Bake Gooey Cheesy Funeral Potatoes & Live a Little!

Cheesy Potato Casserole

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 55 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Casserole:

For the Topping:

  • 2 cups corn flakes cereal
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2

In your largest mixing bowl, combine thawed hash browns with the soup, sour cream, onion, melted butter, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

3

Spread the mixture in a 9x13 casserole dish. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top.

4

In a bowl use a spoon to crush the cornflakes and stir in the melted butter. Spread that mixture on top of the casserole.

5

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes until browned and bubbly. Serve warm.

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Check out this excellent easy-to-make cheesy hash browns recipe frequently named funeral potatoes. 

spoonful of funeral potatoes

Here’s a crowd-favorite side dish that’s easy and affordable to make!

If you’re looking for a delicious side dish to feed holiday guests, consider turning a bag of frozen hashbrowns into cheesy funeral potatoes.

The end result is a mouth-watering gooey casserole with a crunchy buttery cornflake topping – perfect for any special occasion or gathering. I personally have always loved this dish during the holidays and special occasion brunches such as on Easter Sunday.

The ingredients are simple and it’s quick and easy to compile before placing in the oven.

up close photo of funeral potatoes in fancy panz

Why are they called funeral potatoes?

Funeral potatoes are often associated with funerals and potluck-style gatherings as traditional comfort food. It’s an easy and affordable dish to serve a crowd at a reception or celebration. According to Dictionary.com, “The name comes from the Mormon practice of serving the dish at receptions after funerals, especially those planned by a woman’s group called the Relief Society.”

woman holding a fancy panz foil pan dish cover

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ingredients to make easy funeral potatoes

adding cream of mushroom soup to funeral potatoes

adding finely diced onion to casserole

mixing bowl with funeral potatoes

adding parmesan cheese to funeral potatoes

crushed corn flakes and butter in a small bowl

funeral potatoes in a disposable pan

funeral potatoes in the oven


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Cheesy Potato Casserole

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 55 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES

Delicious casserole loaded with cheesy potatoes, a perfect recipe for a weeknight dinner side.

Ingredients

For the Casserole:

For the Topping:

  • 2 cups corn flakes cereal
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2

In your largest mixing bowl, combine thawed hash browns with the soup, sour cream, onion, melted butter, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

3

Spread the mixture in a 9x13 casserole dish. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top.

4

In a bowl use a spoon to crush the cornflakes and stir in the melted butter. Spread that mixture on top of the casserole.

5

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes until browned and bubbly. Serve warm.

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Tips for making cheesy funeral potatoes:

  • If the cornflake topping doesn’t sound appealing you can use crushed potato chips, crushed crackers, breadcrumbs, or crispy fried onions.
  • Use cream of mushroom soup in place of the cream of chicken soup if desired. Homemade cream of chicken soup is pretty easy to make yourself if you prefer!
  • Crockpot Funeral Potatoes Directions:  Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on high for 3 hours. For the topping, do that step after the 3-hour cooking time and let it cook for an additional 15 minutes with the lid closed.
  • add cooked shredded chicken or ground meat to the bottom of dish to transform this side dish into a comforting meal
  • Cover and store leftovers in the fridge for up to a few days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

plate with funeral potatoes
This funeral potatoes recipe does not disappoint!

I appreciate that anyone can throw these cheesy potatoes together and have them come out consistently delicious each time. I specifically love to serve this alongside ham or as a brunch side dish with bacon and eggs. It’s comforting and so darn GOOD! This casserole is also a perfect Thanksgiving side dish to pair with turkey. You can easily double the ingredients for larger crowds.

Do you make funeral potatoes too? Let us know in the comments! 


Cheesy tater tot casserole is another comfort food to consider!  


About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 16

  1. Jennifer

    We always called these Holiday Potatoes. And they are soooo good! : )

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks for sharing!

  2. Ann

    If you use condensed cheese soup instead of cream of chicken, it will be vegetarian. Since one of my daughters is a vegetarian, we always make it like this! (It’s still not vegan, of course!)

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that is a great point! Thanks for sharing Ann!

    • TS

      Many cream of ___ soups are vegetarian. Cream of mushroom soup is vegetarian.

  3. kellyfornia

    Is there a way to save this to my Hiplist??

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there, kellyfornia! You can save this to your cookbook using the link at the top of the page. Your cookbook/recipes can also be found under your account like the HipList. Hoping this helps! 💗

  4. kellyfornia

    Thanks so much.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re very welcome! Enjoy!

  5. T

    Our family just calls it cheesy potatoes but they are not made like this. We use a block of cream cheese and I use 2 soups, 1 chicken and 1 mushroom. I also blend those together. We don’t use parmesan just cheddar and use diced frozen potatoes.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I will have to try that combo! Thanks for sharing your version!

  6. dabbilicious

    We just call this hash brown casserole. 🤣

  7. FANFAVE

    We put green onions in these, so good! I’m from Utah and yes they still serve this after funerals.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      That sounds yummy, FANFAVE! 🤗 I love adding green onions to dishes like these too! Such great flavor and added color! 🙌

  8. alaskajoy79

    These potatoes seem to be a little mushy. I usually put extra potatoes and decrease the sour cream. We don’t eat them often but they are easy to make… but not healthy at all 😬

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing about some of the swaps you make for this dish, alaskajoy79! 💗

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