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Funeral Potatoes Recipe

Posted on: February 2, 2010

Here is a great recipe to make for a post funeral gathering or to simply serve as a side dish with ham.  Apparently, this recipe got its name for being a staple at luncheons served after Mormon funerals.  I lived in Kentucky for a time, and remember the funeral directors telling me that funeral potatoes were one of the traditional dishes served post funeral as well.   

Funeral Potatoes


  • 1 32 oz (900 grams) bag of frozen shredded* hash browns
  • 2 10 oz (284 ml) cans  Cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups of sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese (use sharp for better flavour)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups finely crushed corn flakes
  • 2 tblspoons butter or margarine melted


  1. Grease a 9×13 baking dish and preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In large bowl, combine soups, sour cream, cheese, onions, and the 1/2 cup of melted butter or margerine
  3. Gently fold hash browns into mixture
  4. Pour mixture into pan
  5. Combine crushed corn flakes and the 2 tbls of melted butter or margarine and sprinkle on top of potato mixture
  6. Bake for 30 minutes
  7. *If shredded hash browns are not available, you can use cubed potatoes instead, but you will need to increase baking time to 55 minutes.



1 Response to "Funeral Potatoes Recipe"

I use this recipe and LOVE it!
I call it “Hashbrown Casserole” (but I like you’re title much better) I often serve this after church at my house for brunch. Goes over REALLY well. I find myself making extra so my family can have a “doggie bag”.
might have to brew this one up soon…..

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