This party potatoes recipe is the perfect dish to bring to your next gathering. Sometimes referred to as funeral potatoes, this warm potato and cheese casserole is topped with a crunchy corn flakes topping.
Why this recipe works
- Easy – Just a few simple ingredients are needed. Easy enough for a weeknight meal, Sunday dinner, or special occasion.
- Great for a crowd – This dish is wonderful to bring to a family gathering, holiday dinners, friendsgiving, and pot lucks.
Frozen hash browns – We are using the diced hash browns but you can also use shredded hash browns, similar to this copycat Cracker Barrel hash brown casserole.
Cheese – I like using sharp cheddar cheese but you could substitute with mild cheddar.
Butter – Unsalted butter. Melt before mixing with the crushed corn flakes.
Cream of chicken soup – Just one can is needed.
Sour cream – This helps make the dish extra creamy.
Onion – Diced onion is an optional ingredient but I think it adds a nice flavor. Make sure to dice them small.
Seasonings – Onion powder, salt, and ground black pepper are used.
Corn flakes – Use crushed cornflakes for the topping. Crush them using a rolling pin
How to make party potatoes with corn flakes
Step one: Thaw hash browns before assembling. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, mix together sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and seasonings.
Step two: Stir the sour cream mixture, diced onions, and shredded cheese in with thawed hash browns.
Step three: Spray 9 x 13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread potato mixture in the dish. Bake for 30 minutes. While baking, combine corn flakes and melted butter in a bowl. Spread corn flakes over potatoes and cook another 15 minutes.
- This recipe can be made ahead of time. Assemble the casserole, cover with aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake and serve.
- If you want to add a little color, sprinkle with fresh parsley or diced green onions after it’s finished cooking.
Topping – You can substitute corn flakes with crushed potato chips or butter crackers like Ritz crackers.
Potatoes – Shredded hash browns can be used instead of the diced hash browns.
Cheese – Try substituting with mild cheddar or a cheddar blend for a more mild flavor.
Soup – Cream of chicken can be substituted with cream of mushroom soup.
How to store funeral potatoes
To store leftovers, let the baking dish completely cool. Cover with aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator. You can also transfer the remaining party potatoes to an airtight container to keep in the refrigerator.
They can be reheated in the oven or in the microwave.
If you would like to freeze, leave off the corn flake topping. Cover tightly and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
What to serve with funeral potatoes, party potatoes
This side dish pairs well with many different mains like turkey, ham, roast chicken, meatloaf, pork tenderloin, and many more.
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Did you try this cheesy potato recipe? Let me know what you think in the comment section.
- 32 ounces frozen hash browns thawed
- 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups crushed corn flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Make sure the frozen hash browns are thawed.
- In a large bowl combine sour cream, cream of chicken soup, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
- Stir in diced onion and shredded cheese. Pour mixture over hash browns and stir to combine.
- Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mixture into dish. Cook for 30 minutes.
- While the potatoes are baking combine crushed corn flakes and melted butter in a bowl. Spread the cornflakes over the top of the potatoes and bake another 10-15 minutes.
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