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Put a twist on your cheesy potatoes and make Funeral Potatoes with Ham. It is the perfect dish to make for your holiday dinners or funeral luncheons.
The Best Funeral Potatoes with Ham Recipe:
We love making potato recipes as side dishes for our holiday dinners. They are always the best comfort food and easy to make. This funeral potatoes with ham recipe is baked to perfection and loaded with flavor.
The crunchy corn flake topping makes this potato casserole recipe always a crowd favorite. The rich and creamy filling makes this a staple recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Adding in the diced ham makes this casserole dish hearty and delicious. Great way to use leftover ham from Easter. If you are looking for a crowd pleasing potato casserole, make this recipe.
What are Funeral Potatoes?
Funeral Potatoes is the ultimate comfort food. It is a popular side dish for the holiday, funeral luncheons, and family gatherings. It can be made with different types of potatoes and toppings.
This is why the are called funeral potatoes.
- Frozen shredded Hash Browns (32 ounces)
- Sour Cream
- Cream of Mushroom Soup (10.5 ounces)
- Ham (diced)
- Unsalted Butter (melted and divided)
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Black Pepper
- Corn Flakes
How to Make Funeral Potatoes with Ham:
- Step 1 – Heat Oven – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Step 2 – Sour Cream Mixture – In a large bowl, stir together the sour cream and cream of mushroom soup. Then mix half of the melted butter until well combined.
- Step 3 – Mix in Other Ingredients – Stir in the hash browns, ham, shredded cheese, and salt and pepper. Then mix until well combined.
- Step 4 – Pour Mixture – Pour the mixture into the 9X13 pan and top with the cornflakes.
- Step 5 – Pour Butter – Pour the remaining melted butter on top of the casserole.
- 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 – Remove from the oven. Let sit for 10 minutes and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy.
What is the Best Potatoes to Use?
You can use diced hash browns instead of shredded for this recipe if you prefer.
We have even made this dish with russet potatoes. Make sure to peel and dice them about the same size so it cooks evenly.
- Prepare Baking Dish – We recommend preparing the baking dish by spray with cooking spray. This helps for cleanup and serving the 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.
- Scallops Potato Recipes – This recipe is similar to scallop potato or au gratin potatoes. The potatoes are sliced with a mandolin instead of diced potatoes.
- Potatoes – We used shredded potatoes in this recipe, but you can use other types of frozen potatoes.
- Plain Greek Yogurt – Instead of using sour cream, use Greek Yogurt for a lighter version.
- Topping – We love the corn flakes cereal but you can use other toppings. You can use panko bread crumbs or crushed up potato chips. We love adding toppings for the amazing texture.
- Cream of Chicken Soup – Feel free to use cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom soup. You can also make homemade cream soup for a healthier version.
- 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.
- Change Meat – Diced ham is delicious in this recipe. But you can add in cooked shredded chicken or ground beef.
- Seasoning – You can easily change the season or add in thyme, parsley or more.
What to Serve with Funeral Potatoes?
This recipe is the ultimate comfort food. It is perfect served with your traditional holiday meats or we have even it made when we grill out. The cheese and potato mixture makes for a delicious side dish.
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 place in fridge for up to 24 hours. When baking, add the cornflake topping and bake per the recipe.
How to Freeze Funeral Potatoes with Ham:
Funeral potatoes freeze great if stored properly. You can easily double the recipe so you can prepare early for all your holiday dinners. I like to prepare and pour into a disposable freezer container.
Make sure to cover with plastic wrap and aluminum foil to ensure to avoid freezer burn. When you are ready to serve, allow to thaw in the fridge.
The consistency may change as the potato mixture thaws. Add the topping and heat in the oven.
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.
Print Recipe for Funeral Potatoes with Ham:
Funeral Potatoes with Ham
- 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 mushroom soup and half of the melted butter until well combined.
- Stir in the hash browns, ham, shredded 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.
- Remove from the oven. Let sit for 10 minutes and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!
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