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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cheesy Potato Casserole (Funeral Potatoes)

One of my favorite dishes to have for Easter dinner is this cheesy potato casserole - more commonly known around Utah as "funeral potatoes". They get that name from being served at almost always every funeral luncheon because they are easy to make, and can easily serve a crowd. So, even though these cheesy potato goodness have the reputation for being funeral-only, they are amazing when paired with with ham at Easter dinner.

Funeral potatoes are generally pretty inexpensive to make, but I found that using an app called Favado, a grocery app that shows you what is on sale at your local grocery store, helped me save big on all the items on my Easter shopping list, like ham, potatoes, eggs for dying, Easter candy, and more!

Cheesy Potato Casserole (Funeral Potatoes) at #easyrecipe

1 (32 ounce) package frozen shredded potatoes, thawed OR 4 lbs potatoes, cooked and shredded
2 (10 ounce) cans cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup
1 cup sour cream
2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups corn flakes
2 tablespoons melted butter

  1. In a large bowl, mix together cream of chicken/mushroom soup, sour cream, cheese, butter, and a bit of salt and pepper.
  2. Stir in potatoes, and carefully mix until everything is combined. Keep in mind that if you mix the thawed potatoes too much, you'll just end up with a sort of mashed potato! Not as good, I promise!
  3. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray, and pour the potato mixture in evenly.
  4. Pour corn flakes into a gallon size Ziploc bag, and crush the flakes with a rolling pin.
  5. Pour the flake crumbs into a small bowl and add melted butter. Stir until all the crumbs are coated.
  6. Sprinkle corn flake mixture over the top of the potatoes.
  7. Cover the pan with foil and bake at 350º for 45 minutes. Uncover, then bake another 10-15 minutes until hot and bubbly. 

When you're out shopping this week for Easter, remember to download Favado to save big on your ham, your eggs to color, and other delicious ingredients you'll need for your Easter dinner! I'm also sharing an Easter savings printable full of Easter recipes from some of your favorite bloggers and a helpful grocery list:


This post is sponsored by Favado. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  1. Yes! Funeral potatoes - and a mainstay at pot luck dinners. :-) Always yummy and comfort food.

  2. I crave funeral potatoes. Something about them are just comforting!

  3. Mmm funeral potatoes are a holiday staple for us and yours sure look delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I love cheesy potatoes and they're perfect for Easter! I guess I should start planning my Easter menu!

  5. I LOVE FUNERAL POTATOES but never make them unless for a funeral (which means I don't get the leftovers). I'm going to totally go buy the ingredients and make this soon! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. mmm I love funeral potatoes. I need to start getting ready for Easter too. Guess I need to look into favado!

  7. I need to make these for my girls. I don't make them very often, but when I do they love them. I guess I need to get shopping for my ingredients!

  8. Cheesy potatoes are one of my favorites! Pinning this one for sure!

  9. This is the recipe my mother in law uses and it's one of our favorites. SO yummy!

  10. Made it last night, for the first time! It wasn't perfect (my cooking skills aren't exactly highly developed), but nonetheless, it was tasty. <3

  11. can i make it ahead of time and then bake it the day of?

    1. Yes my mom does but she doesnt add the corn flakes until shes ready to bake it

    2. does she put it in the frig or freezer until ready?

    3. I’m just double-checking that if I make it the night before that the potatoes don’t change color to a grayish?

  12. I use a large can of FF onion rings rather than corn flakes that turn to mush. Top 10 minutes before removing from oven.

  13. How many servings is this recipe, please?

  14. I made these for the first time.I only had taco cheese and used Funyuns on top.very good.will make again.


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