Side Dishes

Funeral Potatoes

Posted: February 26

Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 servings

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Funeral Potatoes, aka cheesy potatoes, is a crowd-pleasing dish that got its name from being a classic casserole being served at post-funeral luncheons. Perhaps a sad title for such a tasty dish, but it just goes to show how comforting these cheesy potatoes are. Funeral Potatoes are easy-to-make and are perfect for your next meal or upcoming potluck!


30 ounces frozen hash browns, diced or shredded, thawed
1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
2 cups sour cream
10 tablespoons butter, divided, melted
1 teaspoon dried onion, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups corn flakes cereal


Step 1

Using a mixing bowl, thaw the potatoes in the fridge overnight. Alternatively, you can spread them out on a pan and warm them up on low in the oven for around 20 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3

In another mixing bowl, combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, 6 tablespoons of the melted butter, dried minced onion, salt, and pepper. Mix together thoroughly.

Step 4

Add in the thawed potatoes and the shredded cheddar cheese into the bowl, mixing it all together.

Step 5

Once combined, transfer the potato mixture evenly into a single layer in a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 6

In a sealable bag, lightly crush the pan cornflakes with your hands or a rolling pin. Add in the remaining butter, mixing it all together.

Step 7

When the cornflake mixture is combined, sprinkle it evenly over the potatoes and other ingredients in your baking dish.

Step 8

Bake the dish uncovered for about 40-50 minutes.

Step 9

You can serve this dish with baked ham, oven-roasted turkey, or another suitable entree.

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