I don’t know what to tell you. I had leftover mac ‘n’ cheese and thought OF COURSE I SHOULD MAKE WAFFLES OUT OF THIS. Now you have an insight into my madness.

They are truly amazing, a flavorful treat that combines the Kid’s two loves: waffles and cheese. And if you make Hello Kitty waffles out of them, well, they taste 100 times better of course.

2 cups all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
dash of paprika
1-1/4 cups buttermilk (a dash more if you need it)
2 eggs
1 cup Mac ‘n’ Cheese (recipe, here)

In a bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and paprika. Add the eggs and the buttermilk until you get a nice batter consistency. Add more buttermilk if necessary.

Stir in the Mac ‘n’ Cheese. It will be lumptastic.

Prep your waffle iron according to directions. Using melted butter, generously grease the iron – let’s just say melted cheese is not your best friend when it hardens.

Ladle the lumpy batter into the iron and bake until the waffle is done.

These are best warm and go surprisingly well with maple syrup, but are great all by themselves!