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Big Mac Chaffle

Big Macs were always a favorite of mine when we’d hit up the drive through and this low carb version on a soft, fluffy Chaffle is absolutely perfect! The Big Mac sauce takes these over the top delicious!

big mac chaffle in a women's hand

I know it’s totally not popular to admit to loving fast food, but I can’t help myself.

I just love a good fast food burger every now and then. 

So, when I discovered the goodness of a chaffle, I knew I would be making cheeseburger chaffles until the day I died. But why stop at a plain old cheeseburger chaffle? Why not go big with a Big Mac Chaffle? 

Wondering what exactly a chaffle is? Go check out my post and chaffle recipe! I’ve answered all the FAQ’s and provided all the info you need to get started chaffling! You don’t want to miss out on this amazing low carb recipe!

chaffle cheeseburger with thousand island and lettuce

These are so good, you guys. 

Best part? They were ready in less than 30 minutes and tasted like a total cheat meal. Obsessed.

How to make a cheeseburger chaffle:

To start, gather all your ingredients. This goes quick, so it’s best to get everything ready to go.

ingredients for cheeseburger chaffle on cutting board

For ONE Big Mac chaffle, you’ll need 1/3 pound of ground beef, 2 slices of cheese, a couple pickle slices, a small handful of shredded lettuce, and a sprinkling of minced onion. You’re also going to want some Big Mac sauce ready to go…keep scrolling down and we’ll get to that recipe.

The chaffle itself consists of 1 egg, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, and a dash of garlic salt.

I like to separate the ground beef into two balls and pop them on a griddle. Flatten them with a salad plate to get nice, uniform patties that are really thin and authentic. They cook in just about 2-3 minutes per side when they’re thin like this.

I season my ground beef with garlic salt, but salt and pepper plus MSG is probably more authentic to McDonald’s. 

two chaffles and two cheeseburger

Add your cheese, stack your patties, and pop them on your chaffle.

The chaffle is just egg, cheese, and garlic salt whisked together and cooked in a mini waffle iron for 2-3 minutes per side. I do this while the burgers are cooking.

Big Mac Sauce: 

The key to a Big Mac is most definitely the sauce!

Our version is a bit different than McDonald’s, because we don’t want all of the sugar they use, but the taste is very close and I think you’ll love it!

thousand island dressing in a jar with a spoon

You’ll need mayo, sugar-free ketchup, relish, vinegar, and salt!

This is basically my recipe for Thousand Island Dressing, but shrunk down quite a bit. Feel free to make the full batch of dressing for your salads and burgers!

big mac sauce on chaffle

Special Tools Needed:

You are going to want a mini waffle maker for this recipe. It makes the perfect sized hamburger buns!

I use the Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Don’t worry – you can order from Amazon for around $10 and I almost guarantee you won’t regret the purchase!

You’ll see that they’re most likely backordered. Everyone is obsessed with chaffles! I’d recommend ordering anyway as I’m hearing from readers that they are still shipping much sooner than anticipated!

Dash waffle maker

It heats quickly, cooks quickly, takes up barely any space, and it comes in a variety of cute colors. I have the aqua. 

If you want to make more than 1 mini waffle at a time, check out this one:

If you plan to make chaffles for a family, this should work great! It would really help to have this one if you’re making these cheeseburger chaffles for the whole family!

double cheeseburger with lettuce with chaffles as the bun

More chaffle recipes to try: 

Pumpkin Chaffles: That’s right, our favorite flavor has been chaffled!

Italian Cream Chaffle Cake: Decadent and somehow still low carb!

Blueberry Cinnamon Chaffle: Looks like the best breakfast!

Garlic Cheese Stick Chaffles: Serving this up tonight!

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chaffle used as bread making a cheeseburger

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Big Mac Chaffle

These cheeseburger chaffles taste like my favorite fast food burger, right down to the secret sauce! Feel free to double or even quadruple this recipe if you're feeding more than one!

Yield 1 Big Mac
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


For the cheeseburgers:

  • 1/3 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 slices American cheese

For the Chaffles:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

For the Big Mac Sauce:

  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dill pickle relish
  • splash vinegar, to taste

To assemble:

  • 2 tablespoons shredded lettuce
  • 3-4 dill pickles
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion


To make the burgers:

Heat a griddle over medium high heat.

Divide the ground beef into 2 equal sized balls and place each on the griddle, at least 6 inches apart.

Let cook for 1 minute.

Use a small salad plate to firmly press straight down on the balls of beef to flatten. Sprinkle with garlic salt.

Cook 2 minutes or until halfway cooked through. Flip the burgers carefully and sprinkle with remaining garlic salt.

Continue cooking 2 minutes or until cooked through.

Place one slice of cheese over each patty and then stack the patties and set aside on a plate. Cover with foil.

To make the chaffles:

Heat the mini waffle iron and spray with non-stick spray.

Whisk together the egg, cheese, and garlic salt until well combined.

Add half of the egg mixture to the waffle iron and cook for 2-3 minutes. Set aside and repeat with remaining batter.

To make the Big Mac Sauce:

Whisk together all ingredients.

To assemble burgers:

Top one chaffle with the stacked burger patties, shredded lettuce, pickles, and onions.

Spread the Big Mac sauce over the other chaffle and place sauce side down over the sandwich.

Eat immediately.


Feel free to double or quadruple this recipe.

I find it easiest to make the Big Mac sauce in advance and then cook the chaffles while the burgers are cooking. This looks like a lot of steps, but all goes very quickly.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 831Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 382mgSodium: 3494mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 65g

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53 thoughts on “Big Mac Chaffle”

  1. This may be low carb but unfortunately the other nutrients are off the charts unhealthy.

    1. Karly Campbell

      It’s a burger based off a fast food chain – not meant to be the healthiest meal, just a way to get your fix without blowing your carbs for the day. A way to cheat, without cheating… 😉

  2. Ohhh, the round Dash Griddle would be perfect as the burger would be the perfect size.

  3. I’m so excited about this recipe!! The chaffel is amazing, I made wo the salt and it was even better! I made it for breakfast with a dash of vanilla and sugar free syrup. YUMMY!!!

  4. Don’t have mozzarella on hand for Chaffles all I have is Colby jack and Monterey. Am i able to substitute the cheese?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Yep, you’ll just end up with a different flavor – the stronger the flavor, the more it will shine through in the chaffle. I like mozzarella, because it doesn’t lend any flavor to the chaffle.

  5. Someone able to break down where this almost 3500mg of sodium is coming from or at least what to limit/remove to get that number down a bit?

    1. I did recently see a video where someone cooked a sausage patty in their dash, so it might work!

  6. To me your salt amount is off the charts amend not healthy. Perhaps instead of garlic salt use garlic powder. Just a thought

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