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Funeral Potatoes Cheesy potato casserole

I must have grown up in a strange place because I had never heard of it “funeral potatoes”Until he moved to Utah. It’s really just cheesy potato casserolebut the funny name is the one I like to use.

As far as I understand, this dish got its name because it is a typical accessory served for the lunches that follow the funeral services here. It’s a great dish to feed a bunch, so it definitely makes sense. I personally have never had them for a meal after a funeral, but I have certainly had them for various holiday gatherings. It’s always a hit.

Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, has their own recipe for this potluck favorite. People say they are famous everywhere but that people call them all sorts of different things. I was a little hesitant at first, but after trying them I can see why everyone loves them. I love the cheese-y potatoes too crispy topping! It’s delicious.

And my mom says they sometimes also have potato chips as a topping, but I’ve only ever had cornflakes cereal (how weird to combine cereal and cheese potatoes, but it works!), So that’s what we stick to. I do not know why they are so good, maybe just that with comfort foods, but we have them every time Christmas or Easter now.

a photo of a stew full of cheesy potato casserole with a few servings removed.

Necessary Ingredients for Funeral Potatoes

Ok, I’m not lying about this dish, there’s nothing healthy about it. Haha! That’s probably why it’s so good! It is a dish you would like to have on special occasions, but probably not several times a week. Here is your shopping list:

  • Cream of chicken soup
  • sour cream (light)
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Pepper
  • Hash Browns (frozen)
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Cornflakes

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card below.

a picture of a serving of Potato Potato Casserole on a white plate with golden crispy topping.

How to make funeral potatoes

This recipe is so easy! Of all the reasons to love it, this is probably my favorite! You can feed a crowd with something everyone loves and it can be done with almost no work! Here are the basic steps:

  1. Take the potatoes out of the freezer to let them thaw while you make the sauce.
  2. Mix sour cream, soup and butter in a bowl until smooth, then add spices and cheese.
  3. Add the potatoes and flip them in the sauce.
  4. Combine cornflakes and butter in a separate bowl.
  5. Put the potato mixture in a 9 × 13 baking dish and top with cornflakes.
  6. Bake.
  7. Remove from the oven and let stand for a few minutes before serving.

All the specific instructions for this recipe can be found in the recipe card below.

a photo of a stew full of cheesy potato casserole with a serving in the corner of the dish removed.

Can Funeral Potatoes Be Frozen?

Funeral potatoes freeze well. Make everything as written in the instructions except cornflakes. Put them in the baking tin (I like to use aluminum foil pans), cover with plastic wrap and then put them in the freezer. It lasts for up to 1 month.

When you want to make it, take it out of the freezer the day before and thaw it in the fridge. Then add the cornflakes and bake as instructed in the recipe.

How long do funeral potatoes last?

Funeral potatoes stay in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. They can be reheated in the microwave to the oven. If you use the microwave, cornflakes will lose their crunch.

Is Corn Flakes Gluten Free?

Many grain products made with gluten-free corn or rice are not gluten-free. Malt flavor is often added to grains. Malt is made from barley, which contains gluten. Corn Flakes contain malt flavors, and so do cornflakes not gluten free.

A photo of a plate of cheesy potato casserole topped with golden crispy topping.

Do not leave the name “funeral potatoesMakes you think these potatoes are sad. There is nothing sad about them at all! They are cheesy, crispy, creamy and so addictive. It will be a hit at any gathering you go to!

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a picture of a serving of cheesy potato casserole on a white plate with golden crunchy topping.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Servings: 8

I must have grown up in a strange place because I had never heard of it “funeral potatoesuntil I moved to Utah. It’s really just cheesy potato casserolebut the funny name is the one I like to use.

  • 1 able to cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups sour cream light
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoonful salt
  • 1 teaspoonful onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoonful garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoonful pepper
  • 24 ounces hash browns frozen squares or shredded
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese

Topping

  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups Cornflakes slightly crushed
  • Put the potatoes in a colander while you prepare the sauce to thaw them

  • Mix sour cream, soup and butter in a bowl until smooth. Add spices and cheese

  • Mix in the frozen hash browns, lift and fold the mixture until well blended.

  • In a medium bowl, toss the lightly crushed cornflakes with the butter until evenly combined.

  • Pour the potato mixture into a 9×13-inch baking tin and top with the butter-greased cornflakes.

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, until hot and bubbling around the edges.

  • Take out of the oven and let sit for about 10 minutes and then serve!

cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days

Nutrition facts

Funeral potatoes

Quantity per portion (1 g)

Calories 351
Calories from Fat 189

% Daily value *

Fat 21 g32%

Saturated fat 13g81%

Cholesterol 59mg20%

Sodium 796mg35%

Potassium 392mg11%

Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 4 g4%

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A 797 IU16%

Vitamin C 11 mg13%

Calcium 269mg27%

Iron 4mg22%

* Percent daily values ​​are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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a picture of a serving of cheesy potato casserole on a white plate with golden crunchy topping.

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