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Cheesy Potatoes (Funeral Potatoes)

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30 Min

30-40 Min


15 Servings



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This is a recipe from my grandma. I have grown up eating these potatoes and love them! This is a comfort food for me. I always eat them with ham at Easter. Many people refer to these potatoes as “funeral potatoes”. They are a common food to serve at funerals in Utah. There are many different recipes and many different ways to make them, but this is my favorite way to eat them. They can be made fairly quickly if you use frozen hashbrowns, but if you want them to taste perfect, then you can grate your own potatoes. I prefer them with my own grated potatoes, but they take a lot more work if you make them that way. I will include both ways in the instructions.


5 lb. Potatoes OR 32 oz. bag of Frozen Hashbrowns

½ c. Salted Butter

1 tsp. Salt

1 - 10.5 oz. can Cream of Chicken Soup

1 - 16 oz. container of Sour Cream

4 c. Shredded Cheddar Cheese


4 c. Corn Flakes, crushed

4 Tbl. Butter, melted

Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes


1. Boil 5 pounds of potatoes till they are tender. Let them cool and then remove the skins. Shred the potatoes with a grater in a large mixing bowl.

2. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

3. If you want to use frozen hashbrowns, then skip step 1 and pour the frozen hashbrowns in a large mixing bowl.

4. Melt a cube of butter and place it in a smaller mixing bowl. Add the Cream of Chicken Soup, Sour Cream, Salt, and Shredded Cheese. Mix it thoroughly.

5. Add the sauce to the shredded Potatoes and mix till thoroughly combined.

6. Put the potatoes in a 9x13 glass baking dish and spread evenly.

7. Bake for 30-40 minutes until it is bubbly throughout.

8. Serve and enjoy!

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  • Many people love to put buttered cornflakes on top. You can do that if you prefer it. I prefer it without. If you want buttered cornflakes, then place the cornflakes in a gallon Ziplock bag and crush them to your desired size. Add melted butter and mix it together. Then place them on top of the potatoes before you bake them. Recipe 4 c. cornflakes, 4 Tbl. melted butter.

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