, you can! You can cook these in a waffle maker for around 10 minutes or in a silicone waffle mould in the oven for around 30 – 35 minutes.

How long can you keep these Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of these cooked Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

If you’d like to make the mixture in advance then you can keep this in the fridge for a day or so before cooking.

Can I freeze these Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen once your waffles have been cooked, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles?

Uncooked mixture from chilled: Follow recipe from step 5.

Cooked waffles from chilled: Pop into a hot oven until piping hot – keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn!

Cooked waffles from frozen: Allow to defrost, and then as above.

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Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles

Since starting our weight loss journey, there are a few things we miss. Hash browns, potato waffles and potato cakes are at the top of that list. We decided we'd try making something to fill that gap, and these slimming friendly Potato, Cheese and Onion Waffles do just that.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 237
  • Carbs 50G
WW Points
  • 9 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Smash
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 12 g reduced fat Cheddar
  • 2 spring onions finely chopped
  • low calorie cooking spray

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Click here for our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

In A Waffle Maker
  1. Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork. Then cook in the microwave until they're fairly soft
  2. Allow them to cool, then peel them
  3. Grate the potato into a decent sized bowl, then stir in the Smash, spring onion, garlic powder, grated cheese, salt and pepper
  4. Keep stirring until the mix comes together - get your hands in and make it into a ball
  5. Turn on the waffle maker and allow it to heat up. Spray with low calorie cooking spray
  6. Place the potato mix in the waffle maker, then close the lid and press down to distribute the potato evenly
  7. Cook until the waffles are brown and crispy (about 10 minutes or so) then remove from the waffle maker and serve
In a Silicone Waffle Mould
  1. Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork. Then cook in the microwave until they're fairly soft
  2. Allow them to cool, then peel them
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C
  4. Grate the potato into a decent sized bowl, then stir in the Smash, spring onion, garlic powder, grated cheese, salt and pepper
  5. Keep stirring until the mix comes together - get your hands in and make it into a ball
  6. Spray your waffle mould with low calorie cooking spray
  7. Place the potato mix in the waffle mould and put in the oven for 20 minutes
  8. Remove the waffle from the mould, flip over and return to the oven for a further 10-15 minutes until it's browned & serve

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cynthiaSunday 26th August 2018

hi im in australia could u pleasetell me what smash is …thanks

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Jane HurstSunday 8th July 2018

Made these today and my husband loved them. I’m going to do a batch for freezing and I’ll let you know. I didn’t have sash but used an extra potato and put an egg in to bind. Came out fine, though I did give extra time in the waffle maker.

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Julie McCallumSaturday 3rd March 2018

Hi ,could you do these in a sandwich machine ????

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