Easy and cheesy funeral potatoes are one of the best potato dishes out there.
They are the perfect side dish for any meal, as well as potlucks, holiday dinners, and family gatherings.
The easy cheesy potatoes are a cinch to make and cook up in less than an hour.
Ultimate Comfort Food
Funeral potato casserole is a classic side dish and it’s honestly the ultimate comfort food.
I could honestly eat this a couple of times a week. I’m not always big on leftovers, but if there’s leftovers, I can eat them all.
Funeral potatoes are also a very budget-friendly side dish that can feed a large crowd, that’s why it makes a great dish for the entire family or for a potluck.
The hash brown casserole recipe can go a long way.
Ingredients For Funeral Potatoes
- 32 oz. diced hash brown potatoes
- Can of cream of chicken soup
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
- Corn Flakes
- Minced onion seasoning
- Pinch of salt and black pepper
Tools for The Classic Potato Casserole
- Large bowl
- 13″ x 9″ casserole dish
- Non-stick spray
Try this baked pork chops and gravy for the perfect meal.
How To Make The Cheesy Funeral Potatoes
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13″ x 9″ casserole baking dish.
- Add the frozen cubed potatoes to a large bowl.
- Next, add the shredded cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, onion seasoning, salt, and pepper to the bowl.
- Mix everything together well and pour into the greased casserole dish.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and spread the Corn Flakes on top.
- Pour melted butter over the top and place back in the oven.
- Bake for 20 more minutes.
To begin making the cheesy potato recipe, start by adding the cubed potatoes to a large bowl.
I used frozen potatoes because it just makes life easier around here. They don’t have to be frozen in order to cook them, though.
I sort of break them up while they are still in the bag, that way they aren’t stuck together.
Next, add the shredded cheddar cheese to the bowl.
For this recipe, I used sharp cheddar cheese. You can use mild or sharp, depending on your preference.
Now, pour the condensed cream of chicken soup into the bowl.
If you don’t have any cream of chicken soup you can make the homemade version here.
Add the sour cream.
I love sour cream. There are so many dishes that include sour cream, such as this Jiffy Cornbread recipe, and it makes them so much more moist, as well as dips that are easy to make and perfect for parties.
Sprinkle the onion seasoning, salt, and pepper on top and mix it all together.
Once you have everything mixed together, slide the cheesy potato casserole into the casserole dish and spread it out.
Place it in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove the funeral potatoes from the oven and sprinkle the Corn Flakes on top.
Melt the butter and pour it over the Corn Flakes and return to the oven for 20 more minutes.
The recipe creates a soft potato inside and a crunchy topping. And the buttery Corn Flakes on top are delicious.
How To Store The Funeral Potatoes
Store the funeral potatoes in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap. You will need to keep it refrigerated until you are ready to reheat them again.
How To Reheat The Funeral Potatoes
You can reheat the potatoes in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl for about two minutes.
You will not have a crispy topping when reheating in the microwave.
What If I Don’t Have Cream Of Chicken Soup?
You can use another soup such as cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery soup, or cream of potato soup. But, it will create a little bit of a different flavor.
More Potato Dishes
- We love these potato wedges here at the house. We have to make a large pan because they go fast.
- Cheesy diced baked potatoes are always a hit around the holidays. They are such a delicious side dish.
- If you’d like to spend less time in the kitchen on the holidays, try these Crock Pot mashed potatoes. This recipe is one of our family favorites.
- And, if you want to bring a delicious dish to a picnic, you’ll love the best homemade potato salad. Potato salad is a great dish to make ahead of time and take to special events or large family gatherings.
- Melting potatoes from Eating Well are a great way to add something delicious to your dinner rotation.
Delicious main dishes to eat with the cheesy potato casserole:
- We love this chicken recipe around here. It’s an easy dish to make and turns out moist.
- This baked chicken breast recipe turns out absolutely delicious and moist every time.
- The pesto chicken recipe is flavorful and super easy to make.
Easy And Cheesy Funeral Potatoes
Be sure to get the recipe below for delicious funeral potatoes.
The potatoes are a great side dish and super easy to make.
The popular dish is the best recipe for funerals, potlucks, large gatherings, or as a side at dinner.
Funeral potatoes are one of the best potato dishes out there. The cheesy hashbrown casserole is a delicious recipe and a comforting side dish.
- 32 ounce bag hash brown potatoes
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 - 15 ounce can cream of of chicken soup
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1 teaspoon minced onion seasoning
- 3 cups Corn Flakes
- 1 stick butter, melted
- Pinch of salt and black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13" x 9" casserole dish.
- Add the cubed potatoes to a large bowl.
- Next, add the cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, onion seasoning, salt, and pepper to the bowl.
- Mix everything together well and pour into the casserole dish.
- Bake for 20 minutes and remove from the oven.
- Sprinkle the Corn Flakes on the top of the potatoes.
- Melt the butter and pour over the Corn Flakes.
- Return to the oven for 20 minutes.
Break up the frozen potatoes while still in the bag. I usually take the palm of my hand and gently hit the bag to break them up.
They will be easier to stir when combining the ingredients.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
Nutrition is approximate.
Wednesday 7th of December 2022
Do the instructions change if you can't find frozen, diced potatoes? I think I'm going to have to use regular peeled potatoes (not frozen). Do I need 32 oz? Do cooking times change? Thanks!
Thursday 8th of December 2022
If you cut the potatoes small, you will still have to cook them a little longer because they will be raw. 32 ounces is a good amount for the potatoes. I would say you need to cook your potatoes 15 to 20 minutes more, but check them after the first 20 minutes and see how they are doing. If they are getting soft you might not have to cook them much longer. Once they get soft, you can add the Corn Flakes and butter and continue the directions. It's getting hard to find frozen potatoes these days!
Friday 10th of December 2021
I have such picky eaters, I'm going to try this tonight. Looks good an so easy to make. I get so tired of the same foods hope my picky bunch of kids will like this . Thanks 👍
Friday 10th of December 2021
Hi Deb, I can be a bit picky and I have a super picky eater and we both love this recipe, so I hope yours do, too!
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