Funeral Potatoes

Cheesy and delicious Funeral potatoes (aka Cheesy potatoes, Party Potatoes). This simple casserole is a potato lovers dream. With cheesy, sour cream, butter, cream of chicken and born, these potatoes are perfect for any meal or holiday.

Our all-time favorite side dish - Cheesy Potato Casserole aka Funeral Potatoes. Ingredients include frozen hash browns, cheese, corn flakes, cream of chicken soup, & butter!

Cheesy Potatoes

There are certain side dishes that have to be made on Thanksgiving in our family. Some of those include my aunt’s super yummy Ham, my mom’s famous rolls, and several side dishes, including Funeral Potatoes (also known as Cheesy PotatoΒ Casserole, Party Potatoes, Cheesy Potatoes, etc.). Yes, we do have classic Mashed Potatoes as well, but we always have at least two pans of Funeral Potatoes. Usually one has onions in it, and the other one does not (for us picky folk).

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This Funeral Potatoes Recipe, commonly called that since they have become staples at funeral luncheons, is one that we have been making for as long as I can remember. It is so yummy and so great to include in the Thanksgiving meal (along with creamed corn, green bean casserole and homemade macaroni and cheese, even though we make this all year long. πŸ˜‰

I’m not going to lie… I sometimes crave these more than the regular mashed potatoes, BUT having said that I usually have both on Thanksgiving, because I’m just a potato lover!! πŸ˜€

Cheesy Potato recipe - a family favorite and holiday classic!

Funeral Potatoes (aka Party Potatoes)

If you’ve ever had these Cheesy Potatoes, then I’m sure you know just how yummy they really are. The best part is that you can add ingredients like bacon bits or even a few veggies to make them just how you’d like them. πŸ™‚

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Funeral Potatoes Recipe

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Cheesy and delicious Funeral potatoes (aka Cheesy potatoes, Party Potatoes). This simple casserole is a potato lovers dream. With cheesy, sour cream, butter, cream of chicken and born, these potatoes are perfect for any meal or holiday.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 244 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 2 12 oz. packages Frozen Cubed Hash Browns thawes
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder optional
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 cups corn flakes crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

Instructions

  1. Place your potatoes in a colander. Let set until thawed and drained.

  2. Combine sour cream, soup and butter in a bowl. Mix it well. Add salt, onion and cheese to this mixture and mix until all combined.

  3. Add potatoes to mixture and stir until all combined. Place in 9x13 pan.

  4. Sprinkle on butter covered crushed Corn flakes.

  5. Bake uncovered at 350 for 40-50 minutes.

 

Our all-time favorite side dish - Cheesy Potato Casserole aka Funeral Potatoes. Ingredients include frozen hash browns, cheese, corn flakes, cream of chicken soup, & butter!

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      1. Coming from Utah, funeral potatoes are a Sunday dinner staple! They got the name because these potatoes (and at least 2-3 pans of it) can be found at every Mormon funeral lunch-in. Strangely, I never once had them for Thanksgiving dinner. I guess we ate them too many other times throughout the year.

        1. LOL!! We have them all year long too but definitely have them on Thanksgiving… along with Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes and any every other kind of potato recipe you can think of. We LOVE potatoes in our fam. πŸ˜‰

        2. Yep, they always show up at a funeral, but my mom says rhey are called that cuz they have enough fat to kill you, lol. I usually leave the butter out, and they are still delish.

          1. The nutritional info listed says just 5 carbs Per serving…which Is impossible since 1 med poTato cOntains 37g Of carbs…and these are topped with corn flakes…= even more carbs! I doubt we’ll be watching our weight on thankagiving but as a keto fanatic thOught i’d point that out in case yOu’re watching yOur CaRbs

        3. I was just about to explain that. I’m a Latter-day Saint from Seattle and we call them that, too. The women’s organization in each LDS congregation cater and serve a luncheon to the grieving family after the funeral. I’m looking the recipe up for a funeral on Saturday. ???? I’ve always chopped up green onions for this instead of the powder.

        1. Am in New Zealand and our hash potatoes don’t look anything like those above. Are they simply diced potato? I am so hoping this is something I can make here cause it looks so darn good!

          1. Looks great tried it out adapting it for a New Zealand dish, just used grated potatoes with the onions and peppers you suggested was yummy.

