A spoonful of funeral potatoes being lifted from a 9x13 inch glass casserole dish.
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Funeral Potatoes

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 336kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine sour cream, cream of chicken soup, 6 Tablespoons of melted butter, salt, pepper 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 4 tablespoons of melted butter to the crushed cornflakes and combine well. Sprinkle mixture over potatoes. 
  • Bake uncovered at 350 F for 40-50 minutes.



*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. 


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 257mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 2.4mg