Traditional Funeral Potatoes

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Funeral Potatoes are cheesy, creamy and served with a delicious crunchy topping. This comfort food is a classic casserole dish you should bring to your next gathering!

All jokes aside, you haven’t lived unless you’ve tried funeral potatoes. In the Midwest, this casserole is often brought to occasions such as parties, family gatherings, and funerals. Food truly is the ultimate comforter, and in good times and bad, we all rely on some tasty treats to boost our good feelings and help us through bad times. The potato, cheesy, and creamy flavor of funeral potatoes does just that. It’s one of those unexpectedly delicious foods. Unfortunately for everyone around you, once you try it, you unapologetically go back for more than your fair share. Don’t worry, we won’t hold it against you. They are just that good.

Potato Options:

We love making this casserole from scratch, but sometimes we just don’t want to spend time grinding all those potatoes. If you’re in a pinch, you can always use frozen grated potatoes. Simply defrost in the microwave to speed up prep time.

Dairy-free options:

Unfortunately, only some dishes are hardly dairy free. Due to the high amount of dairy in this dish, we do not recommend trying to make it dairy-free.

Cornflakes Substitute:

Nachos are a traditional topping for funeral potatoes, but not everyone is a fan of nachos. You can always substitute crushed biscuits.

How to Make Funeral Potatoes for a Crowd:

You can easily double or triple this recipe if you need to feed a large crowd.

Note in advance:

You’ll want to bake this in the oven immediately before serving, but you can make the recipe ahead by adding shredded cheese. After adding the cheese, cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate ahead of time for 24 hours. When you’re ready to bake, you add the cornflake topping and melted butter.

A serving of traditional funeral potatoes served on a plate.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat single servings in the microwave in 30-second increments until heated through.

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Funeral potatoes in a baking dish.

Funeral Potatoes are cheesy, creamy and served with a delicious crunchy topping. This comfort food is a classic casserole dish you should bring to your next gathering!

Preparation time 20 minute

cooking time 1 Hour

total time 1 Hour 20 minute

raw material


  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken soup
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Potato Casserole

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 6 big sweet potato peeled and grated
  • 1 medium sized onion fine cut
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Divided into
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 2 tablespoon butter melted



  • In a saucepan, add butter and melt over medium heat. Once melted, add the onion and sauté until it starts to turn brown. Sprinkle with flour and stir constantly until well combined and the mixture turns a deep golden color.

  • Add chicken stock, heavy cream and sour cream. Stir until all ingredients are smooth, then reduce heat to simmer for a few minutes. Add garlic, parsley, paprika, salt and black pepper. Keep away from heat sources.

Potato Casserole

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9×13 or 3-quart baking dish.

  • Grate the potatoes using a grater or food processor. Rinse the grated potatoes in a slotted spoon and squeeze out excess water. Remove them to a large mixing bowl.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine grated potatoes and sauce mixture. Stir gently. Add 1/2 cup cheese.

  • Spread out into the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese and cornflakes on top. Drizzle melted butter over top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, until the potatoes are tender. Serve hot.

Calories: 407kcal | carbohydrate: 46G | protein: 12G | fat: 20G | Saturated fat: 13G | cholesterol: 72mg | sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 1080mg | fiber: 3G | sugar: 2G | Vitamin A: 753unit | Vitamin C: 15mg | calcium: 220mg | iron: 2mg

Traditional Funeral Potatoes