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Funeral Potatoes Recipe is the perfect comfort food. Perfect for family gatherings or Thanksgiving. This cheesy potatoes are easy to make.
Easy Funeral Potatoes Recipe:
This funeral potatoes recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients. It is loaded with flavor and topped with a crispy texture. If you are looking for the ultimate comfort food, this is the casserole to make.
This is a casserole is cheesy, creamy, and has a ispy topping. It is the perfect casserole to serve for Christmas dinners or funeral luncheons. Make cheesy potato casserole the next time you have a potluck for a crowd pleasing side dish.
All you need is a few simple ingredients and everything bakes perfectly in a baking dish or casserole dish. Serve with ham, turkey or any type of grilled meats.
Why are they called Funeral Potatoes?
This side dish is the ultimate comfort food. Because of this, it has become a staple at many holiday dinners, potlucks and funerals. It is the perfect side dish to feed a crowd.
We have even made them throughout the year because they are just that good.
- Frozen Diced Hash Browns (32 ounces)
- Sour Cream
- Cream of Chicken Soup (10.5 ounces)
- Unsalted Butter (melted and divided)
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Black Pepper
- Crushed Corn Flakes
How to Make Funeral Potatoes:
- Step 1 – Heat OVen – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Step 2 – Mix Ingredients – In a large bowl, combine together the cream of chicken soup, and sour cream. Then stir in half of the melted butter until well combined.
- Step 3 – Stir in the hash browns, cheese, salt and pepper and mix until well combined.
- Step 4 – Add mixture to baking dish – Pour the mixture into the 9X13 pan and sprinkle with the cornflakes.
- Step 5 – Top with melted butter – Pour the remaining melted butter on top of the casserole. Then it is ready to bake.
- Step 6 – Bake Casserole – Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top of the casserole is golden brown. Cook until the potatoes are tender.
- Step 7 – Serve and Enjoy – Let the casserole sit for 10-15 and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy.
- Frozen Hash Browns – You can use shredded hash browns instead of diced or cubes for this recipe if you prefer.
- Cream Soup – We used cream of chicken soup in this recipe. But you can also use cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup.
- Lighter Option – For a lighter option, substitute sour cream for plain Greek Yogurt.
- Crunchy Topping – Feel free to change the toppings on this casserole. You can use bread crumbs, panko breadcrumbs, or crush potato chips.
- 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.
- Cheese – Feel free to change the cheese in this recipe. We used cheddar cheese but you can also use sharp cheddar cheese or parmesan cheese.
- Onion – You can add in diced onion to this recipe if your family loves onion.
Can I Prepare Ahead of Time?
This recipe can be made ahead. Make the casserole as detailed but do not add the cornflake topping.
Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When baking, add the cornflake topping and bake per the recipe.
Tips and Tricks for Funeral Potato Casserole:
- Hash Browns – There is no need to thaw the frozen hash browns before added to this hash brown casserole. Everything will cook while in the oven.
- Mixing Ingredients – Make sure to thoroughly combine the ingredients for best results.
- Baking Casserole – If you find the your topping is getting to brown, you can cover the casserole with aluminum foil.
- Rest Casserole – Before serving the casserole, allow it to rest for about 15 minutes. This allows for the texture to thicken and become creamy.
What to Serve with Funeral Potatoes:
These funeral potatoes are delicious served with holiday meats or grilled meats. These are some of our favorites.
- Honey Baked Ham – Spiral cut ham is one of our favorite hams to cook for Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. It is the perfect holiday to serve with funeral potatoes.
- Easy Crock Pot Steak Bites – If you need a recipe that is incredibly simple but everyone will enjoy. You must try this Slow Cooker Steak Recipe. Toss everything into the crockpot and come home to dinner waiting.
- Roasted Turkey – Learn how to roast a turkey that is tender, juicy and packed with flavor. This oven baked turkey is so easy and really delicious.
How to Store Leftovers:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. This side dish reheats well in the microwave covered in plastic wrap. You can also reheat in the oven or on the stove top in a skillet until cheese melt.
Serve with your holiday leftover meat for a delicious lunch the next day.
Can you Freeze Funeral Potatoes?
Funeral Potatoes is the prefect casserole to freeze. We like to double the recipe and freeze the other one to enjoy another time.
Make sure that they have cooled completely and place in a freezer safe container. The consistency may change some when thawing but it 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.
Print Recipe for Funeral Potatoes:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, stir together the sour cream, cream of chicken soup and half of the melted butter until well combined.
- Stir in the hash browns, cheese, salt and pepper and mix until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into the 9X13 pan and top with the cornflakes.
- Pour the remaining melted butter on top of the casserole.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top of the casserole is golden brown and the potatoes are tender.
- Let the casserole sit for 10-15 and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!
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