Cheddar Bacon Green Chile Waffles

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Green Chile Waffles with Cheddar and Bacon are the latest cheesy waffle deliciousness to hit our table. If you’ve been hanging out with me here for long, you likely know just how big my weakness is for savory waffles.

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Cheddar Bacon Green Chile Waffles - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

These waffles are filled with bacon, cheddar cheese, and green chile, making them my oldest son’s favorite waffle. That kid will happily eat almost anything if it is filled, smothered, or otherwise topped with green chile.

Cheese Waffles

Ham and Cheese Waffles, Cheddar Chive Waffles with Sausage Gravy, Cornbread Waffles with a Barbecue Sundae on top; there just isn’t an end to the savory waffle combinations. And we love them all.

Cheese adds so much flavor to waffles and I’ll let you in on a little secret. Having tried so many different combinations this year, I stumbled on a tip for you.

Store-bought pre-shredded cheese is my choice for savory waffles. Freshly shredded cheese melts into the waffles almost completely and doesn’t result in the same cheese pull when you break them apart.

Pre-shredded cheese results in a more cheesy bite overall and requires far less cheese in the recipe to accomplish that. Which leaves you with a lighter, fluffier, crispier waffle that still delivers plenty of cheese flavor.

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Cheddar Bacon Green Chile Waffles

  1. Preheat the waffle iron. Stir together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Add the milk and eggs. Whisk to combine. Stir in the butter.
  3. Add the cheese, the green chile, and the bacon and stir once more.
  4. Pour batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook until lightly browned.
  5. When finished cooking, transfer the waffles to a wire rack on the counter.
  6. Serve the waffles handheld or with an egg and/or sausage gravy on top. Enjoy!

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Cheddar Bacon Green Chile Waffles

Cheddar Bacon Green Chile Waffles

Cheddar Bacon Green Chile Waffles are a great make ahead breakfast for fall.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 8 4-inch square waffles

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour *
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup chopped green chile
  • 2/3 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • Rosemary Sausage Gravy (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the waffle iron. Stir together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the milk and eggs. Whisk to combine. Stir in the butter. Add the cheese, the green chile, and the bacon and stir once more.
  • Pour batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook until lightly browned. When finished cooking, transfer the waffles to a wire rack on the counter.
  • Serve the waffles handheld or with an egg and/or sausage gravy on top. Enjoy!

Notes

*Gluten-Free Alternative: 1 1/3 cups brown rice flour, 2/3 cup tapioca starch, and 1/4 cup potato starch may be substituted for the all-purpose flour listed in the above ingredients.
FREEZER MEAL: Let the waffles cool completely, before storing them in an airtight zip-close bag. Reheat the frozen waffles in a toaster oven or in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcal · Carbohydrates: 34g · Protein: 22g · Fat: 29g · Saturated Fat: 14g · Cholesterol: 110mg · Sodium: 1092mg · Potassium: 377mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 3g · Vitamin A: 690IU · Vitamin C: 1.5mg · Calcium: 464mg · Iron: 2.2mg
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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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