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Yikes, yep, funeral potatoes, otherwise known as cheesy potatoes.  Don’t let the name turn you off of these delicious, cheesy potatoes. These easy cheesy funeral potatoes have been in my family my whole life.  They got their name because they are a staple at funeral luncheons.  Serving in my church, I have helped out with many funeral luncheons.  We always have ham and these potatoes.  They are delicious, easy to make and feed a crowd.

You can prepare these potatoes ahead of time and keep in them in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake them.

These easy cheesy potatoes are not just for funerals and church luncheons.  These potatoes make the perfect side dish on Easter , Christmas or any nice dinner.  I like to make them for BBQ’s and pot luck dinners.  You can even add ham to these yummy potatoes and they become a main dish.

 Cheesy Potatoes Costco Tip…

I like to use the Golden Grill Hash Brown dried potatoes from Costco because I can keep a supply of them in my pantry. However, frozen cubed or shredded potatoes can also be used.  For an extra healthy twist, you can do 1/2 and 1/2, potatoes and cauliflower.

Easy Cheesy Funeral Potatoes

If you are making these with Costco dried potatoes, first soak 3 cartons of shredded potatoes.  Let them sit for 10 minutes. If you are making them with frozen shredded or cubed potatoes, just add them to the mix frozen.  Next, when the potatoes are ready, empty them into a big bowl.  Add sour cream, cream of chicken soup, salt, pepper and 1 cup of the cheese.  Next, put the mixture in a 9 x 13 casserole dish, top with cheese and corn flakes and bake.

Easy Cheesy Funeral Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

You are going to love this easy, cheesy potato side dish.  These potatoes are a great side to any meal.

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 10 people
  • 28 oz. package frozen potatoes - or 3 cartons of Costco dried potatoes shredded or cubed
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, and some extra to sprinkle on top
  • 1 10.5 oz can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup corn flakes or corn chex to sprinkle on top
  1. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish.  

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. If you are using Costco dried potatoes, add water to the fill line of 3 cartons. Let sit for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, drain excess water and potatoes are now ready for the next step.

  4. Combine all ingredients, except corn flakes.  Put mixture in the casserole dish. 

  5. Sprinkle cheese and corn flakes on top.

  6. Bake for 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

*You can prepare these ahead of time, leave in the refrigerator until ready to bake.  Wait to sprinkle the corn flakes on until you are ready to bake.

* If you don't have corn flakes, you can use Ritz crackers, potato chips or corn Chex, to sprinkle on top.  




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