Funeral Potatoes

Family-favorite Funeral Potatoes casserole is creamy, cheesy, and crispy on top. It’s perfect for dinners and holidays!

Funeral Potatoes are the perfect side dish for large gatherings, parties, and holidays. If you like cheesy potatoes, you’ll probably like scalloped potatoes, or loaded mashed potatoes.

Close up of Funeral Potatoes in a baking dish.

what are funeral 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 Potato Casserole).

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).

Why are they called Funeral Potatoes? Because this dish has become a staple at funeral luncheons. They’re a an easy dish to feed a crowd! Which means they are great to have for holiday dinners, potlucks, and family gatherings year round as well!

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!! 😀

Hash browns thawed in colander.

How to Make Funeral Potatoes

PREP. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place your potatoes in a colander. Let them sit until thawed and drained.

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

LAYER. Add potatoes to mixture and stir until all combined. Place in 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle on butter covered crushed Corn Flakes.

BAKE + SERVE. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 40-50 minutes.

Want to use Fresh Potatoes? No prob! Just peel and cube (small cubes) about 6-7 medium potatoes. Add potato cubes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Add a dash of salt and bring water to a boil. Once boiling, cook for 1-2 minutes. Drain potatoes and allow to cool to room temp before adding the cubes to the cream mixture.

funeral potato variations

There are so many ways to change this up!

  • Toppings. We think corn flakes work the best, but you can also use Panko, bread crumbs, Lays Potato Chips, or even crushed Ritz crackers. Most kind of crackers will do, but Ritz works best if you are going that route.
  • Potatoes. Use shredded hashbrowns – we have a similar recipe using them for Hash Brown Casserole.
  • Crock Pot. We like this version in the oven, but we do have a Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes recipe we love!
Crushed corn flakes in bag with melted butter coating.

Cheesy Potato tips

Make funeral potatoes ahead of time. Make them as the recipe says, but don’t add the cornflake topping or butter. When you’re ready to bake, thaw in the fridge overnight. Add the butter and cornflake topping and bake as directed!

FREEZE. Make this to the point where you pour the potatoes into the dish. Do not add the cornflakes and instead cover with foil and place in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw in fridge overnight and then add the cornflakes before baking. We also recommend making them in a disposable dish pan if you are planning to freeze.

STORE. Place the potatoes in an air-tight container and leave in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, just place on a plate and reheat in the microwave until heated through.

Make for a LARGE crowd. Funeral potatoes are a great dish to make for a crowd! If you want to make this recipe for 50 or more people – just triple the recipe or more. This recipe serves about 16 people. Make sure you have a few 9×13 pans lying around to bake all the potatoes in! Or better yet – buy large disposable pans to bake them in.

Easy funeral potatoes recipe with crushed corn flakes on top.

Serving Suggestions

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. 🙂

What to serve with Funeral Potatoes?

Here are some of our favs…

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Funeral Potatoes Recipe

4.99 from 340 votes
Family-favorite Funeral Potatoes casserole is creamy, cheesy, and crispy on top. It's perfect for dinners and holidays!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 244 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 1 32 oz package frozen diced hash browns, (or shredded potatoes)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder optional
  • 2 – 3 cups corn flakes crushed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place hash browns in a colander and let sit until fully thawed and drained.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine sour cream, soup and ½ cup butter and mix well.
  • Add cheese, salt and onion powder and mix until well combined.
  • Add potatoes to cheese mixture and stir until combined. Place in a lightly greased 9-x-13-inch baking dish.
  • Combine corn flakes and remaining ¼ cup melted butter in a large resealable plastic bag and shake until cereal is coated.
  • Sprinkle buttered corn flakes over potatoes.
  • Bake for 42–46 minutes. Serve warm.



Make Ahead. Make potatoes as directed, but do not add the buttered corn flake topping. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, add the buttered cornflake topping and bake as directed.
Topping Variations. We think corn flakes work the best, but you can also use Panko breadcrumbs or even crushed Ritz crackers.
STORE. Place the potatoes in an air-tight container and leave in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, just place on a plate and reheat in the microwave until heated through.
Make for a LARGE crowd. Funeral potatoes are a great dish to make for a crowd! If you want to make this recipe for 50 or more people – just triple the recipe or more. This recipe serves about 16 people. Make sure you have a few 9×13 pans lying around to bake all the potatoes in! Or better yet – buy large disposable pans to bake them in.

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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. 😉

        2. 5 stars
          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.

        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. 5 stars
    Yummmmm. I love Funeral Potatoes. Wouldn’t be the same at Thanksgiving without them. I’ll have to give your recipe a try!

        1. 5 stars
          I think these are the potatoes my ex BOYFRIEND’s gramma used to make. Except she used crushed potato chips on the top. They were the best potatoes! I saved this recipe to try with my family.

          1. I got the southern style hashbrowns aT tHE store they do not have onions and peppers in them as some of the people had mentioned, aLSO the bag is 32 Oz. How do i adjust the recipe, just add 1/3 more of all the ingredients and CAn i still bake IT in a 9 x 13 PAn?

          2. Since, it’s not too much could just add a little more cheese & if you want to add 1/3 or 1/4 more of the ingredients, that could help. But, you may not even need to add more. Totally up to you!

        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. Yes you can use chopped or shredded potatoes. Southern style has chopped onions and bell peppers mixed in

          2. 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.