    1. Yay! So glad someone else calls them Funeral Potatoes. I was starting to feel like maybe just our family called them that, lol. πŸ˜‰

  1. yum yum yum – just made these last night to go with sloppy joes – we make em with cream of mushroom soup and “top the tator” or french onion dip in place of the sour cream – mmmm!! had leftovers for breakfast – that’s not weird, is it??

    β™₯ Northern Cottage

  2. My mom’s family is from Utah and my grandma told me they are called “funeral potatoes” because everyone brings them to your house after a funeral. When my grandpa passed away 10+ years ago I asked my grandma, “Why do you have so many pans of hashbrown casserole?!” She laughed and said they were “funeral potatoes” and she didn’t know why, but people always bring them! And they’re delicious!

    1. What’s funny is I feel like I haven’t seen them at a funeral luncheon or brought to anyone’s house after a funeral, lol!

    2. If they’re called Funeral Potatoes the best reason I can think of is because they are the ultimate “comfort food.” We just love them here in Wisconsin and have them anytime more than three people get together πŸ™‚

    1. They are so yummy, Dorothy. If you make them you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t made them sooner – they are so good!

  3. We call these Yummy Potatoes at our house…I’ve also heard them called Crack Potatoes. They will be gracing our Thanksgiving in addition to mashed potatoes and Sweet potatoes with Marshmallows roasted on top.Mmmmmmmmm

    1. I can guarantee my hubby wishes we were making sweet potatoes with roasted marshmallows. He loves them but I have yet to learn to make them. I may have to learn this year!

  4. Your aunt must’ve had a connection in Utah or to someone in the LDS faith. The reason they’ve been called funeral potatoes is because after an LDS funeral the Relief Society ladies and sometimes the Priesthood members would help out with a luncheon for the family and close friends of the deceased, giving them a bit of reprieve from feeding their families after the services. More often than not, Funeral potatoes were served due to the simplicity and inexpensive cost of their preparation, as well as ease to make. Thankyou for sharing. Janalou

    1. Well, I am LDS, but had no idea it was connected to our religion. We’ve been having these for as long as I can remember, and we continue to have them because they are so delicious!!

  5. The origins must have been some Church Lady made this as part of the funeral “lunch” at the church…ergo:funeral potatoes! (FYI: I’m a minister and church historian with a cooking degree)

  6. I love them! I make it with grated hash browns and we call it Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole. It is deliciousness at its finest. I have to try your version because it looks so scrumptious in the pics.

    1. Thank you, Kimber!! It’s crackin’ me up on all the different names it’s called!! I will have to try grated hash browns next time. πŸ™‚

    2. Cracker Barrel doesn’t use cream of anything soup or even sour cream. They use butter, minced onions, Colby cheese, and beef broth. And the hash browns are shredded. So not even close! lol

  7. My grandma was famous for these potatoes. We call them “Grandma’s Potatoes” in our family πŸ˜‰ But yes, every Thanksgiving and Christmas we HAD to have these! Now my sister and I make them, without fail, for our families!

    1. So great that you and your sis can carry on the tradition. They’re just so easy to make and so yummy, it’s hard not to make them for the holidays! πŸ˜€

  8. Funeral Potatoes come from the Mormon culture of having a potluck after a funeral. It was always held in the multipurpose room (gym, dining room, rec room, crafts room) and funeral potatoes seemed to always be on the menu.

  9. I was just checking to see if the 12 oz of hashbrowns was the total amount, or 2- 12 oz bags. We are making these for our Ward’s Christmas dinner, and I need to make 28 pans of them. I wanted to be sure I bought the correct amount. I am buying everything in bulk, so I am converting it all so I can more easily figure out how much of everything I need to get.

    Thanks a ton for your help!

  10. Just made your funeral potatoes and they are absolutely delicious πŸ™‚ I tried your recipe vs the one that I usually use the only thing I would do different is put fresh onions in it and definitely use the diced breakfast potatoes instead of hashbrowns. Sadly it dried out the flavors a bit with shredded πŸ™

  11. Here is a handy trick with this dish. Get French onion dip instead of sour cream. Then you won’t have to add your onions! I do it when I make this dish!

