Funeral Potatoes

Posted: February 26

Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 servings

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Funeral Potatoes, aka cheesy potatoes, is a crowd-pleasing dish that got its name from being a classic casserole being served at post-funeral luncheons for the family. Perhaps a sad title for such a tasty dish, it just goes to show how comforting these cheesy potatoes are. These easy-to-make potatoes are perfect for your next meal or upcoming potluck!


• 30 ounces frozen hash browns, diced or shredded will work, thawed • 2 cups sour cream • 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup (or homemade) • 10 tablespoons butter, divided, melted • 1 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese • 2 cups corn flakes cereal


Step 1

Using a mixing bowl, thaw the potatoes in the fridge overnight, or you can spread them out on a pan and warm them up on low in the oven for around 20 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (or 176 degrees C). In another mixing bowl, combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, 6 Tbsp of melted butter, dried minced onion, pepper, and salt. Mix together thoroughly.

Step 3

Next, add in the thawed potatoes and your shredded cheese into the bowl, mix it all together. Once combined, transfer the potato mixture evenly into a single layer in a 9x13 inch baking sheet.

Step 4

In a sealable bag, lightly crush your cornflakes with your hands or a rolling pin. Then, add in the remaining butter, mixing it all together. When the mixture is combined, sprinkle it evenly over the potatoes and other ingredients in your baking sheet.

Step 5

Bake the dish uncovered on the middle rack at 350 F for around 40-50 minutes. You can serve this dish with baked ham, oven-roasted turkey, or another suitable entree.