Funeral Potatoes…everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is my creamy, cheesy and oniony version!
Well folks, my nightmare is nearly over!! Last night we made it to my parent’s house and I almost cried when I pulled in…six days of solo driving 2600 miles with my 3 little kids. Finally FINALLY we made it! I’m so glad and relieved I’m here.
I never thought I’d see the day when I would never want to eat a french fry again. But here I stand in revolt. I’d be ok if I lived my life without fast food, but ask me again in about two weeks 😉
Anyways, tomorrow I fly to New York City and will meet my husband at our new apartment! (Kids will stay with grandma and grandpa in Canada.) Gord will be there waiting for me and I’m SO ready to put our new life together and buy all.the.things for our tiny little shoebox in the sky!! We will be there only a few days before we fly back to Ottawa to pick up our kids and drive back to NYC. This is the fun part and I’m so excited to have the chance to (1) See my husband!!! (2) organize a few things without the kids so we can (3) hit the ground running with our children in the city!
Once I have my pots and pans back, I promise I will be posting more recipes!! But in the mean time, here is a super common but super delicious none the less side dish recipe for Funeral Potatoes. EVERYONE has a recipe for funeral potatoes and this is mine 🙂 Lots of butter and unhealthy things up in this recipe, so I make these about once a year. But every time I make them, I am reminded just how darn good they are!
And incase you’re wondering, corn flakes aren’t the only thing to top this casserole with! Here are some other tasty and convenient options:
Good Casserole Toppings
- Corn flakes
- Crushed Ritz Crackers
- Crushed Potato Chips
- French Fried Onions
- Bread crumbs tossed in butter
- Grated Cheese
- Cheese AND Bacon 😉
- Crushed Soda Crackers
- Tortilla Strips
- 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.
Anyways, take a peek at my recipe and see how yours varies. And if you want a completely homemade version of this, check out my Cheesy Bacon version here.
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!!
Funeral Potatoes...everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is my creamy and oniony version!
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 lbs diced hash browns Not the grated kind
- 1 ⁄2 cup butter melted
- 2 10 3/4 ounce cans condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 pint sour cream
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 3 cups corn flakes crushed
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter until translucent in medium skillet.
While 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 remaining 4 tablespoons butter. Add in crushed corn flakes and stir to toast, about 1 minute. Sprinkle overtop casserole.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve hot.
Adapted from several recipes, but most similar to this recipe.