          3. In the olden days, hash browns werEn’t available like they are now. we boiled tHe potatoes and chopped them ourselves. I like the hash brown version much better!

          4. 5 stars
            If you’re aMbitioUs, you can peel and dice fresh potatoes instead of using frozen ones. I live alone and made a half recipe using 2 1/3 cups of potatOes. A whole recipe would be aBout 4 2/3 cups out of a 32-ounce bag. I use what’s on hand for the topping—Rice Krispies, corn flakes, potato chips, or a combination. I left the butter out ACCIDENTALLY Once, and it took finding the stick of butter still on the counter after to find out why it wasn’t as good.

          5. Yes, that totally works! I’m not usually that ambitious 🙂 Thank you so much!

  2. 5 stars
    We call them funeral potatoes too!! A Thanksgiving must have and we always have them at Easter too with ham.

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

        1. 5 stars
          Got a tad creative while making this side dish
          for Sunday supper. Topping was potato chips, cheese puffs, Ritz crackers and butter. Served with stuffed meatballs. A rich, heavy meal true, but hubby loved it. (Threw all topping ingredients into my food processor)

          1. Wow..sounds yum! Love getting creative in the kitchen! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    I make this same casserole, only we call it Harvest Potatoes. I haven’t met a person who doesn’t just love them!

  4. 5 stars
    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??

    ♥ Northern Cottage

  5. 5 stars
    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 🙂

    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!

  6. 5 stars
    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!

  7. 5 stars
    Yum!! I think they’re called funeral potatoes because you’ll overload on all that butter!! What a way to go tho!!

  8. 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!!

      1. 5 stars
        They are also called wedding potatoes. We we have them at funerals and weddings both and we are Catholic. I think the potatoes are nondenominational. LOL! they are fantastic so yummy !

  9. 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)

  10. 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. 🙂

      1. Your potatoes look yummy, i bought diced hashbrown potaotes and they only came in 32oz bags, it didnt look like that much so i got 2 bags, so should i double the receipe?

    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

  11. My grandma was famous for these potatoes. We call them “Grandma’s Potatoes” in our family 😉 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! 😀

  12. I’ve had these before at functions, and always loved them. Thanks for posting so I can finally make them myself. Pinning!

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 5 stars
    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!

  16. 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

  17. Does it have to be frozen potatoes or can I boil some potatoes leave them a bit firm and use those??

    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…

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

      1. Yes, there is butter in the potato part, then the crushed corn flakes get mixed with melted butter before adding them to the top.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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. How long do they take to thaw? Can I put them in the fridge overnight, or will they thaw quickly in the colinder?

      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. 😉

  23. 4 stars
    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.

  24. 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.

  25. 5 stars
    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! 🙂 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.

  26. 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. 😉

  27. 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….

  28. 5 stars
    Made these tonight for a potluck and they were a huge hit!! thanks for the great recipie! Will definitely make again.

  29. 5 stars
    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.

  30. 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.

  31. 5 stars
    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).

  32. 5 stars
    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!!!

    1. Isn’t it the best?! I will definitely have to try it with the Land O Lakes sour cream you mentioned – YUM!

  33. 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?

  34. 5 stars
    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.

  35. 5 stars
    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!

  36. 5 stars
    I can tell you why they’re called Funeral Potatoes! They’re at EVERY mormon funeral luncheon. 🙂 This recipe looks great, thanks!

  37. 5 stars
    Just made my day! I had totally forgotten about these. Reminds of my childhood. Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try these tasty taters!

    1. Haha!! Yeah, they don’t sound that appetizing, but in reality are! He can make up his own name for them:)

  38. 5 stars
    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:)

  39. 5 stars
    My family has always had these at Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter! Myom usually makes them & just calls them “Cheesy potatoe casse

    1. They are definitely a great holiday side for sure:) I’ve heard different names, too….not sure where this one came from? 🙂 Thanks so much!

  40. 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

  41. 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????.

  42. 5 stars
    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!

  43. 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?


    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.

  44. 5 stars
    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.

  45. 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.

  46. 5 stars
    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

    1. Nothing wrong with adding your likes 🙂 Thank you so much for letting me know and for always stopping by!

  47. 5 stars
    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.

  48. 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.

    1. Yes, there are so many different ways you could change this recipe up & I think you are right about the meaning 🙂

  49. 5 stars
    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!

  50. 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.

  51. 5 stars
    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!

  52. 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!

  53. 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

  54. 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 fiancé with a dish to take to his fathers funeral tomorrow!!!

  55. 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. 5 stars
        I have used crushed ritz crackers as a topping, but my husbands favorite is when I use crushed salt and pepper potato chips!

    1. You sprinkle on buttered, crushed cornflakes 🙂 In the ingredient list you will add some melted butter to crushed cornflakes. Add them right before you bake 🙂

  56. 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]

  57. 5 stars
    Thank you for the great recipe Funeral Potatoes. I can’t wait to try it! Also thank you, Kristy for your recipe e-book!

  58. I am making these for Easter and need to triple the recipe. Do I triple the butter or is that too much?

    1. If you are tripling the recipe, then yes, you would triple the butter too 🙂 Not too much for the amount of other ingredients 🙂 ENJOY!

    1. I have not. I’ve put it together a day before, then baked the day of, but haven’t baked it ahead.

  59. Having a family dinner, soon, and will be making this recipe (as a surprise). Usually, I am asked to bring my “famous” confetti coleslaw. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  60. 5 stars
    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 sauté 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.

