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funeral potatoes

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

These tasty Funeral Potatoes, also known as cheesy potato casserole, are a frozen hash brown casserole that combines onion, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, and Monterey Jack Cheese with a crunchy cornflake topping. This side dish got its peculiar name because it is a very common dish served at after-funeral luncheons.

yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For funeral potatoes

  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2
    medium onion finely chopped
  • 32 oz
    ounces frozen hash brown potatoes (thawed for 30–40 minutes)
  • 1/2 c
    butter melted
  • 16 oz
    sour cream
  • 1
    can (10.5 ounce) cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/4 c
    shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/4 c
    butter melted
  • 2 c
    crushed corn flakes

How To Make funeral potatoes

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish.
  • 2
    Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook until tender, approximately 5 minutes
  • 3
    In a large bowl, stir together hash brown potatoes, onion, 1/2 cup melted butter, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cheddar, and Monterey jack. Spoon into prepared dish.
  • 4
    Stir together 1/4 cup melted butter and crushed cornflakes. Sprinkle over the potatoes. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.