(Also called Cheesy Hashbrowns)
When you bake hash browns combined with creamy chicken soup, sour cream, and cheese and then top them with some crunchy cornflakes, what you’ve got is Funeral Potatoes! It’s a delicious cheesy potato casserole that is super easy to make and sure to become your new favorite go to party pleaser!
- Hash Browns – You need a bag of frozen hash browns to make this easy recipe.
- Salt – Potatoes always need a dash of salt to season them.
- Black Pepper – Regular ground black pepper is perfect.
- Butter – Always use unsalted butter to control the amount of added salt. But if you don’t have any unsalted on hand, you will need to cut back on the amount of salt you add to the recipe or even omit it.
- Onion – use brown onion or yellow onion for flavor.
- Cream of Chicken Soup – Used to make the potatoes nice and creamy, any brand will work. You can also use cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup if you prefer.
- Sour Cream – Helps to make the dish even creamier.
- Cheddar Cheese – Makes the funeral potatoes cheesy good! You can use any kind of cheddar you like.
- Corn Flakes – This recipe would not be complete without its crunchy topping made out of crushed cornflakes. You can also use potato chips or ritzy crackers if you like, but they do not need to be mixed with butter.
Preheat the oven
To start, get your oven hot and ready to go before you even begin the recipe. The dish will not cook as well if the oven is not hot enough before you put the potatoes to bake. So preheat your oven to 350°F (176°C) and then move on to the next step.
Mix the potato mixture
While the oven is heating up, add the thawed hash browns along with ½ cup of the melted butter, salt, pepper, chopped onions, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and shredded cheddar cheese to a large bowl. Then stir everything together until it is well combined. You really want to make sure that the potatoes are evenly coated with all the ingredients.
Transfer the mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish and spread it evenly.
Top and bake the potatoes
Now, you need to make the crunchy cornflake topping! So mix the crushed corn flakes together with the remaining butter in a small bowl. Then sprinkle the crushed corn flake mixture over the potatoes in the baking dish. Transfer the funeral potatoes to the oven and bake them for about one hour or until golden brown on top and bubbly.