  61. 5 stars
    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.

    1. Awe, I love to hear that!! Thank you so much for letting me know. And, yes, they are usually gone so fast & we have to double the recipe too!

    2. Did you bake the 3 pans all at once? I’m going to do these for grad party, want To do a large disposable dish but i dont know if id have to modify cooking time.

    1. I would put them in an 11×17 to double & it should be about the same amount. You can add a few minutes, if it needs it, though.

  62. 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????????

  63. 5 stars
    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.

  64. 5 stars
    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

  65. 5 stars
    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 🙂

  66. 5 stars
    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 🙂

  67. 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???

  68. 5 stars
    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!

  69. 5 stars
    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.

  70. 5 stars
    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!!

    1. That is why I love can add or leave out whatever you like 🙂 Thank you so much for letting me know!

    2. That is what I love about can add or leave out what you like or dislike 🙂 I am glad your family liked it. Thank you for letting me know!

  71. 5 stars
    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.

  72. 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 🙂 Also, it’s 1/2 cup butter, twice…in the potatoes & with the crushed cornflakes. Hope that all makes sense. Thanks!

  73. 5 stars
    I have this mixed and ready to pop in the oven. Just letting all the seasonings blend real good. Smells delicious while I wait .

  74. 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.

  75. 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 🙂 It’s just a personal preference.

  76. 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?

  77. 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.

    1. It shouldn’t say born, so disregard that 🙂 Cream of chicken soup is a blend of chicken meat in a creamy chicken stock. Hope that helps! You can find it at any grocery store.

  78. 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 ( 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!

    1. I’m impressed that you are making homemade cream of chicken substitute! I sure hope it’s a hit!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  79. 5 stars
    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.

    1. That sounds great! There are so many variations you could do with this recipe & all are delicious! Thank you!

  80. 5 stars
    I am making these for a Christmas gathering, but dont have any cornflakes. I have potato chips and Ritz crackers. Do you think either of these would work? Also i definitely would add butter to the ritz crackers, but what about the potato chips?

  81. Hi-
    I am EXCITEd about making this dish to serve with Christmas dinner and am wondering, Can it be made ahead and refrigerated for a night or two?

  82. 5 stars
    Love Love Love your Funeral potatoes. I have been trying to find one just like my husband’s grandma made years ago but couldn’t find the same one until now. thank you so much for sharing it with us. you are the best. this funeral potatoes is the best and what we call in our family; “yummy potatoes”.

    from Your thankful follower

  83. 5 stars
    Ive had thIs with froZen hashbrowns but can You use real pOtatoes with this Recipe? I Have a ton i need to use up. Thanks!

    1. You could. I would cube them small, but since they aren’t frozen, the cooking time may vary. It may not be as long. I haven’t tried, so I am not sure of the time. I would just keep an eye on it 🙂

    1. Thank you! I didn’t come up with that, but they do have many other names..cheesy potatoes, etc. They are a side dish that is served a lot at funeral luncheons, so I believe that’s how it got its name.

  84. 4 stars
    I tried these for the first time last night. If I make them again, I would reduce the butter by half, at least. they came out way too greasy. In looking at other recipes on line, they use much less butter. I’m wondering if the recipe listed the 1/2 cup of butter twice by mistake? and then needs to be divided. the potatoes are creamy. I think I would also prefer using chopped onions instead of onion powder. Overall good, but adjustments needed for me. thanks for sharing! I’m looking forward to trying other recipes.

    1. The second butter amount is to be mixed with the crushed cornflakes for the top. Thank you for trying them!!

  85. 5 stars
    Im nOt much of a potato fan, but this cheesy casserOle was so good! I think ill try adding chicKen or ham to make it a main dish.

  86. 5 stars
    theres probably never a time when this dish isnt served with one of our meals. With a bag of frozen potatoes as the main ingredient theres nothing complicated about this recipe and its sooo good!

  87. 5 stars
    These are my favorite!! I always get asked to bring this side dish to every family holiday meal & my family devours them. They are gone so fast. I keep the ingredients on hand!

  88. 5 stars
    I Have made these using Ritz crackers instead of cornflakes. They are a must have for our Christmas dinner. I did want to point out that the recipe is not gluten free because of the can of cream of chicken soup which contains wheat unless you buy a gluten free version.. Also the cornflakes have to be gluten free corn flakes At our house we take a serving out for the gluten free before we add the soup and ritz cracker crumbs it is still yummy

  89. 5 stars
    These were fabulous! I added a teaspoon of season salt to sour cream mixture, a tsp of paprika to some CRUSHED ritz crackers. This was a grEat recipe!!

  90. 5 stars
    Funeral potatoes——great Recipe for a get together, tasty, simple ingredients and Easy to prepare!

  91. I have never seen white cubed frozen hash browns.
    Could you substitute with cooked or partially cooked cubed real potatoes?

  92. 5 stars
    So easy & delicious! We used to have these at church pOTLUCKS! Thanks for the reminders! Will serve on easter!!

  93. 5 stars
    I forgot to grease the dish. Is thiS going to be a mess when trying to serve them later? Wondering if its necess to take them out of the pan and replate them after?

    Excited to try these! First timer here 🙂

  94. 5 stars
    Imagine my surprise when I googled funeral potatoes just now and my cousin’s recipe came up #1! Hello! Happy Easter! And thanks for the Recipe! 😉

  95. Hello! I am making these tonight for a potluck tomorrow. one of the girls has CELIAC disease, i BOUGHT chex mex as a replacement for the cornflakes, since the chex mex is gluten free. would this work? have you tried any gluten free alternatives for the cornflakes. thank you!

