4.04 from 26 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
Unit: cup, ounce, ounce can, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 12
Calories: 336 kcal
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
  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.

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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. 

Nutrition Facts
Funeral Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 666mg 28%
Potassium 257mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 18.1%
Vitamin C 7.2%
Calcium 19.1%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.