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Funeral Potatoes… everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is our family recipe for funeral potatoes that we’ve been making for years. Creamy, cheesy and oniony. Perfect for any Sunday Supper or Holiday.

Here is a super common but super delicious recipe for Funeral Potatoes. EVERYONE has a recipe for funeral potatoes and this is the one my family has been making year after year. Whether it’s for Easter or Christmas, we devour this classic potato casserole. Lots of butter and unhealthy things up in these potatoes, so I make these only a few times a year, but when I do, people go crazy for them! They are so darn good (and easy too)!

Funeral Potatoes

How to make Funeral Potatoes:

Those frozen hash browns and a few cans of condensed soup are the easiest base to this amazing potato dish! Only a few quick minutes of prep before a long oven bake.

  1. Melt salted butter in a skillet and saute onions until browned.
  2. In a large bowl, stir frozen hash browns together with melted butter, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper.
  3. Stir in cooked onion and spread into a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  4. Melt remaining butter in a large skillet and toss in crushed corn flakes.
  5. Sprinkle corn flakes over potato mixture, cover with foil and bake 40-45 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.
Funeral Potatoes

Other Toppings for Funeral Potatoes

And in case you’re wondering, corn flakes aren’t the only thing to top this potato casserole with! Here are some other tasty and convenient options:

  1. Corn flakes
  2. Crushed Ritz Crackers
  3. Crushed Potato Chips
  4. French Fried Onions
  5. Bread crumbs tossed in butter
  6. Grated Cheese
  7. Bacon
  8. Cheese AND Bacon ๐Ÿ˜‰
  9. Crushed Soda Crackers
  10. Tortilla Strips
  11. Pretty much anything light and crunchy

I prefer my Funeral Potatoes with french fried onions, but I was fresh out, so I used corn flakes (classic). Don’t be afraid to use what you have in your pantry!

Funeral Potatoes

More Tasty Potato Dishes!

Anyways, take a peek at my version of this recipe below and see how yours varies. They all generally have the same ingredients and methods and turn out perfectly. Have a wonderful weekend, friends!!

5 from 46 votes

Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes...everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is my creamy and oniony version!
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 lbs diced hash browns Not the grated kind
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 21.5 ounces condensed cream of chicken soup two 10.75 ounce cans
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups corn flakes crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter until translucent in a medium skillet.
  • While the onion is cooking, in a large bowl, mix frozen hash browns, melted butter, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, grated cheese, and salt and pepper together until combined.
  • Stir in onion and pour into a greased 9x13 casserole dish.
  • Replace medium skillet to the heat and melt the remaining 4 tablespoons butter. Add in crushed corn flakes and stir to toast about 1 minute. Sprinkle over top casserole.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve hot.
  • Adapted from several recipes, but most similar to this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1465IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 5.3mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: funeral potatoes, funeral potatoes recipe, Texas Potatoes
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  1. Sarah Baker

    5 stars
    Lauren, your husband told me about your blog and I love it! We had him over for dinner a few times and are going to miss him-but I am so glad for your sake that his training is all over and you get to be a family again. I love this recipe. Years ago in a desperate bid to not run to the grocery store I used frosted flakes on top-now my family prefers them that way.; sounds crazy but it is delicious. Since it’s not really healthy anyways you might as well really go for it! Best of luck in New York! You are welcome anytime you want an island vacation!

    1. Diane

      Just started to follow Lauren and I have made funeral potatoes many times and when I run across a recipe for them Iโ€™m always curious to read the recipe and the remarks to see if there are any added twists. When I read this comment about the Frosted Flakes I thought next time I will have to try it!!! Iโ€™m just wondering do you simply crush them on top or sautรฉ them in butter before you put them on top of the potatoes? Thank you to all of the service men and their families for without you we wouldnโ€™t have a what we do!!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™

  2. Mariah

    It’s been years since I’ve made funeral potatoes. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I may just have make them this weekend.

  3. Kristen Schuler

    I have fond memories of funeral potatoes from when I was growing up! Now I need to make these, stat! Thanks for the throwback recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Johanna P

    Family dinner wouldn’t be the same without funeral potatoes. I immediately think of family get together when I eat them.

  5. Stacey Broton

    These are a Christmas Eve staple for our family! We call them Texas Potatoes (even though we are Canadian.) we may have to try them with corn flakes next time!

  6. Sherri

    I think it’s hilarious that you call these “Funeral Potatoes”. Growing up in a small community in Canada, you could be pretty sure there would be at least one pan of these at every funeral or family potluck. Thank you for the reminder, I’m going to make them this weekend just for old times sake.

  7. Jacqueline Hodge

    I love funeral potatoes but hate the name ???? I usually top mine with Ritz crackers but next time I make them I’m going to try the crushed potato chips because that sounds yummy!

  8. Debra Showalter

    Oh man…..got to say the cornflakes kind of threw me but all the other good stuff sold me! Would be great for our next cookout. Also so glad you guys are almost settled, I don’t know if I could have done everything you went through, way to go mama!

  9. Sarah Bond

    Omg funeral potatoes are my absolute favorite way to eat potatoes!!! Shockingly I’ve never made them before so I will save this recipe!

  10. Stephanie Spinelli

    These look soooo good, and probably even better because I’m currently growing my 5th baby in my belly!! They are calling her name!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Rachel Embree

    I had never heard of “funeral potatoes” until I moved to the Midwest. These look delish and Im sure my husband would eat the whole pan!

  12. Sharon Fontaine

    My husband makes a potato casserole for funeral receptions at his church. He is known for his “funeral potatoes.” His dish is always requested by the ladies who prepare the meal.

  13. Karly Howell

    These were a staple at every family gathering growing up! Never would have thought to top with french fried onions….must try soon.

  14. Andrea Pepe

    I am currently addicted to your diet root beer with a splash of cream that you talked about on InstaStories. Diet A&W doesn’t even taste diet!!

  15. Liz T

    5 stars
    I love these potatoes so much. Only making once a year! That sounds do-able to avoid the guilt as I inevitably end up eating more than my fair share when I do make them!

  16. Karen Seppanen

    Wow!! 2600 miles solo with 3kids is impressive!I make a similar cheesy potato dish to this,delicious as a side with bbq meatballs!:)

  17. Jerissa

    I see versions of this recipe all the time and I am so tempted!! This is the year I make them and this is the recipe I am using ????
    Have fun in NYC!!