  12. We call them funeral potatoes because the women of the church used to make them for the meals they served to families following funerals at the church. We don’t put corn flakes in ours. They are great to feed a bunch of people

    1. I almost always make these from potatoes i have peeled, diced, and shredded myself. I also use cream of mushroom soup and green onions. Cream of mushroom is like a “secret ingredient” even people I know who hate cream of mushroom or mushrooms in general always rave about how my funeral potatoes are “better” than any others, then I tell them why…

  13. I am wondering if I can make these in a crockpot. I have made them for years but never in a crockpot. We are having a potluck at work this week and said that I would bring them but have no way to heat them up if I bake it at home.

  14. Silly question, there is a 1/2 cup of melted butter in the potatoes and then an additional 1/2 cup with the corn flake topping?

  15. I just went to the store to get the ingredients to make this potato dish and all I found was a 30 oz. bag. I know it say’s 2 12 oz. bags but either way this doesn’t seem to serve many and I was wondering how many does this recipe serve? If I double the recipe it seems like it would be to much sour cream and soup and would it still fit into my 9×13 pan? Thanks for any info.

    1. We use the 30 oz. bag. We keep everything else the same except the following, 2 tbsp. onion, 1/4 tsp. pepper and 1/2 lbs. velveeta instead of cheddar.

  16. Love this stuff, my grandma makes it with 2 tbsp. onion, 1/4 tsp. pepper and 1/2 lbs. velveeta instead of cheddar though.. I’m going to a potluck bonfire tonight, I think I’ll take this!

  17. my MIL always cooks her own potatoes, let’s them cool then shreds them. Just as good, but a lot more work than the frozen. Make sure you let the frozen hash browns thaw completely before mixing them in so they absorb all the yummy flavors!

      1. It does take awhile to thaw in the colander, so we usually let them thaw for awhile in there and also pour hot water over them. Putting them in the fridge to thaw works too or even setting them out on the counter over night. πŸ˜‰

  18. I made these last night to go with our Friday night steaks. They would have been great but 1/2 a cup of butter was way too much. Will try again but with less butter.

  19. I have a question. When you say minced onion, are you talking about a dried product or fresh onion?

    These sound delicious, by the way.

  20. We call these “Cheese Potatoes” in our family. I’ve been making them for many years and they are a staple at all of the family dinners. You can use the southern style or the hash brown shred style or mix both for a twist. If you really want to put them over the top, fry up some bacon and add it to before baking. You can also mix in carmelized onions. Soooo good! πŸ™‚ These go great as a side with a meat dish and are equally good for breakfast/brunch on Christmas morning as a side with quiche that you’ve made ahead so you can enjoy family time with everyone.

  21. These look amazing! Going to make them for Thanksgiving this year but was wondering if I can assemble the day before and keep in the fridge? Then add the cornflakes/butter right before I put the in the oven. How would that affect the cook time? Thank you!!!

    1. Yes, Jenna, you can. I will be making mine tonight as well and adding the cornflake/butter mix right before serving. I think I would just add an addition 5 minutes to the time. πŸ˜‰

  22. I was wondering how many cups of potatoes this would be? I wanted to try using my own boiled potatoes, and I’m afraid I will add too many and they will be bland….

  23. Made these tonight for a potluck and they were a huge hit!! thanks for the great recipie! Will definitely make again.

  24. I make a casserole very similar to this. Mine has ham in it to make it a main dish.
    It is really good and a wonderful dish to take to someone how needs a meal for their family.
    Maybe with a side of green beans or carrots.

  25. I know why they’re called funeral potatoes. Because back in the day, all the female friends and family, made sure that there was enough food in the house that everyone who came back to the house after the funeral service would have a wide variety to eat. The ladies would have it all ready to go. So the conversation would go something like this. Imogene, are you going to bring that great roast beef you make. But of course. Betty, do you want to do that pudding cake or bar cookies this time. Oh I think the pudding cake. Ok Georgette, can you make that fabulous wedding shower salad? And I think I’ll make my funeral potatoes they always go well.

    As a child I was privy to lots of these conversations, while my mom and her friends planned occasions. Recently my mom had a wedding shower for my daughter. Sitting on the table was the Patio Chicken Salad. Served both at my shower, my wedding, and every patio party my mom has ever gone to. One of my favorites.

  26. People called this dish funeral potatoes because the casserole is commonly served as a side dish during traditional after-funeral dinners, such as those planned by members of Relief Society (a LDS auxiliary organization).