    1. Oh, darn I have not. Would the girl know, if she could have them? I hope it is ok for her 🙂 Good luck!

  96. Haven’t made it yet but confused by the butter being added to the corn flakes. Is the 1/2 c of butter supposed to be divided for the topping? Hope not because I just drown the filling with butter if it was…help on this one?

    1. It’s 2 (1/2 cup) measurements. 1/2 cup with the potatoes & 1/2 for topping with the corn flakes 🙂

  97. your recipe calls for 2 12 ounce packages of Hashbrowns . I only find 32 ounce packages
    Is is this may be a typo

  98. 5 stars
    Love your recipe!! I’m wondering if you know how many servings it is. You have the nutritional info so I’m assuming you calculated that from a certain number of servings. Thanks so much!

  99. 5 stars
    i found this recipe via google, and I go back to it every few months because it’s the best recipe for funeral potatoes – my whole family thinks i make them better than anyone, and that’s saying something because they’re very popular in utah. thank you!

  100. 5 stars
    These are amazing. I make this for big event quadruple the recipe and cook it in a roaster oven. It is always a hit.

  101. 5 stars

  102. 5 stars
    These are our favorite potatoes! They get requested for every holiday & get together! They are very easy to make, super cheesy, & a hit with everyone..even the picky eaters!

  103. I am in another country and am happy to have found your pin for Funeral Potatoes. However, wheN I initially went to the front page of the pin with the list of ingredients, at the top it mentioned that it was gluten free. Please be aware and change that part of your post—- these are not gluten-Free. Regular cream of chicken soup has wheat products and can cause harm or pain for those who are gluten intolerant! You can however purchase special gluten free soup. I’m just afraid someone wIll make this for a friend who is gluten intolerant aNd advertise them as gluten-free when in fact they are not. Thank you.

  104. 5 stars
    This is the best funeral potato recipe out there. I make these are least six or seven times a Year, and I’ve tried a ton of different recipes. This is by far my favorite, and everyone who has tried them agrees that this is the best funeral potato recipe (I live in Utah and they are super common here).

    Either way, after following this recipe for years and years, i was disappointed this Christmas season. Google has apparently moved you out of the first few results (You have always been in the top three when I’ve searched previously), and there’s literally no way to get to the second page of search results. Luckily i remembered your site name and was able to find the recipe via that, but the sites ranking in place of this one are crappy recipes from huge sites. It’s a disappointment, but i wanted to make sure and let you know that i (as well as my family and friends) appreciate you for creating this recipe.

    1. Awe, thank you so much! I appreciate that!! I am glad you remembered my site name 🙂 These are our go-to!

  105. 5 stars
    Oh my god, this smelled SO good! It tasted good too, but the smell was best. I had to use Ritz crackers and half cup butter didn’t seem enough. Maybe crackers crush into smaller crumbs than corn flakes..I wasn’t sure what you meant by thawed potatoes. I eyeballed a 32 oz bag to separate into 24oz into a colander and soaked them, then drained and let dry while the butter sticks warmed. Cooked up easy but didn’t seem enough! This is something best prepared in bulk. I’d hate to give it away ha ha!

    1. Thank you for trying it! Thawed, I mean just taking out of the freezer while prepping the recipe. Sometimes, I have even used them straight from the freezer. They don’t have to be completely thawed.

  106. 5 stars
    In the process of making these I realized I didn’t have any cheddar cheese. I used mozzarella instead and they were just as good. So yummy!

  107. 5 stars
    These were perfect! I made a gluten free version for easter, my mother and i have celiacs disease, using Gluten free cornflakes and health valley brand gluten free cream of chicken soup. Because the soup is not condensed i added 4oz of SOFTENED cream cheese to the potato mixture and you could not tell recipe was gluten free at all!

  108. I usually thaw my frozen potatoes beforee I makee this in the ovenn. Wanting to do crockpot version tomorrow, but differences in amounts from oven version. I have 2-28 oz bag. But no butter used in crockpot version and different amount of sour cream.can I just double the recipe from the oven version and still thaw my potatoes. Wont have to cook so long as well? Also the butter issue? Thanks

  109. 5 stars
    It is an incredible recipe already.
    We’ve aDded just a few shakes for a slight umph.

    A little Bit of pEpper, dash of papRikA, seAson salt, some chopped green onions, green and wHites Scattered doWn the center during baking. Had everyone asking foR the recipe. ITs so dElIcious and simple your family and friends will love it.
    DePending on my mix of croud i may need to cut the heaT. If that happenS i may use a blend of jalapeno Jack and a milder cheddar.
    Either way it is a heap of ooey gooey goodness.

    1. I haven’t tried freezing, after baking, because of the cornflakes. I am guessing it would be fine, but can’t say for sure.

  110. 5 stars
    These are great! We have modified the recipe to use creaM of onion soup instead of chicken (then skip the onion later), and add blue cheese powder and lots of black pepper. Your recipe is a great base for a Great dish!

    1. Hope you find some good ones to try 🙂 I don’t share a lot about home decor on my blog, though.

  111. Im making a brisket for a famoly gathering, do you think this would be a good side item to pair with briSKet?

    1. It would be great with brisket! I haven’t made them using fresh potatoes, but yes, that would be a great option! Enjoy!

