Cheesy Funeral Potatoes

All in the same week I came across several recipes for Cheesy Potatoes (also known as Funeral Potatoes, Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole, etc.) and I knew I’d have to make it. There are small variations between the recipes, but if you ballpark it to match your tastes you should be fine. In the photos shown I used a bag of frozen Potatoes O’Brien, which contained some pepper and onion pieces for extra flavor.

Many thanks to The Farm Girl and Carrie’s Cooking and Recipes for their recipes. It was ultra comforting and delicious.

Cheesy Potatoes (Also known as Funeral Potatoes, Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole, etc.)
Makes several servings

1 28 oz. bag frozen hashbrowns
1 small can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. sour cream
4 oz. cream cheese
1 c. cheddar cheese, grated
(I added a little bit of melted butter, help me God. The reason being one – butter is tasty and two – one recipe had a bit of melted butter and one did not, so I chose to add just a bit as a compromise)

1.  Preheat oven to 350-f degrees.  In medium sauce pan mix chicken soup, sour cream and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.  Add cheese (and butter if using) and stir until melted.  Add hashbrowns and stir well to combine. Pour hashbrowns into a deep 9″x9″ casserole dish (greased). Smooth out flat and bake for 1 hour or until light brown and bubbly.

Source: The Farm Girl and Carrie’s Cooking and Recipes

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  1. Do you put a topping on yours? I know a lot of recipes call for crushed cornflakes but I can't stand using cornflakes! These are really good with a crumb topping.

    2 cups bread crumbs, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup butter, melted. Mix it all together and spread over the top of the casserole before baking.

    This is the best side dish for ham.

    2 Kids and Tired Cooks

    1. I love these with panko. Very crispy, but lighter than corn flakes or standard bread crumbs. Adding parmesan cheese sounds delicious. I'm going to try that next time I make this.

  2. Holly – I didn't put on a topping when I made it. after I made this I saw a different recipe that had a topping and figured that I'll probably try one out next time around. Your topping sounds really tasty. Thanks for the tip!

  3. I'm glad you updating the photos because now I've found the recipe! What a yummy recipe – feeling and extremely tasty! Total comfort food! Great photos! Definitely make me want to eat this!

    1. Hi Eileen – Been a while since I made this. I believe it was bits of bell pepper that came in the frozen hash brown mix. Some mixes will have some onions and bell pepper in them, and it looks like that is the kind of hashbrowns I used.

  4. Hate to be quite dumb, but are you adding in your soup in a condensed state, or adding the milk to the soup first as you would to serve the soup normally? Which do I do? Thanks for your response!