  27. My ex sister-in-law taught me this recipe about 23 years ago, but she just called it Potato Casserole. It was so good that I committed the recipe to memory! I have switched it up from time to time and added things like crumbled bacon, shredded chicken, and even chopped broccoli. Land ‘O Lakes makes a sour cream with onions & chives, so I’ve used that as well. This dish gets made at least once a month in my house, and we have often been known to make it as a side-dish for breakfast too. Whenever I make this, I always make a second batch. I bake one for the meal, and the second batch I mix and store in a large Ziploc bag (I keep the potatoes frozen) and throw it in the freezer for later use; just thaw the entire bag in the fridge while I’m at work and then throw it in a casserole dish and cook it that evening! Great comfort food!!!

  28. Any tips for making ahead of time? Should I wait to add the corn flakes until I reheat? I’m in charge of potatoes this Thanksgiving, and staying at my Aunt’s the night before (so I’ll have to make them before I leave for her house). They want to have as much as possible done the night before so we just have to reheat when we get home from black Friday shopping. Tips?

  29. Hi there, I made these last night for dinner. Had never heard of them before but seemed so delicious I had to try them. Only thing I changed I did Bran Flakes instead of Corn flakes. They were indeed delicious. But I thot this had too much butter as came out a little runny & could see it on the plates as I served it. My hubby who is totally against greasy mentioned it. So I think next time which there will be a next time I will use less butter. Thanks for sharing.

  30. I’ve also made these potatoes for years, sans the Corn Flakes. We’ve dubbed them Heart Attack Potatoes. No holiday would be complete without them!

  31. I can tell you why they’re called Funeral Potatoes! They’re at EVERY mormon funeral luncheon. πŸ™‚ This recipe looks great, thanks!

  32. I adore this recipe! It was even amazing when I didn’t have enough corn flakes or sour cream so I mixed half & half with the sour cream and mixed plain potatoe chips with the topping! Yummy!

    1. We love funeral potatoes!! So glad you could throw in what you had and it still tasted great! It’s a great recipe for that! Thank so much for letting me know:)

  33. My family has always had these at Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter! Myom usually makes them & just calls them “Cheesy potatoe casse

  34. I have a question. We call these Grandma’s Potates too. My family has several people that are diabetic and we are wondering if anyone has ever made this receipe using sweet potatoes, the yellow ones, instead of regular potatoes? Any ideas. Thanks

  35. These are called “Funeral Potatoes” because funerals at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a luncheon after the funeral and serve ham and these potatoes. Green jello is usually served as well????.

  36. I have made these several times from your recipe. So good! My husband calls them “death potatoes” because he forgets “funeral” ???? He requests them often!

  37. Hi

    Grew up on farm and dinner was usually meat and potatoes. Baked at Gramma’s. love them

    These sound good but I don’t think we can get frozen hash brown potatoes here. (Mass.) Any suggestions?

    Jim

    1. Hmmm…if you can’t find them in the frozen aisle at the grocery store, maybe you could cut up potatoes (peeled) into very small pieces?? Not sure if they’d need to be frozen and how that changes the recipe. I’ve never made them any other way, so this is just a guess. I’d love to know if you make them and what you do! Thank you!

    2. Look for Potatoes O’Brien, you can usually get them with our without onions and peppers in the frozen section with French fries. I’ve purchased them in MA before.

  38. I see why they’re called funeral potatoes: if you eat these more than once a decade, your family will be holding a funeral for you.

  39. I had to chuckle when I saw the recipe for funeral potatoes. I didn’t think anyone but my church group called them by that name. This is a dish that someone always brings to the funeral dinner. It is easy to make, feeds several, and everyone likes. That is why we call them funeral potatoes.

  40. your recipes always turn out soooooo good. I always add my touch add a little garlic here or Hatch green chili…..nothing big just my personal taste added…and I have never had a failure…family always eats and most of all the like and enjoy. Thank you

  41. Funeral Potatoes are called that because in the Church of Later Day Saints community whenever we have a funeral the church usually provides the meat and the women bring the sides, dessert for the meal after the funeral services. Usually these potatoes were one if the sides in the menu. It’s also where green jello salad got famous.

  42. Hey we make this recipe all the time little bit different variation. The reason why it’s called funeral potatoes the way I understand it is because many Christian religions are especially the Mormons make it for the dinner served after funerals.