  112. Also, since I making these for a SPECIAL occasion, was CONSIDERING going the extra mile and usIng fresh potatoes, have you ever done this? Im thinking i should probably boil them briefly prior to putting them in? Id also like to not mess with peeling them, so i may try leaving the skin on! ?

    1. I just use Campbells or even store bought cream of chicken soup. Any brand will work. It’s not really a liquid soup like chicken noodle, it’s used in a lot of cooking.

  113. 5 stars
    This is a staple at family gatherings. I use cream of potato soup instead of the chicken or cream of bacon. Crushed Ritz crackers give a better taste than cornflakes.

  114. 5 stars
    A every holiday tradition going on 25 years in our family. Birthdays, Christmas, thanksgiving ect. If these are not made there is a riot!

  115. 5 stars
    These are SO good. So rich and creamy and I love the cornflake topping! Heads up, though, if you are looking forward to leftovers make two pans!!

  116. 5 stars
    These potatoes are what my family requests every time we have a get together, they are also the only dish with no leftover’s at the end. So yummy

  117. 5 stars
    This is my go to funeral potato recipe! It is saucy but not soupy and full of flavor! Love the ratios of everything. It turns out great every time!

  118. 5 stars
    I love making these funeral potatoes! I make them usually once a month and they are so quick and easy to make as a side! Especially yummy in the cold months of winter as a comfort food with a roll!

  119. 5 stars
    Funeral potatoes never disappoint. They are perfectly creamy and comforting. For any family gathering they are a must.

  120. 5 stars
    EVERYBODY loves these! There are hardly ever leftovers, which is a good sign, but also a little sad. Make them!

  121. 5 stars
    This is the perfect recipe for classic Funeral Potatoes! I made them for a church party and they were a hit! Now my go-to recipe!

  122. 5 stars
    Love this quick and easy recipe for an old fashioned favorite! I remember my mom shredded potatoes with a cheese grater. I was thrilled to see frozen hashbrowns! So melt in your mouth yummy!

  123. 5 stars
    Everyone gobbled down the potatoes! We loved this version with the cheese as my other recipe (mother-in-law’s recipe) does not call for cheese. The only change made was I eliminated the 1/2 cup butter and cornflakes as it is not needed (yummy with them, but totally optional).

    1. 5 stars
      I have eaten and made these for years according to the recipe written on a name brand of frozen hashbrowns. However, when my sister-in-law made your version, this became everyone’s new go-to recipe. We do use thawed shredded hashbrowns and skip the rinsing step. They’re so good! Thank you!

  124. We’ve always just called it potato casserole and make it like a baked potato, with all the butter and cheese, add bacon & green onions, with only about 1/2 cup sour cream but then add 1 cup heavy cream, because I’m not a big fan of sour cream. I also use use cream of chicken with herb soup, because it adds so much flavor. I’ve always used the potatoes frozen, right out of the bag, and mix it with the soup, sour cream, 1 stick of melted butter and heavy cream mixture. Then add the bacon, cheese, and green onions. Stir and pour into the dish, then melt and pour another stick of butter on top. Once cooked, add more cheese on top and broil about 4 minutes, or until cheese is browned in places and bubbly. It is a wonderful casserole for any occasion, no matter the extra ingredients added/mixed in.

    1. Cream of bacon soup and bacon bits would be delicious with this recipe! You can’t go wrong with bacon and potatoes! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. 🙂

  125. 5 stars
    Great recipe but improvised with what I had available. The changes made were using 1 cup regular sour cream and 1 cup chive sour cream, 1 tsp chicken bouillon instead or salt and since I didn’t have corn flakes I used crushed Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Goldfish…yum!!

    1. 5 stars
      I was scrolling and looking for somebody that didn’t use cornflakes. I have the goldfish and am preparing potatoes as we speak. Can’t wait, thanks for the idea!

  126. 5 stars
    I love funeral potatoes (being born and raised in Utah). The whole family completely loved these! They will definitely be my new go to! I used a little more cheese and it was delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  127. 5 stars
    Made this recipe for a group of friends. Everyone loved them and I didn’t have much left over. Was easy to make, which is great because I am not one of those people who just love to cook. I mainly cook because we get hungry, LOL

  128. 5 stars
    Make with brown basmati rice, cut out butter, add diced can chilies…
    A bit more healthy, fewer calories and delicious.

    1. You should post that recipe! I’m sure many people would enjoy it! However, it is definitely NOT a funeral potatoe recipe, you literally posted changes that turn this into a completely different dish. It would completely change the base recipe and flavor. These are DELICIOUS as made, not that healthy, but hey, everything in moderation!

    1. You know, I haven’t tried cooking them in one. I typically recommend using an oven for this recipe, but I suppose you could give it a try! Everything is already cooked, so it just has to be warmed up. You’ll have to let us know how they turn out if you try them in a roaster.

  129. About to make them for a cookout for the first time! I want to confirm there is a total of 24oz of diced potatoes per 16 servings.

  130. 5 stars
    Just made my rendition of this obvious flavorful recipe. I added spam to my casserole. I cubed it & sautéed with fresh garlic & white onion. I allowed the spam to cool, got all of that additional flavor out the pan w/spatula. Instead of the corn flakes, which btw is still optional, I opted out. Instead, I decided on French’s onion. The aroma throughout my home is intoxicating. This accompanied meatloaf. I have to wonder this might b a true reason y we stay fun-sized.

