Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole {Funeral Potatoes}




this side dish is a Sunday dinner favorite at my house! This also makes an easy freezer meal- I divide the recipe in half and freeze one half for another day. Serve it with some ham and you have a delicious meal with very little prep work.

Serves: 8

Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole {Funeral Potatoes}

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 12 large potatoes or 1 (32 oz) bag frozen shredded hashbrowns
  • 2 (10 3/4 oz) cans cream of chicken soup (reduced fat is fine)
  • 2 cups sour cream (light is fine)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • Topping:
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes and boil for 30 minutes, until just tender.
  2. Cool and grate into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish (or put frozen hashbrowns into the baking dish).
  3. Combine soup, sour cream, cheese, the 1/2 cup melted butter, and onions.
  4. Gently blend into potatoes.
  5. Combine crushed corn flakes and the 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  6. Sprinkle on top.
  7. Make at 350 degrees for 30 to 40
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39 Responses to “Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole {Funeral Potatoes}”

  1. Anonymous
    Just saw this recipe and saw what you called it in ( ) I have this same recipe and my husband nicknamed them (funeral potatoes) because when I was working this was a GREAT dish to bring for the dinner after the funeral. I also serve them with Ham and bean casserole. GREAT RECIPE!!!
  2. I've been making these for years except I use southern style hash browns. This one of my most requested recipes to bring to family meals year round. As a matter a fact I believe I got this recipe after it was brought to my "ex" mother-in-laws home before the "funeral" of her mother. But these are not just Funeral Potatoes!!
  3. I made the recipe without the cream of chicken soup and it was FANTASTIC!! For years I had made one similar with the use of cream of potato soup. I didn't have the soup on hand, so I searched for a recipe without and tried this one. My guests this morning raved about (who had had my previous recipes before) and said this one was the best! I loved it too and now make this my go to brunch recipe. We baked a spiral ham with glaze had blueberry muffins and fruit. Delicious! Thanks.
    • I just place it in the pan, to it with foil, and place it in the freezer. When I am ready to back, I usually let it thaw in the fridge for about 12 hours, then bake it at the same temperature and for the same amount of time. If you don't allow enough time for thawing, just cook it a little longer (60-90 minutes). Hope this helps!
    • I just place it in the pan, to it with foil, and place it in the freezer. When I am ready to back, I usually let it thaw in the fridge for about 12 hours, then bake it at the same temperature and for the same amount of time. If you don't allow enough time for thawing, just cook it a little longer (60-90 minutes). Hope this helps!
  4. I make my taters a little different i do not add the onions i add also to mine about two squirts of mayo i do not add the butter or the corn flakes BUT ontop of mine i add french fried onions!!! We first had these at a funeral in Salt Lake City. Of course i only know these as funeral potatoes
    I really liked them but over the years i have added and taken away and what i have is the most moist creamy yummy funeral taters anywhere across the land
  5. Morgan
    This is the only recipe I found where you don't have to thaw them and I loved that because I decided to make mine last minute. I feel like there was too much chicken flavor in mine so next time ill go lighter on chicken broth but still very yummy.
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  7. Six Sisters - If you are making a pan of these to put in the freezer (putting up your freezer meals for baby arrival soon), do you cook the assembled casserole and then cool and place in freezer? Or do you leave uncooked? Thanks!
  8. I like the version with soup,but has anyone made it without the cheese? My boyfriend can't have dairy, and he don't like cheese. please help. I am restocking the freezer for the winter, we live in WY and getting to the store can be a bear.. anymore recipes would be great!! thanks.
  9. This is my go to freezer meal. Last week I threw together 8 meals in less than an hour for my freezer cooking group. To make it a main dish I replace the cream of chicken with cheese soup and a can of water. Then add some diced ham. Cover and freeze. Before baking, I top with 1 sleeve Ritz crackers and 1/4 c. melted butter. http://freezermealexchange.blogspot.com/2011/09/ham-cheese-casserole.html
    • You could use fresh potatoes. You'll want to rinse your freshly shredded potatoes before you cook with them, though; they release a lot of cloudy starch that holds water and might make your casserole a little goopy. You'll need the same amount as you would if they were hashbrowns. A pound of homemade hash browns is about 7 1/2 cups of loose shredded potatoes, or 5 1/3 cups of firmly packed ones. This recipe calls for 26 ounces. Hope this helps.
        • Hi Karla. We always make this with frozen hashbrowns. Here are a few things I found on the internet about using real potatoes vs hashbrowns. The reviews are mixed, but I'll let you make the call for yourself. We have made a cheesy potato casserole before and we have cut the potatoes into small cubes and boiled them til fork tender. Then we mix it with the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and cheese and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes. Turns out great, not mushy at all. Here are the comments I found on the internet - There's a massive difference in bagged hash browns and fresh grated potatoes, as stupid as it sounds I'm going to disagree and say that frozen hash browns are better. First frozen hashbrowns aren't just frozen shredded potatoes, they're frozen "par-cooked" potatoes which means they're actually already cooked a bit. Second the act of freezing them actually helps them release moisture by creating ice crystals which actually breaks down some of the interior structure of the potato, this moisture converts to steam when cooking and also helps create that crisp on the outside, but soft in the middle type of hash brown you're used to. I've actually had a hard time getting home made hash browns to actually be better then quality frozen hashbrowns. But if you're going to do it, you want to par-cook the potatoes a bit, shred, then let the shreds dry (as others have noted this is key), then do a quick brown prior to using them No difference except the elbow grease and skinned knuckles. You'll want to rinse your freshly shredded potatoes before you cook with them, though; they release a lot of cloudy starch that holds water and might make your casserole goopy and/or keep it from getting crunchy on top.
  10. Jenn Hoff
    Haha! This is so weird! I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. My mom was best friends with yours for a couple years when I was growing up in Layton. I was getting a recipe off your site when I realized who you all are! Now I HAVE to make this, because when we're sitting down to Easter dinner tomorrow, I can say, "Mom, this is Sister Adamson's recipe!" :) She will love that. What a small world!
    • Jenn Hoff
      P.S. I think I have another one of your mom's recipes in my recipe box. I also remember that Kristen taught me how to take the food off the fork with just your teeth. That way your lips never have to touch the silverware in case it's dirty. ....We both may have had some OCD issues. :) And my littlest sister, Camille, was named because we loved your Camille's name! What else. Oh, at dinner the other night, we were telling my parents about how we would start up at the top of the hill between your house and Bishop Smith's house, and ride our bikes down that ridiculously steep mountain they called a hill, and then NOT STOP at the bottom, because we wanted the momentum to take us halfway up the hill to our house. Even though there was a very good chance we could be hit by cars. Did you guys ever do that? My parents wanted yours as in-laws. So Ben was supposed to marry.... the one younger than Kristen, I can't remember her name. Then we got a wedding announcement, so we told him he had to marry the next one down. Then we'd get another announcement, and he had to marry the next one. :) After a while he ran out of options, so we let him marry the girl he was in love with. What a bummer.
    • Hi Jennifer!!! I absolutely love your mom! That is so funny about your memories of the neighborhood! I'll be sure my girls see your comments. I work on the blog with them! Have a Happy Easter and tell the fam the Adamson's say HI!!!!

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