Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes…everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is my creamy and oniony version!

Funeral Potatoes...everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is my creamy 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!

 

Funeral Potatoes...everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is my creamy and oniony version!

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
  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 😉
  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.

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!!

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Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes...everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is my creamy and oniony version!

Yield: 8 servings

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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter until translucent in medium skillet.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in onion and pour into a greased 9x13 casserole dish.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake 40-45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve hot.

Adapted from several recipes, but most similar to this recipe.

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  1. 6 days! That sounds exhausting. Hope you get some much needed rest. And these potatoes look delicious!

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  2. 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!

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    • That is so cool!! Thank you for taking care of him while he was away 🙂

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  3. These look insanely delicious!!

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  4. Love this recipe. Can’t wait to make these!

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  5. I have made these so many times! love!

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

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  7. One of my favorite recipes that my mother-in-law makes!

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  8. 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. 🙂

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  9. These look delicious! Can’t wait to try. Love your blog!

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  10. Ooh!! I love these potatoes!! I had a different recipe but I think these are better. Thank you!!

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  11. These are a staple in my family. SO GOOD

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  12. My family loves these potatoes. Easy and delicious!

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  13. Anything with potatoes is a keeper in my book. I’ll have to try this one!

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

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  15. I just made these for our family dinner. They are SO delicious!!

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  16. I love funeral potatoes but have never made them myself. This looks like a good recipe for my first attempt!

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  17. 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!

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  18. Cannot wait to try this recipe this summer. Maybe for the 4th of July.

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  19. These are my family’s favorite potatoes! A must have for every family gathering — and usually a double batch!

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  20. 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.

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  21. I will have to make these for the Hubs! This recipe sounds like something he would LOVE 🙂

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  22. 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!

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  23. I love trying different varieties of this delicious dish. Yours will be next!

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  24. 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!

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  25. One of my favorite side dishes!! YUM!

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

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  27. I have been dying to try these.My mom has a great cheesy potatoe recipe so I am curious to compare.

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  28. I haven’t had these before, but they sound sooooooo good!

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  29. Made these last night – yum! My 2 girls could not get enough!

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  30. This sounds like a particularly tasty version. I love having another good potluck recipe!

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  31. These look soooo good, and probably even better because I’m currently growing my 5th baby in my belly!! They are calling her name!! 😉

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  32. I love making these for family parties. The leftovers are great too!

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  33. 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!

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  34. Love this recipe!! ❤️

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  35. 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.

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  36. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Sounds so yummy

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

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  38. These look so yummy!

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  39. I want to try!

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  40. 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!!

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  41. Oooo… This recipe looks so good. I will make it for my family this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. 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!

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  43. Love this recipe! It has become a weekly staple!! ❤️

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  44. My mother in law’s version of these are always a hit.

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

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  46. 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!!

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  47. These are the best! Been making them for years!

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