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This Crockpot Funeral Potatoes Recipe is a simple side dish that is loaded with flavor. Make this slow cooker recipe for the holidays or your next potluck.

Funeral potatoes in the crock pot with a wooden spoon
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Easy Crock Pot Funeral Potatoes Recipe:

Making side dishes in the slow cooker is very helpful especially during the holidays. We always host Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners at our house. So this is the perfect side to prepare first thing in the morning.

This cheesy potato dish is always a family favorite and is made with simple ingredients. There are many ways to make this cheesy hash brown casserole. You can add a corn flake topping or mixing in cooked chicken.

This simple side dish is delicious and easy to make. Save oven space this holiday and make everyone’s favorite cheesy potatoes recipe side dish in the slow cooker.

Funeral potatoes in the crock pot

What are Funeral Potatoes?

Funeral Potatoes is the ultimate comfort food. It is usually served to large crowds and it got it named for being served during a time of need. This meal is cheesy, comforting and delicious that is why they are called funeral potatoes.

Not only do we serve during a funeral but you will also see it served during the holidays. See our traditional funeral potatoes.

Ingredients needed - hash browns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, onion, salt and pepper, cheese

Ingredients: 

  • Diced Frozen Hash Browns 
  • Cream of Chicken Soup (10.5 ounce) 
  • Sour Cream 
  • Onion (finely diced) 
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese (divided) 

How to Make Crockpot Funeral Potatoes: 

  • Step 1 – Prepare Slow Cooker Spray a 6 quart crock pot with a non-stick cooking spray. You can also spread slow cooker with melted butter.
  • Step 2 – Combine Ingredients – In a large mixing bowl, stir together the hash browns, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream. Mix in the onion, salt, pepper and 1 cup of the shredded cheese.  
  • Step 3 – Pour into Slow Cooker – Pour the potato mixture into the crock pot. Then spread it out as evenly as possible.  
  • Step 4 – Cover and Cook – Cover and slow cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. Mix the ingredients halfway through the cook time until the potatoes are tender. 
  • Step 5 – Add topping – Top with the remaining cheddar cheese.  Cover and cook on low for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted. 
  • Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve warm and enjoy.
Funeral potatoes in a slow cooker with a wooden spoon

What to Serve with Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

These cheesy potatoes can be served with holiday meats or grilled meats. These are some of our favorite recipes.

  • Easy Crock Pot Spiral Ham – Cooking ham in the crock pot is a great way to free up your oven space. Plus you will love how amazing it taste. We love using out slow cooker to make meal time a breeze.
  • Roasted TurkeyWith just a few simple ingredients and a couple of tips. You will be able to make the best turkey in the oven ever.
  • Grilled Chicken DrumsticksThis grilled chicken drumsticks recipe is easy and delicious. The dry rub is made with simple ingredients and they cook fast on the grill.

Slow Cooker Funeral Potatoes Substitutions and Additions:

  • Topping – We topped our hash brown casserole with sharp cheddar cheese, but you can add other toppings. Sprinkle with bacon bits, potato chips or ritz crackers for the extra layer of crunch.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup – You can easily substitute cream of chicken soup. Substitute with cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup.
  • Hash Brown Potatoes – We used diced frozen potatoes, but this recipe works great with shredded frozen potatoes as well.
  • Seasoning – Add in garlic powder or other simple seasoning for added flavor.
  • Cheese – Feel free to use other types of cheese. Pepper jack cheese would be delicious added in or Colby Monterrey Jack Cheese.
  • Fresh Potatoes – If you prefer, you can make this cheesy potato casserole with fresh potatoes. Make sure to use russet potatoes because they are firm and have a dry texture. Make sure to peel and dice in about the same size so they cook evenly.
Funeral potatoes on a wood spoon on a plate

Funeral Potatoes in a Crockpot Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Crock Pot – Make sure to spray the crock pot with cooking spray before adding in the ingredients. This makes for an easy cleanup and for serving.
  • Hash Browns – There is no need to thaw the hash browns. They can go in the crock pot frozen.
  • Mixing Ingredients – Make sure to thoroughly combine the ingredients for best results.
  • Cooking Casserole – About half way through the cooking time, make sure to stir and check to make sure potatoes are tender.
  • Adding Toppings – When you have about 15 minutes remaining on cooking time, add your toppings. This gives time for the cheese to melt properly.
  • Serving – This dish is best served warm. That is why we love slow cooking it as it keeps it warm.
Funeral potatoes on a wood spoon

Can you Freeze Cooked Funeral Potatoes?

Yes, cooked funeral potatoes can be placed in the freezer. Make sure that they have cooled completely and place in a freezer safe container. The consistency may change some when thawing but they will still be delicious.

I like to place in a casserole dish and reheat in the oven. Add more cheese and reheat in oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

A bite of funeral potatoes on a fork

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week. This side dish reheats well in the microwave. You can also reheat in the oven or on the stove top. Serve with your holiday leftover meat for a delicious lunch the next day.

Funeral Potatoes on a wooden spoon

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5 from 7 votes
This Crockpot Funeral Potatoes Recipe is a simple side dish that is loaded with flavor. Make this slow cooker recipe for the holidays or your next potluck.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 300

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray a 6 quart crock pot with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the hash browns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream onion, salt, pepper and 1 cup of the shredded cheese.
  • Pour the potato mixture into the crock pot and spread it out as evenly as possible.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours (mix the ingredients halfway through the cook time) until the potatoes are tender.
  • Top with the remaining cheddar cheese.  Cover and cook on low for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week

Nutrition Facts

Calories 300kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 11g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 48mg, Sodium 613mg, Potassium 410mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 527IU, Vitamin C 10mg, Calcium 247mg, Iron 2mg

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