        1. You’ll want to cook them first! If I’m not using the frozen hash browns, then I like to use baked potatoes, let them cool and peel the skins off, then cube them up for this dish. Frozen hash browns (that are thawed) are just a quicker way to get a similar result, but this recipe is really tasty with fresh potatoes too!

  131. Why are you thawing them? That’s a step you can totally leave out. They turn out perfectly made with frozen diced hash browns

    1. 5 stars
      I always thaw or they turn out too watery for my liking. I also add is diced up kielbasa sausage and corn if i want to just make it a casserole meal night!

  132. 5 stars
    This recipe is a staple in my family. Ever since I found Cream of Bacon soup at the store, I started using it instead of Cream of Chicken soup, also I like to use chopped scallions and replace the corn flakes with sour cream and onion Pringles, the Pringles do a great job of soaking up the butter, yet stay crispy. B

    1. Mmmm thanks for sharing what you do! Those substitutions sound delicious too! I never would have thought to put Pringles on top. How fun is that?

  133. Can I put the cubed potatoes in the fridge at 9am (in a colander with a bowl under so they still drain) , will they be thawed and ready to cook when I get home at 5? Or will that make them mushy?
    Thanks in advance 🙂

  134. 5 stars
    I have not yet tried this recipe but giving it 5 stars because it looks so good. I plan to bring it to my book club’s pot luck in December because it looks divine! I am so happy to have found you, Kristyn, and hope to see much more of you in the future. I am 85 years old and always ready and willing to try new recipes. Thanks for this and keep up the great work!

    1. Oh thank you so much!! We’ll certainly pass along to sentiments to Kristyn. That is so wonderful that you are still in the kitchen trying new things and experimenting! Great inspiration for us all. 🙂

  135. I just ran across your recipe. I was going to make my funeral potatoes in the crockpot but realized this recipe does not call for butter. Is it because it’s cooking in a crock pot that I omit? Will it effect the outcome if I add butter or is it not needed?

  136. Question: to make ahead of time – make today and cook tomorrow, do you just prep everything (besides the cornflakes) and put it in the 9×13 dish and put in the fridge?

    Loves these potatoes! Trying to save time on thanksgiving by prepping beforehand!

    1. Hi Cali! Hope your Funeral Potatoes turned out well for the holiday. To answer the question, yes, that’d exactly what I would have done. Prep everything, keep in the fridge and then layer the cornflakes right before baking. 🙂

    1. Yes, you can definitely make this with real potatoes. And yes, you’ll want to bake the potatoes first and then cube or shred them. The potatoes mostly just heat up in the oven with the other ingredients, so I’d not recommend cubing them raw.

  137. Do you cook the full 45-50 minutes with the corn flakes on top without burning them, or do you add them on at the end?

  138. 5 stars
    The best! Use it all the time and if you have leftovers, its good for days reheated. My family loves it also and they said it was their favorite side from Thanksgiving!

  139. 5 stars
    So so good. Made these for Thanksgiving and they were the 1st side dish to be eaten. Definitely will be making them for Christmas.

  140. 5 stars
    As a Utah native, I’ve tried a lot of funeral potatoes and this recipe is hands down the best! It even converted my husband who always hated the chunks of onion other recipes call for.

  141. 5 stars
    These were fantastic and turned out amazing, just like everything else we had for our Thanksgiving dinner!! Thanks for the great recipe! I prepped it the day before Thanksgiving and just left the potatoes in a round flat strainer to thaw, then once softened i put the strainer of potatoes on top of the cheesy mixture in a closed mixing box and left right in the fridge until the next day. I would highly recommend this recipe to others!

  142. 5 stars
    This looks great – I’m going to make it for our family Christmas party. Question – has anyone modified this to be vegetarian? I think I have a few veg. family members – maybe cream of mushroom? If it’s not a good sub, I’ll just make ’em as is 🙂 Thanks for any help!

    1. I have always used cream of chicken, but cream of mushroom could probably work too, as far as consistency goes. It’ll just have a slightly different flavor, but I imagine would still be yummy.

    2. 4 stars
      I used cream of onion soup to make it vegetarian friendly and it tasted good. The recipe was way too greasy for me though.

        1. Hi Raelene,

          Do you leave out the butter all together or just leave it out of the potato mixture part? I’m wondering if you add it to the corn flake part.

    3. 5 stars
      I prefer it with cream of mushroom. 🙂 The entire dish is really forgiving. Childhood memories in a casserole form.

  143. 5 stars
    I made these for a funeral and everyone loved them. I had never heard of funeral potatoes before I was assigned to make them. I knew I could always trust a lil’Luna recipe to be a hit!!

    1. Golden mushroom soup is a good substitute for the cream of chicken. It gives it a great golden color. Also Mayo can substitute for melted butter in recipe. Of course no melting the Mayo just throw it in.

    1. I like to thaw before baking so that there isn’t extra water/no mushy potatoes after baking. I recommend doing it, but if you want to try without thawing, you’ll have to let us know how they turn out. 🙂

    2. I have always let them sit our for about 15min so basically still frozen, they just take a lot longer to cook. Atleast an hour. I’m going to try this recipe, I have always combined everything in one bowl together so interested in trying it this way. I put a half cup of melted butter mixed in the another half drizzled over the cornflakes on top. It is amazing.

