Gooey Potatoes

Gooey Potatoes – creamy, cheesy potatoes topped with buttery crunchy cornflakes. Some people call these funeral potatoes but this name is much less morbid. 
Gooey Potatoes - creamy, cheesy potatoes topped with buttery crunchy cornflakes. Some people call these funeral potatoes but this name is much less morbid. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comAlso known as funeral potatoes (or maybe just in my hometown?) but gooey potatoes is a much less morbid name. Everyone has a recipe for gooey potatoes but this is my favorite version. My friends the Clarks introduced me to them.Whether it’s Christmas, Easter, or a summertime barbeque, you can be assured that these Gooey Potatoes will be on our dinner table.

I feel like mashed potatoes and gravy are reserved for Thanksgiving so we serve these at basically every other holiday besides that.

Gooey Potatoes - creamy, cheesy potatoes topped with buttery crunchy cornflakes. Some people call these funeral potatoes but this name is much less morbid. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

You can honestly throw these together in under five minutes!
Gooey Potatoes - creamy, cheesy potatoes topped with buttery crunchy cornflakes. Some people call these funeral potatoes but this name is much less morbid. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
I like using green onions because then there’s no need to saute them before baking.
Gooey Potatoes - creamy, cheesy potatoes topped with buttery crunchy cornflakes. Some people call these funeral potatoes but this name is much less morbid. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
Some people like to use cubed potatoes and some like the shredded. It’s really just personal preference.
Gooey Potatoes - creamy, cheesy potatoes topped with buttery crunchy cornflakes. Some people call these funeral potatoes but this name is much less morbid. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
 Always a crowd pleaser!

 

Gooey Potatoes
 
Gooey Potatoes
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 (2lb) bag of frozen cubed hash browns, thawed (I have used shredded too. It's just personal preference.)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheese, + ½ cup for topping
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • Small bunch of green onions, sliced
  • 2-3 cups Cornflakes
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix sour cream, 2 cups of the cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, and green onions in a large bowl.
  3. Add the hash browns and mix together thoroughly.
  4. Crush cornflakes lightly in a ziploc bag.
  5. Mix the remaining ½ cup of cheese with 2 cups of corn flakes and butter. Reserve for later.
  6. Pour potatoes into a 9x13 baking dish. Cover and bake potatoes at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. (*I cook mine a little longer just to make sure they are done. There is nothing worse than crunchy potatoes. ) Cover top with corn flake/cheese mixture and bake an additional 15 minutes until potatoes are bubbling and top has browned.
Notes
Source: My friends Ryan and Heidi Clark
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I did add butter to the cornflakes on top.
Gooey Potatoes - creamy, cheesy potatoes topped with buttery crunchy cornflakes. Some people call these funeral potatoes but this name is much less morbid. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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  1. I love this casserole so much! Used to make it all the time, but forgot about it.

    Nothing like killing yourself with potatoes and sour cream, and cheese…don’t forget the cheese!

  2. This looks great to make. A very nice mashed potatoes variation. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I is a great recipe, and I also use French’s Fried Onions instead of the cornflakes. That gives it that little bit of extra something.

  4. Gooey Potatoes are so delicious, these food is spectacular, I have eaten it many times in my life, in my opinion the real thing is that we need some good potatoes to cooked the recipe!22dd

  5. We know them as “Hashbrown Casserole”.

  6. This is an amazing recipe, I love to cook this because is really easy and simple, and of course delicious, thanks for sharing

  7. This recipe is an OrIda Hashbrown classic. My Mom has made this a lot. Its a family favorite

  8. We call these Funeral Potatoes or Party Potatoes! Requested quite often.

  9. Cheesy potatoes, in my book.

  10. This is going with me to the next potluck dinner. How can you go wrong and it is so easy!

  11. I use obrien potatoes, with onions and peppers instead of shredded potatoes. Extra ingredients give it a great taste.

  12. my next recpie

  13. This didn’t turn out great for me, I put into one 13×9 dish and it took over an hour to cook, with the potatoes still under cooked! The recipe doesn’t say the dish sized you used, in the picture looks really small, but the quantity the ingredients in the recipe made was way too much for that small dish. I would have halved the recipe and used a much smaller cooking dish next time. I can tell it would be yummy!

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you! I’ve been making it in a 9×13 for years and it’s definitely very full but it still works. Sorry!

  14. We know this as “famous potatoes”. My sister makes it with velvetta rather than sharp cheddar. I prefer the sharp cheddar myself, but we don’t put the cheese on the top we use the corn flakes.

  15. Hi Christy! Love this recipe, any ideas on how to make it vegetarian? What soup would you replace the cream of chicken with? I have vegetarian guests quite often. Thanks!

  16. It would be nice if I could get the recipe to print

  17. I’m a vegetarian so I use either cream of celery or cream of mushroom soup

  18. Carol Ann Korpinen says:

    I am tired of wanting to print a recipe that requires 7 sheets of paper. I would like to see this site improved.

  19. David Frederick says:

    Instead of frozen potatoes, could you use fresh ones such as red skin or fingerling?

  20. We call them sinful potatoes..😈