Jan 25, 2024
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Funeral Potatoes (also known as cheesy potatoes) is a quick and easy side dish recipe that feeds a crowd. This cheesy hash brown casserole is perfect for cool nights. Plus, it goes with most meals, holiday dinners or potlucks!
This funeral potatoes recipe is a huge crowd pleasing side dish! Chances are, there will be no leftovers. These potatoes are creamy, cheesy and with crispy topping. It is the ultimate comfort food! Serve with ham, turkey or your families favorite chicken recipe.
This cheesy potato recipe starts by combining sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, melted butter, freshly shredded cheese, salt and pepper. Combined with hash browns and then topped with crushed corn flakes. Then simply bake it for about 45 minutes. That’s it! Easy right?
Why We Love This Recipe
- It’s a classic comfort food/casserole recipe!
- Super simple ingredients.
- Easy to make.
- Feeds a crowd.
- Can be made ahead of time.
Can I Use Fresh Potatoes?
Of course! You will need to parboil the potatoes if cutting into cubes.
Start by peeling 5-6 russet potatoes and cut into cubes. Add the potatoes to a large pot of cold water with 1-2 tbsp of salt. Bring the water to a boil and boil for 1-2 minutes. Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool before adding into the cream mixture.
If you are using fresh potatoes as hashbrowns, simply peel and shred.
Why Are My Potatoes Turning Brown?
Potatoes begin to oxides once they are peeled and exposed to the air. To prevent potatoes from browning, place in a bowl of cold water immediately upon cutting or shredding.
Can I Freeze Cheesy Potatoes?
Yes! You can follow the recipe instructions below. However, skip the step of adding the corn flake topping as it will become soggy when thawing. Simply add the corn flake topping right before baking.
You can store in the freezer covered for up to 3 months. Be sure to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and top with the corn flakes before baking.
Ingredients Needed For Funeral Potatoes
- Potatoes – you can use frozen hash browns, fresh potatoes that have been peeled and cubed or shredded
- Sour cream – sub for plain Greek yogurt if on a lighter diet
- Cream of mushroom soup – you can also use cream of chicken soup
- Salt & pepper
- Cheddar cheese – be sure to use freshly shredded cheese as it melts a lot easier. You can use a mild or medium cheddar cheese or even Monterey Jack.
- Corn flakes cereal – if you don’t have any cereal on hand, you can also top with Panko crumbs, bread crumbs, ritz or saltine crackers.
How To Make Funeral Potatoes
Preheat the oven to 350°. Pre-grease baking dish.
In a medium size bowl, mix together the sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, butter, salt and pepper.
In a large bowl or casserole dish, mix together the hash browns with the sour cream mixture and half of the cheddar cheese. If using a bowl, place the hash brown mixture into the casserole dish in an even layer.
Top with remaining cheese and crushed corn flakes cereal.
Place in the oven and bake uncovered for about 45 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
How To Store Leftovers
Place the leftover funeral potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, place in a microwave safe dish and reheat until heated through. NOTE: The corn flakes won’t be crispy like they were fresh from the oven.
More Delicious Potato Recipes To Try
- Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes – easy and delicious potato recipe loaded with onions and garlic. This results in a pillowy soft inside and crispy outside!
- Loaded Potato Skins – this a great appetizer recipe that’s perfect for entertaining a crowd!
- Twice Baked Potato Casserole – a spin on twice baked potatoes, without all the work.
- 30 oz. frozen hash browns
- 16 oz. sour cream
- 10.5 oz. cream of mushroom soup
- 6 tbsp salted butter melted
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp black pepper
- 2 c cheddar cheese freshly shredded
- 2 c corn flakes crushed
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Pre-grease baking dish.
- In a medium size bowl, mix together the sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, butter, salt and pepper.
- In a large bowl or casserole dish, mix together the hash browns with the sour cream mixture and half of the cheddar cheese. If using a bowl, place the hash brown mixture into the casserole dish in an even layer.
- Top with remaining cheese and crushed corn flakes cereal.
- Place in the oven and bake uncovered for about 45 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.