Bake Gooey Cheesy Funeral Potatoes & Live a Little!
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Check out this excellent easy-to-make cheesy hash browns recipe frequently named funeral potatoes.
Here’s a crowd-favorite side dish that’s easy and affordable to make!
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.
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.”
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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.
For the Casserole:
- 30 oz. bag frozen hash browns, thawed
- 10 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- medium sized onion – finely chopped
- 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
For the Topping:
- 2 cups corn flakes cereal
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
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.
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!