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Classic Funeral Potatoes

These easy funeral potatoes are a great anytime meal.

Classic Funeral Potatoes
Classic Funeral Potatoes
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If you've heard of this classic dish before, then you can just skip right to the recipe. Seriously, why waste time reading about funeral potatoes when you could be making (and eating!) them?

If you're not familiar, then we are very excited to introduce you!

These Classic Funeral Potatoes are our version of a dish that's a common sympathy meal, especially in the American west and in Mormon communities. However, this comfort food classic has also become popular for many other occasions, such as potlucks, holidays, and family dinners.

Funeral potatoes are basically a cheesy potato casserole. They're topped with some kind of crunchy, buttery topping. We're using corn flakes here, but crackers or potato chips are also common. It's a comforting meal that travels well, making it the perfect dish to bring to someone in need of a good meal.

You can learn more about the origins of this recipe here!

On the other hand, if "cheesy potato casserole" was all you needed to hear, then please head on down to the recipe. We understand!

Serves6

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time50 min

Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds hash browns (I used two bags of Simply Potatoes hash browns)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup corn flakes, crushed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Classic Funeral Potatoes Recipe

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients, except cornflakes and 4 tablespoons butter, together.

  2. Put potato mixture into a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  3. Combine cornflakes and butter, and sprinkle evenly over top of casserole.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until heated and bubbly.

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Funeral potatoes? I have never heard of a dish referred to as this before. This looks really delicious and surely cant only be served at a funeral of all things? I am very interested in reading the history behind these potatoes and how they came to be called this name.

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