Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole was one of our favorite side dishes growing up. In the western United States, they are also referred to as Funeral Potatoes.
We often had them for Sunday dinner and we could polish off a pan in no time. They are that good.
These potatoes also made an appearance every Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter dinner. They are a family tradition.
How do you make Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole?
This recipe is so easy to make using frozen hashbrowns from the grocery store. You simply add half of the hashbrowns into the baking dish.
Mix the other ingredients together in a bowl and carefully spoon half of the mixture over the frozen hashbrowns and top with some cheese. Then you simply repeat the layers again.
Our favorite part is the buttery Ritz cracker topping that you add right before cooking. Bake this dish and it’s ready to serve.
Some people top their Funeral Potatoes with crushed corn flakes mixed with melted butter and that works too! Both ways are delicious.
You can also add in vegetables (broccoli is one of my favorite add-ins!) or bacon bits to make it your own.
If your family loves potatoes as much as mine does, try these:
Can you use real potatoes instead of Hashbrowns?
You can definitely use real potatoes over hashbrowns. Russet potatoes work best.
Wash and peel about 9 – 12 small/medium potatoes. Dice them into 1-inch cubes and boil in water until fork tender. Then follow the directions as outlined in the recipe.
How to freeze Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Right before you bake it, cover with aluminum foil tightly and place in the freezer. It should be good for up to 30 days.
Remove it from the freezer 24 hours before you want to bake it and stick it in the fridge to thaw. Bake as directed.
Related recipe: if you love a good cheesy potato casserole, you’ll love our Twice Baked Potato Casserole!
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What to serve with funeral potatoes
Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole can go with so many dinner recipes:
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