North Dakota's Best Funeral Potatoes

North Dakota's Best Funeral Potatoes Recipe

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rochelle wetsch


When you're called upon to comfort someone and need the perfect bring-along dish, I recommend our regions' Best Funeral Potatoes recipe---recipe has been around for years. Of course, it's a super side dish for a happy occasion, too!

★★★★★ 2 votes
8 servings
10 Min
55 Min


1 stick (1/2 cup) butter divided
1/2 cup diced onion (or according to taste)
1 (32oz.) pkg. frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 (10.5oz.) can cream of celery soup
2 cups sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup coarsely crushed butter-flavored crackers


1Preheat oven to 375-degrees. Coat a 9x13-in. baking dish with cooking spray.
2In a small skillet over medium heat, melt 1/2 stick butter. Add onion and sauté 4 to 5 minutes, or until soft.
3In a large bowl, combine hash browns, cheese, soup, sour cream, salt, pepper, and onion; mix well. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish.
4In a small microwaveable bowl, melt remaining butter in microwave; stir in cracker crumbs. Sprinkle cracker mixture over potatoes.
5Cover baking dish with foil and bake 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 to 15 additional minutes, or until nice and golden brown and heated through.
6Psst....feel free to substitute any flavor cream soup for the cream of celery.

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