For an easy cheesy potato casserole recipe, funeral potatoes are an absolute must!

Similar to a cheesy hashbrowns casserole, these potatoes are extra quick to prep and can be made well ahead of time.

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For a special breakfast or brunch, serve them alongside eggs benedict with some fruit kabobs.

What are Funeral Potatoes?

Funeral Potatoes are an easy casserole dish that’s perfect for feeding a crowd!

This budget-friendly dish uses hashbrowns, cheese, sour cream, and soup, mixed together and baked until golden! It’s all topped off with a buttery cornflake topping.

We love funeral potatoes because they taste so crazy good.

They are so easy to make, economical, and can be served for any occasion.

ingredients to make Funeral Potatoes on a wooden board

Ingredients and Variations

This recipe uses diced hash brown potatoes from the freezer. Any frozen (or pre-cooked) potatoes will work.

Sharp cheddar cheese adds a bright, tangy flavor but use what’s in your cheese drawer. Cheese tends to melt best if you shred it yourself from a block.

Why not add jalapenos, broccoli, or even add diced ham or bacon bits!

Crushed corn flakes are sprinkled on the top for a crispy, golden brown topping.

ingredients to make Funeral Potatoes in bowls

How to Make Funeral Potatoes

Super easy, delicious, and fail-proof, this dish will ready for the oven in a few minutes!

  1. Grease a casserole dish. Prepare the topping & set aside.
  2. Saute onion in butter & mix with sour cream, soup, & some of the cheese. Season with salt & pepper.
  3. Stir in potatoes & pour into casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese, crushed corn flakes, & bake until the top is bubbly & golden brown.

process of layering Funeral Potatoes

  • To use fresh potatoes, dice them 1/2″ or smaller and add them to salted boiling water. Cook about 7 minutes or just until tender. Cool slightly and proceed with the recipe.
  • Shredded hash browns make a great base just like the diced potatoes do, so feel free to sub them out as well!

How to Store and Reheat

  • The best way to store funeral potatoes is to cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To reheat funeral potatoes, simply place a portion or two in the microwave for a few minutes or toast in the oven at 325°F for 15-20 minutes!

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Funeral Potatoes

Creamy, cheesy, and flavorful, these Funeral Potatoes are always a crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings


  • 32 ounces diced hash brown potatoes thawed
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup 10.5 ounces each
  • 2 ½ cups cheddar cheese shredded, divided


  • 1 ½ cups cornflakes crushed
  • ¼ cup butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease a 9x13 inch dish with butter.
  • Combine topping ingredients and set aside.
  • Cook onion in butter over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine onions, sour cream, soup and 2 cups cheese. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Add hash brown potatoes and pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle topping over.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until browned and bubbly.


To use fresh potatoes, dice them 1/2" or smaller and add them to salted boiling water. Cook about 7 minutes or just until tender. Cool slightly and proceed with the recipe.
4.98 from 74 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 510 | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 954mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1210IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Casserole, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. Love these yummy potatoes. I need to make enough for 25 people. Do you think 2 casseroles would be enough?5 stars

    1. Each casserole serves 8, so I would probably make three just to be safe. And it makes great leftovers if you have any leftover!

  2. Ive made this before and want to make it again. I’m confused in the recipe how it shows 1/4 cups of butter melted twice? I know we have to grease the pan with butter and cook onions in butter. But 1/4 cup? That seems like a mistake or I am missing something. Either way, great recipe!

    1. There is ¼ cup of butter mixed with the crushed cornflakes in step 2 (for the topping) and the remaining ¼ cup butter is cooked with the onions in step 3.

    1. Hi Loretta, the entire recipe is available by using the Jump to Recipe button at the top or by scrolling to the bottom. There you will find the exact measurements and instructions. I hope that helps!

  3. Hi and Merry Christmas! I am making the funeral potatoes for xmas this year.i prepared them today and i put full 2 1/2 cups of shredded cgeese in the potatoes instead of dividing you think they will be ok?