Cheesy Potato Casserole (Funeral Potatoes)

Cheesy Potato Casserole – aka Funeral Potatoes. Super simple to make and tastes SO good! Frozen hash browns, sour cream, onion, cheddar cheese, cheese soup, melted butter, cornflakes. I could honestly make a meal out of just these potatoes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Makes a lot of food, great for potlucks, cookouts, dinner parties, and the holidays!

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Easy Funeral Potatoes Recipe

This recipe comes from the book “Being Dead is No Excuse; The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral” by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays.  It is a hilarious book with great stories and fantastic southern recipes. They call this casserole Liketa Died Potatoes or Methodist Party Potatoes. I call this Cheesy Potato Casserole. Whatever you call it, just make it. This is SOOOOOO good! Super simple to make and it tastes great. I could honestly make a meal out of just these potatoes.

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How to Make Cheesy Potato Casserole

This casserole is effortless to make. Combine frozen hash browns, onion, sour cream, cheddar cheese, cheese soup, salt and pepper. Put the potatoes in a greased 9×13 dish. Top with crushed cornflakes and melted butter and bake.

  • I do not fully thaw the hash browns before adding them to the casserole. I take them out of the freezer and let them thaw just enough so I can break them up.
  • You can use any shredded cheese that you prefer. I use cheddar cheese.
  • Can Potato Casserole be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight before baking. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking straight from the refrigerator.
  • Can Potato Casserole be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. The casserole will keep up to 3 months in the freezer.
    • To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw and bake as directed.
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What to Serve with Potato Casserole

We serve these potatoes with everything! Grilled chicken, pork, steaks. You name it! These yummy potatoes will go with it. I always have a pan in the freezer for a quick side dish.

This makes a lot of potatoes. This is a great recipe for potlucks, cookouts, dinner parties, and the holidays! Give this a try the next time you need an easy potato dish. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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Cheesy Potato Casserole

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Cheesy Potato Casserole – aka Funeral Potatoes. Super simple to make and tastes SO good! Frozen hash browns, sour cream, onion, cheddar cheese, cheese soup, melted butter, cornflakes. I could honestly make a meal out of just these potatoes. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Makes a lot of food, great for potlucks, cookouts, dinner parties, and the holidays!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (32-oz) bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 (16-oz) container sour cream
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups cornflakes crushed
  • 1 stick butter, melted

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine hashbrowns, onion, sour cream, cheese, soup, salt, and pepper. Spread into the prepared pan.
  • Combine crushed cornflakes and melted butter. Sprinkle on top of potatoes.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden crisp and bubbly.

Notes:

  • I do not fully thaw the hash browns before adding them to the casserole. I take them out of the freezer and let them thaw just enough so I can break them up.
  • You can use any shredded cheese that you prefer. I use cheddar cheese.
  • Can Potato Casserole be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight before baking. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking straight from the refrigerator.
  • Can Potato Casserole be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. The casserole will keep up to 3 months in the freezer.
    • To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw and bake as directed.

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  1. I always have to double the recipe just so I can get some. I use cream of chicken soup & top them with French’s onions & more cheese & then some cut up green onions just before serving for color.

  2. Love these. They are always a crowd pleaser. I've got some in the oven right now for my church lunch. Its a Baptist church, so I guess I'll have to come up with a new name for them 😉

  3. I love these! Around my neck of the woods we call them funeral potatoes. And I top mine with crushed croutons, since I almost never have cornflakes around.

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