  43. My family LOVES these!! We call them PARTY POTATOES though! Haha! No matter what you call them they are ALWAYS a hit!! Making them tomorrow as a matter of fact!

  44. I have a friend who comes from Idaho. She said Funeral Potatoes were a dish served at funerals when they were pot-luck affairs in the old days. As well, they were one of the casseroles people brought to the families in mourning. I gather most people didn’t get to eat this dish except around funerals, hence the name.

  45. I couldn’t get a hold of my mom for her recipe – found it! We call them “Party Potatoes” and the only difference is we use Ritz crackers/butter on top instead of cereal. Thanks for sharing!

  46. Question…when it says 2 packages of southern hash brown 12 oz. Is that meaning 12 oz. total (6 oz. each) or actually 2 (12oz.) bags? Thanks!

  47. Funeral potatoes are called harvest potatoes where I come from. Probably called funeral potatoes because all these country women from church prepare them to take to families who have lost a loved one. Easy to make and easy for the family to reheat

  48. If I’m More than doubling the recipe and let’s say have 3 cups of sour cream and 2 cups of cream cheese do u think that will mix ok together and work? I didn’t realize the recipe called for 2 bags of 12oz bags of hash brown potatoes and have one bag of 32oz potatoes!! Need to send my fiancΓ© with a dish to take to his fathers funeral tomorrow!!!

  49. hello , for what ever reason i had no corn flakes on hand; I went to the shop to see if they had some no-just frosted flakes i chose not to buy frosted flakes but instead decided to use captain crunch instead. it was a disaster i used a stick of butter for the top and a stick of butter for the goop i think i misread the recipe because when it was finished cooking it was just surrounded by tons of butter. the captain crush looked so gross as when i crushed it it turned green and man i’m telling you don’t substitute cereals and don’t add too much butter. but i tell you what nothing will bring a smile on someones face like “la capiton croonch de papa funerl “

      1. I have used crushed ritz crackers as a topping, but my husbands favorite is when I use crushed salt and pepper potato chips!

  50. I MADE THESE AND THE POTATOES WERE STILL VERY FIRM, I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED. I USED THE SIMPLY DICED POTATOES.. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

  51. Funeral potatoes (also known as Mormon funeral potatoes or party potatoes[1][2][3]) is a traditional potato hotdish or casserole[4] that originated in the Intermountain West region of the United States. Both Mormon and Southern[5] people call this dish “funeral potatoes” because the casserole is commonly served as a side dish during traditional after-funeral dinners,[6] such as those planned by members of the Relief Society[7] (a LDS auxiliary organization). The dish is also served at other social gatherings such as potlucks, typically in areas with a significant Latter-day Saint population in the Mormon Corridor.[8]

  52. Thank you for the great recipe Funeral Potatoes. I can’t wait to try it! Also thank you, Kristy for your recipe e-book!

  53. Hi,
    I’m trying this for the first time for Easter. You mention onions, & we’re onion lovers, but you don’t mention them in the actual recipe. Should I sautΓ© some first & add to other ingredients, or add raw? Sounds delicious & similar to a potato dish I had at Coola’s Fish Bar in Florida which they are famous for them!

    1. I know I am answering after Easter, so I am sorry about that. I try not to do work on weekends. I personally don’t like onions, that’s why I leave them out, but you could totally add some. You could saute them a little first or add them raw, since they will cook in the oven.

  54. Made these for Easter yesterday. Huge success. Everyone had seconds. I didn’t think ahead and all my 9×13 were in use for other easter dishes AND I doubled the recipie since I had 12 guests! I used three 9 inch rounds and followed the recipie to the tee. The first dish was gone in seconds, literally. You should have seen my guests faces when I brought out the other 2 rounds. First, relief then joy. Thanks for the recipie. I’ve only used shredded before but I will use diced from now on. Give it a much hardier bite and adds more “comfort” to this comfort food. Which is also why I thought they were named funeral potatos. Anyway, great recipie.

  55. I would rather call this recipe Comfort Potatoes! It sounds more uplifting☺ I’ve not made them yet, but I sure will! Thank-you for the recipe????????

  56. They are called funeral potatoes because they originally were made my Mormons for the after funeral dinners they had that their Releaf Society would cater.

