5 from 9 votes
A spoonful of funeral potatoes being lifted from a 9x13 inch glass casserole dish.
Funeral Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

These easy and delicious Funeral Potatoes (also called cheesy potatoes) are a cheesy hash brown casserole that makes the perfect warm side dish for any meal, holiday dinner, or potluck.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy potatoes, funeral potatoes, hashbrown casserole
Unit: cup, ounce, ounce can, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 12
Calories: 336 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
Ingredients
  • 30 ounces frozen hash browns , diced or shredded will work, THAWED*
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup (or homemade)
  • 10 Tablespoons butter , divided, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups corn flakes cereal
Instructions
  1. Allow potatoes to thaw in your fridge overnight, or spread them on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes, until thawed.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Combine sour cream, cream of chicken soup, 6 Tablespoons of melted butter, salt, pepper and dried onion in a bowl. Mix well. 

  4. Add potatoes and shredded cheese and stir to combine. Spoon mixture into a single layer in a 9x13'' pan.

  5. Add cornflakes to a large ziplock bag and crush gently with your hands or a rolling pin. 

  6. Add remaining 4 tablespoons of melted butter to the crushed cornflakes and combine well. Sprinkle mixture over potatoes. 

  7. Bake uncovered at 350 F for 40-50 minutes.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Or substitute 10 small potatoes, parboiled and diced

To Freeze:

To freeze funeral potatoes, make as directed, but do not add the cornflake topping. Cover and store in freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, thaw in the fridge overnight. Add cornflake topping before baking.