Easy, cheesy funeral potatoes are a delicious hash brown casserole that makes the perfect warm, comforting side dish!
I can’t believe Christmas is already here! What’s your traditional Christmas dinner? Growing up ours was prime rib or crab legs with twice baked potatoes and sparkling cider. My husband and I are still trying to decide what we want our new tradition to be with our own little family. This year we’re going with traditional ham with a side of funeral potatoes! It’s easy, it’s delicious and can be prepped in advance. I’m all about working as little as possible on Christmas!
This crowd-pleasing casserole gets it’s name from being popularly served as a side dish at after funeral luncheons (particularly in the LDS church culture, where I hail from!). As sad as that might sound, it shows how comforting and delicious it is to just about everyone who eats it. Warm, cheesy potatoes with a crispy cornflake crumb topping. It pairs perfectly as a side dish to ham, turkey or chicken. I’ve also heard of many people who enjoy it for breakfast as a hash brown casserole with eggs. No matter how you serve it, it’s guaranteed to be a crowd favorite!
- 24 oz. frozen hash browns (diced or shredded will work), THAWED
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1 can cream of chicken soup or homemade
- 12 Tbsp butter, divided, melted
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dry minced onion
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups Corn Flakes cereal
- Allow potatoes to thaw in your fridge overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine sour cream, cream of chicken soup, 6 Tablespoons of melted butter, salt and dried onion in a bowl. Mix well. Add potatoes and shredded cheese and stir to combine. Spoon mixture into a single layer in a 9x13'' pan.
- Add cornflakes to a large ziplock bag and crush gently with your hands or a rolling pin. Add remaining 6 tablespoons of melted butter to the crushed cornflakes and combine well. Sprinkle mixture over potatoes. Bake uncovered at 350 F for 40-50 minutes.
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