Funeral Potatoes Recipe – Easy Potato Casserole Side Dish

March 17, 2020

Here is a traditional and delicious recipe for funeral potatoes.  This potato casserole side dish is cheesy and creamy

Scoop of Potato Casserole on a white plate on a striped napkin with a fork and casserole dish in the background

This recipe uses frozen hash browns and a lot of ingredients that are already in your pantry.

You know a recipe is going to be good when it comes from a little old lady at a church potluck. Potluck potatoes are great for feeding a large crowd. This dish is great for picnics and holidays, too.

Funeral Potatoes Recipe

This recipe is such a guilty pleasure, it is loaded with carbs and cheese. YUM! The cheesy potatoes are warm and creamy, and they are topped with a buttery, crispy corn flake topping

Using mostly pantry items, this is also a great stockpile recipe

Funeral Potatoes Casserole Ingredients laying flat on a marble surface

Why Are They Called Funeral Potatoes? 

This casserole is called funeral potatoes because it is commonly served at after-funeral dinners in the Midwest and among the LDS church

This easy to prepare side dish can also be assembled beforehand and refrigerated until you need to bring it to the church kitchen for cooking. 

Potato Casserole Side Dish with a serving spoon

Funeral Potatoes Ingredients

To make this cheesy side dish, you will need the following ingredients (print the recipe card below for exact amounts and directions):

Cheesy Potato Casserole mixture in a blue mixing bowl

How to Make Funeral Potatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Combine the ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, salt, and onion powder. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and thawed diced hash browns. Pour the mixture into a 9×13 inch glass baking dish greased with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Make the topping. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ½ cup of melted butter and crushed corn flakes. Stir until the corn flakes are coated in the butter. Spoon the corn flake mixture over the casserole.
  4. Bake in the oven. Bake the casserole uncovered for 45 minutes until it is bubbly and golden brown around the edges. Cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Potato Casserole with crispy topping in a glass casserole dish

Tips for Making Funeral Potatoes

  • Don’t have canned cream of chicken soup? You can make your own homemade cream of chicken soup concentrate.
  • Do NOT use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
  • If you ever see a recipe that calls for butter, always go for unsalted butter. You can always add salt later if it needs it, but you can’t take out salt!
  • The best way to crush corn flakes is to pour them into a plastic bag and then press down gently with your hand.

Potato Casserole recipe with crispy topping baked in a glass casserole dish

What to Serve with Potato Casserole

Funeral potatoes are an easy side dish to make for any dinner.

My favorite thing to serve with funeral potatoes is a hearty main meat dish, like ham or pot roast.

Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Here is a traditional and delicious recipe for funeral potatoes.  This potato casserole side dish is cheesy and creamy.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, salt, and onion powder.
  3. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and thawed diced hash browns.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 9×13 inch glass baking dish greased with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ½ cup of melted butter and crushed corn flakes. Stir until the corn flakes are coated in the butter.
  6. Spoon the corn flake mixture over the casserole.
  7. Bake the casserole uncovered for 45 minutes until it is bubbly and golden brown around the edges.
  8. Cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 963mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Alli Sheldon
    April 22, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Am preparing to make this tonight, with Chicken Marsala, and am looking forward to it!

    Wondering if I can prepare this and put it in the fridge until it needs to go in?

    • Reply
      Emily
      April 23, 2020 at 2:29 pm

      Yes! I would wait to add the cornflake crust until you are ready to bake it so that the cornflakes do not get soggy in the fridge.

  • Reply
    MyKetoPartner
    May 2, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I see! That is pretty good!

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