  144. 5 stars
    So easy and good! I have made it several times over the last couple years, and always get rave reviews, the best they’ve had, recipe requests ( all credit to Lil’ Luna), what did I do different than others…I have no idea!

    Highly recommend as written. 5 stars from Iowa!

  145. 5 stars
    I made these for a work potluck and rhey were a hit. I had to send the recipe in our work group chat because so many people requested it. Thank you!

  146. 5 stars
    Hi, I made these last year and they were amazing, so I am so excited to make them again this year. But for the life of me I can’t remember if I used salted or unsalted butter in the recipe, can anyone help me out??
    Thank you!!

    1. I think you can do either. If you use unsalted, you can control the amount of salt the dish has by adding how much you like. But I use salted butter for this recipe a lot and it turns out yummy!! Hope the potatoes turned out delicious!

  147. Hey quick question, I see that this recipe is for 16 but a 9×13 pan would serve 8-10. Also, I saw that you are supposed to have 2 bags of potatoes for this recipe. I remember making this in one pan off of a different blog with only one bag of diced potatoes and it was very rich.

    1. Yes, so this recipe fits in one 9×13 pan. We say 16 servings because typically it is served as a side dish. If you were having this as the main dish, it may only serve 8-10. And two bags of the 12 oz potatoes. If you get a larger bag (sometimes they come in 32 oz bags), you certainly wouldn’t need two. Hopefully that helps answer your question!

  148. 5 stars
    Great Recipe! I couldn’t remember exactly how my mom made these but this was extremely helpful. The only real difference is my mom always used minced onions instead of onion powder and we use shredded potatoes. Try them in a shallow baking pan if you like them crispy.. it’s like an edge piece everytime lol.

  149. 5 stars
    Love the flavor of this dish. The hash browns were not soft still had a little crunch to them which I didn’t care for. Should I have cooked longer. The dish was bubbly hot. Has anyone else complained about this issue.

  150. 5 stars
    I make it all the time with cream of mushroom soup. My daughter was allergic to chicken. She is now gluten and dairy free so I have made it for her with dairy free sour cream and butter and cheese. I get a gluten free soup online and I mix it with rice milk she said it is really good.

    1. Thanks for sharing what you do, especially making them gluten and dairy free! I’m so glad that you enjoy the potatoes!

  151. 5 stars
    This is the best recipe I have found for these potatoes! And I think thawing and rinsing them is important. This is the first time I have done that. I made a triple batch and took them to a graduation party. They were gone in about an hour and a half and everybody was asking for the recipe! I am making them today for Father’s Day! Awesome recipe!

  152. 5 stars
    So yummy!!! I love making this dish during the fall/winter time when we need some yummy comfort food to endure the snow 😂😁 Plus it’s a classic here in Utah and super easy to make

    1. I have not made these in the air fryer before. So I’m not sure what to tell you for times or temp… there might be some air fryer funeral potato recipes online you could look to as a reference for cooking times.

  153. 5 stars
    This recipe is the best. Just made 3 pans for an open house at 1:00 today.
    I don’t do the topping. Never anything left.

  154. 5 stars
    I’ve tried several recipes for Funeral Potatoes and this one is definitely the BEST!! My family gave it rave reviews & it’s always one of the first dishes to go at a get together!

  155. 5 stars
    My all-time favorite potato recipe! This is my go-to, especially for holiday parties because it feeds a ton of people and they always love it!

  156. 5 stars
    This is my go-to recipe for Funeral/Cheesy Potatoes. They turn out so good! This recipe has the perfect combo of ingredients. We always have these potatoes with ham for Christmas, and I bring them to family gatherings often. My whole family, extended family and husband’s extended family loves this recipe.

  157. 5 stars
    This is a must-make! We’ve been making this for years and it is a best-loved recipe in our home. A true comfort food dish. We love the crispy topping.

  158. 5 stars
    Love, love these potatoes. These are my go to side dish at the holidays. My family especially loves the crispy flakes on top.

  159. 5 stars
    Love these! I love this recipe! My mom used to grate potatoes after boiling for hers. I never made them because it was too much work. I love that these use hash browns!! Why didn’t I ever think of that?! So yummy! I like to put a little garlic & herb Mrs. Dash in them too!

  160. 5 stars
    This is really a simple and a tasty recipe! Anything with sour cream and cheese is the best! I will be making this for our Thanksgiving. Thanks!😁

  161. 5 stars
    This is the best recipe for get togethers. My family always asks for it. Definitely a must try if you’ve never made before, you won’t be sorry.

  162. 5 stars
    The best!! Love this recipe especially for a comfort food or to even take to a family when making dinner for them

  163. 5 stars
    I cast my vote for Funeral Potatoes because they are so cheesy and creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. What more could you want!

  164. 5 stars
    This is my go to recipe for big dinners! It’s delicious and super easy. My daughter has made them for us for a couple of years and she said when she has her own place, she will be making them too!

  165. 5 stars
    This has been family favorite and I have taken it to almost every dinner for probably 10 years. My friends remind me that I have that great potato recipe.

  166. 5 stars
    I must admit that the first time I had these potatoes was….at a reception after a funeral. Your recipe is so delicious and will definitely be served at the Thanksgiving table this year! 🦃🥔

  167. 5 stars
    My go to potato recipe is Funeral Potatoes. I always double the recipe because everyone wants to take some home. I’ve asked if they would rather have some other kind of potato, and the answer is always “NO”.

