Funeral Potatoes – creamy, cheesy potatoes topped with buttery crunchy cornflakes.

Some people call these funeral potatoes but they are also called gooey potatoes or party potatoes.

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

FUNERAL POTATOES

This recipe is known as funeral potatoes because it’s traditionally served at funerals because of its ease and ability to serve a crowd. 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 Funeral 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 funeral potatoes 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
The only way to mess up these potatoes is if you undercook them. I don’t know anyone that likes crunchy potatoes unless it’s a french fry.

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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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Funeral Potatoes


Ingredients

  • 1 2 lb 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
  • 1/4 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 1/2 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.

Recipe Notes

Source: My friends Ryan and Heidi Clark
3.2.2885
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