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Funeral Potatoes (Cheesy Potatoes)

Easy and delicious Funeral Potatoes (Aka Cheesy Potatoes) recipe. This simple casserole is made with southern style hash browns, two kinds of cheese, greek yogurt, butter, cream of mushroom and topped with a crunchy corn flake topping. The perfect side dish for any holiday, party, or gathering!

a scoop of funeral potatoes on a serving spatula

While Mashed Potatoes are a Thanksgiving potato dish you can’t live without, these Funeral Potatoes are also a must have in many families!

Why are they called funeral potatoes? This cornflake covered cheesy potato dish is most known for becoming a staple at funeral luncheons.

They are so delicious and perfect for the holidays to feed a crowd along with other side dishes like creamed corn, instant pot macaroni and cheese, and sweet potato casserole.

finished cheesy potato casserole with cornflake topping

How to make funeral potatoes aka cheesy potatoes

First, make sure that you have thawed your hash browns in the fridge overnight. This is the easiest way to do it.

Funeral potatoes use southern style hash browns, otherwise known as the tasty little cubes of potatoes instead of shredded.

Dice up your garlic and onion and cook in a skillet with butter until the onion is soft.

southern style hash browns and garlic and onion in a glass bowl

Add all of the rest of the cheesy potato ingredients to a mixing bowl:

  • thawed southern style hash browns
  • cooked garlic/onion mixture
  • cream of mushroom soup
  • plain greek yogurt OR sour cream
  • half of the fresh grated sharp cheddar
  • fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • salt
cream of mushroom soup, greek yogurt, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, potatoes, and onions in a glass mixing bowl

Mix it all together and spread it out in a greased 9 by 13 casserole dish.

the casserole filling mixed together and spread out in the baking dish

Top with the remaining 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese.

Be sure you spend that extra minute or two to grate your cheese fresh, it really makes the flavor so much better than the bagged stuff!

sprinkled fresh cheddar cheese on top of the funeral potato filling

Making the corn flake topping

Measure the cornflakes out and place in a ziploc bag.

Crush them up, then mix with 3 tablespoons of melted butter to form the topping.

Spread over the top of the cheesy potatoes.

finished cheesy potato casserole with cornflake topping

Bake at 350 degrees for around 50-60 minutes, or until bubbly and browned on top.

a scoop of cheesy potatoes

How to store/reheat funeral potatoes? 

Put the leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge and keep for up to 3 days.

To reheat, just microwave until hot!

cheesy potatoes in a casserole dish with a scoop taken out

The flavor is so cheesy, and the crunchy corn flake topping is perfect for this dish.

Alternatively, you could use panko or crushed ritz crackers on top if you wanted to switch things up!

a scoop of the cheesy potatoes being taken out

If you need a delicious and fast side dish to feed your family, try making these cheesy potatoes for the holidays!

a serving of cheesy potatoes on a white plate

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Yield: 16

Funeral Potatoes (Cheesy Potatoes)

finished cheesy potato casserole with cornflake topping

Easy and delicious Funeral Potatoes (Aka Cheesy Potatoes) recipe. This Simple Casserole is made with southern style hash browns, two kinds of cheese, Greek Yogurt, Butter, Cream Of Mushroom and topped with a crunchy corn flake topping.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 32 oz bag of southern style hash browns (cubed potatoes, not shredded), thawed overnight in the fridge
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt OR sour cream
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups corn flakes, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to a medium sized skillet and add the diced garlic and minced onion
  3. Cook over medium heat until onion is soft, around 5-7 minutes
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the onion garlic mixture, thawed hash browns, cream of mushroom soup, greek yogurt, parmesan, salt, and 1 cup of the fresh grated cheddar cheese
  5. Mix well and spread out into a greased 9 X 13 baking dish
  6. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese
  7. Measure 3 cups of corn flakes and place in a ziploc bag. Crush them up with your hands
  8. Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and mix it in a bowl with the crushed corn flakes
  9. Spread the cornflakes over the top of the casserole
  10. Bake funeral potatoes at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, until bubbly and browned

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 898mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

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