  168. 5 stars
    I normally have the same side every year, mash potato.
    I decided to try the funeral potatoes for dinner a few weeks ago and they will now be my Thanksgiving side. So delicious with alot of flavor.
    My daughter had these a couple of times and raved about them. Unfortunately I wasn’t sure what she was talking about. You have to understand, my daughter is someone who eats box Mac and cheese with hot dogs. So if I can get her to have something else she likes, I will.make them for her.

  169. 5 stars
    This is a long-time favorite. It would be on the Thanksgiving menu if it weren’t for the mashed potatoes and gravy that my wife won’t give up.

  170. 5 stars
    My aunt introduced these potatoes to our family back in the 60s !! She called them party potatoes ! They’ve been a family must have for all special holiday dinners ! The great thing about them other than being delicious,is that they stay hot during the whole meal !

  171. 5 stars
    These are a family favorite and I will be making them again this year for Thanksgiving! They are alway requested for the holidays. Another great recipe 😊

  172. 5 stars
    I enjoyed the FUNERAL POTATOES !!!!! Rated them a 10 !!!!!

    I recently signed up for emails and I have been trying alot of your recipes. TUMMY

    Hope I win the contest for the gift card.

    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!

  173. 5 stars
    We will be attending 2 Thanksgiving dinners this year. I plan to make the Funeral potatoes for 1 and Sweet Potato Casserole for the other.

  174. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe. We will be attending 2 Thanksgiving dinners this year. I plan to make the Funeral potatoes for 1 and Sweet Potato Casserole for the other. I didn’t rate it the first time.

  175. 5 stars
    I made these 2 weeks ago. They are amazing! We love funeral potatoes and will definitely be making these this Thanksgiving. Thank you for the recipe!

  176. 5 stars
    My family loves these Cheesy Hashbrowns. We don’t use the corn flakes on top as the potatoes and cheese brown nicely and we cook them way longer than you suggest, at least an hour and a half. They are lip-smacking good.

  177. 5 stars
    I’ll definitely be making the Funeral Potatoes for our Thanksgiving meals. I’ve been making this recipe for a couple of years now and it never disappoints. My family loves it.

  178. 5 stars
    My mind was blown! After taking a bite I complete forgot I was at my Uncles funeral! Would definitely eat and make again!

  179. 5 stars
    I have tried a lot of funeral potato recipes, but this recipe is by far the best! No need to look further.

  180. 5 stars
    Here in Idaho we love our potatoes! 😉 We call them funeral potatoes too. We live in an agricultural area with lots of potatoes, and this is one of my favorite potato recipes. I like the tips and variations your recipe gives! This recipe gets my vote for a great Thanksgiving side. Delicious and feeds a crowd!

  181. 5 stars
    I have made this dish for so very many years but with shredded hash browns. Never knew they had another name other than “Harvest Potatoes”. My husband’s absolute favorite. They are also a hit and requested often by family and friends. I give credit to my best friend’s mother who made them for a gathering many years ago and graciously shared the recipe which she had actually found in a magazine.

  182. 5 stars
    Funeral potatoes are always a comfort food we look forward to! Thank you for the great recipes!! I love to do fresh potatoes, I peel, shred and then quickly parboil the shreds for just 3 minutes, drain and then bake in the oven like normal along with other ingredients. Sooo good!

  183. 5 stars
    This is a recipe that never disappoints! I haven’t made it for a while, so thanks for sharing it! I think it would be a great side for our Thanksgiving meal!

  184. 5 stars
    This recipe is awesome! We make this for every big holiday meal (and halve it, sometimes to make other times :D). It’s a family favorite!

  185. 4 stars
    This looks sooooooo good!! The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is cause I haven’t actually made it yet. My co-worker has and is the one who directed me to your page and I/We haven’t looked back. But I am def making this this year for Thanksgiving. I’m actually making a practice batch this weekend.

  186. 5 stars
    Always a go to for family functions, but the sweet potato casserole may be a new favorite!

    Thank you for the wonderful, and easy to follow recipes.

  187. 5 stars
    My vote is definitely for these potatoes. I have made them several times and hot diggity dog they get scarfed down really really fast. They are a fabulous alternative to boring mashed potatoes and lets be real, who doesn’t love crunchy browned buttery cornflakes on top of yummy potato cheesy goodness?

  188. 5 stars
    My aunt used to make this for our family gatherings. She passed recently so I was excited to see this recipe that looks just like what she must have used for her special potatoes. I can’t wait to make this at our next family get-together. I know it will be delicious just like her potatoes always were.

  189. 5 stars
    Funeral potatoes is my go to for a potato side dish. Have made it sooo many times and everyone is always pleased! You can change things up a bit or keep it as is. Its a time saver (can prepare the night before and bake when ready) and since it goes into a 13×9 dish it fits easily in the fridge! Win win win!!
    Lil Luna is at the top of my recipe list ☺ Thank you for all the wonderful recipes AND love reading your posts. I can relate to so much ❤

  190. 5 stars
    love this one…have made it many times. Are the quantities different? I seem to recall 2-12 oz bags? I just don’t want to make it incorrectly if it has changed. Thanks!

  191. Could I make this same thing but in a roaster oven? I’m sorry if it’s a dumb question but I just bought a roaster oven and never used it before.

  192. 5 stars
    I followed this recipe for a while and I am making it again for Thanksgiving, the texture, taste, smell, everything is outstanding when you follow this recipe from Kristyn!

    5 out of 5 for sure!