  57. I make these funeral potatoes all the time as well,instead of corn flakes I use Frosted Flakes . My family ( and everyone & their brother !) lovesthem

  58. We can’t get enough of this recipe! We have it with our Sunday meal & it is always requested at the holidays. I love how easy it is to make πŸ™‚

  59. Aw, good ol funeral potatoes! I have had many many versions of this dish and this one is by far my favorite. I’m like you, NO onions! All other funeral potato recipes need to disappear, so that everyone only makes this one πŸ™‚

  60. You say to use half a cup of butter… then you say to add th butter to the potato mix. But later on in the recipe it says to add butter to the cornflakes. How much goes in the mix and how much is mixed into the flakes???

  61. I know there are lots of different versions of funeral potatoes, but this one takes the cake! I can always tell, when at big church events, if someone has used your recipe. Its the only one I ever bring and the only one I’ll serve on my plate! Super good!

  62. This was so easy to make. It was delicious but I found it was a little too much for just my family. I thought next time I would freeze half of it then add the corn flakes right before baking it.

  63. Awesome! I added a little garlic powder per our taste and I had to use club crackers instead of cornflakes cause that’s what i had. my family raved about them!!

  64. I have to commend you for replying to comments and questions on this recipe for 3 years! That is dedication!
    In my family we call these Cheesy Potatoes and top them with bbq chips. My Grandma made them for every holiday but she passed that job to me when it got to hard for her to mix it all up.

  65. The recipe calls for onion powder but the video shows chopped onion. Also recipe calls for 1/2 cup of melted butter. Does a portion of that go into the corn flakes also?

    1. I prefer the onion powder, since I don’t like onions, but you can totally add some πŸ™‚ Also, it’s 1/2 cup butter, twice…in the potatoes & with the crushed cornflakes. Hope that all makes sense. Thanks!

  66. I’ve seen many variations of this recipe, some call for two cans of cream of chicken and some only call for one? Have you tried with 2 cans bEfore? Im trIpling This recipe for this Tuesday and dont want to mess it up!

      1. I meant per seRviNg. ive seen people use one can, but also some people use two cans. I was wondering if you tried It with 2 canS of Soup before (per one Listed serving)? If you have, do you feel it ends up being too ruNny/soupy? (literally) lol.

  67. IT IS SHOWN IN THE VIDEO – – – – BUT – – – – IN YOUR WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS YOU LEFT OUT PUTTING CORN FLAKES & BUTTER IN ZIP LOCK BAG & CRUSHING THEM – TO BE SPRINKLED OVER THE TOP OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT BEFORE BAKING.

  68. How Would this turn out with the potatoes cooked from scratch? And best method? Otherwise, what about store bought grated frozen potatoes, like for hash browns?

    Edit, I read how some people used the shredded. I don’t know which to attempt.

    1. I haven’t tried potatoes from scratch, but you definitely could use them. I personally like the cubes, but I have had it with shredded potatoes & it’s still good πŸ™‚ It’s just a personal preference.

  69. Thanks for this recipe! I’m making these for Thanksgiving next week and had a quick question. We’re vegetarians–do you think cream of mushroom soup would work in place of the cream of chicken?

  70. Sounds amazing, but what is Cream of chicken “And Born”?? What is the “And Born” part? I’ve never seen that before. Just curious. I want to make this and want to make sure I’m doing it right.

  71. I’ve had funeral potatoes all my childhood. Now i am in a different country preparing for my first Thanksgiving away from home. I had to really search for some of the ingredients, and I have to make my own cream of chicken substitute (https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/condensed-cream-of-chicken-substitute/ in case anyone else needs it). but really this recipe is so easy! I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out tomorrow with my friends. I really enjoyed reading all the comments. It really got me Into the mood. I’m going to try and make it with fresh potatoes (they don’t sell frozen potatoes in this country). I’ll let y’all know how it goes!

  72. This is marked gluten free but neither corN flakes nor CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP IS GLUTEN FREE. DO NOT MAKE FOR SOMONE WITH SEVERE ALLERGY OR CELIACS. JUST FYI.

  73. I MAKE TWO minor changes. I add a can of cream of celery soup too and I use the “dried” hashbrowns (hungry Jack or Idahoan) due to having limited freezer space so frozen HB’s take up too valuable freezer space. I love this recipe otherwise.