Saturday, April 23, 2011

Creamy Funeral Potatoes

Named "Funeral Potatoes" for commonly being served as a side dish at traditional Mormon post-funeral family dinners. They are also served at large social or family gatherings in Utah or other areas with a large Latter-Day Saint population. Many of my Amish relatives make a variation of this and they are usually just referred to as "Potluck Potatoes". Funeral Potatoes basically consist of potatoes (cubed or hash), cheese, onions, cream soup, sour cream, butter and corn flakes.

I've played around with several variations myself, and this one is the one that my kids love the best. Normally I am not a fan of Velveeta Cheese, but in this recipe it helps make the potatoes that much creamier. Enjoy!


1 lb frozen hash browns or diced potatoes
1/2 C (1 stick) butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 C sour cream
2 C Velveeta Cheese, cubed
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp Seasoned Salt

3-4 C crushed corn flakes
1/2 C (1 stick) butter, melted

Lightly spray bottom of large 9x13 casserole and then pour in frozen potatoes and set aside. In saucepan over Medium heat melt 1/2 C butter. Add onions and saute until onions are crisp-tender. Next, add soup and sour cream and stir until blended. Add in cheese cubes and stir frequently until cheese is melted. Add seasonings stirring well. Pour creamed mixture over potatoes, turning in pan to thoroughly mix. In gallon size Ziploc bag pour 2 C of Corn Flakes. Seal beg and use rolling pin or plastic cup to finely crush. Pour 1/2 C melted butter into bag, reseal and toss to coat well. Sprinkle buttered crumbs over potatoes and bake uncovered @ 350 about 45 minutes.


  1. sounds easy enough. i may have to try this one.

  2. These were nice and creamy with a good crunchy topping.


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