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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Potato Casserole AKA Funeral Potatoes

Printable Recipe


Ingredients
  • 1 package frozen hashbrowns (I like the shredded style)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 can milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix together the hashbrowns, soup, sour cream, milk, cheese and onion. Dump it into a 9x13 pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, parmesan and butter. Spread over the top of the casserole.
  3. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until bubbly.
Holly’s Note:
Here in Idaho, these are called Funeral Potatoes. I refuse to call them that, but I do get asked quite often to bring them to funeral luncheons! The original recipe that I have came from my great-aunt. I realize that there are tons of recipes like this out there, but I like to think that it is a family recipe because I copied it from her a gazillion years ago. Her original recipe said to cook the potatoes and shred them. I buy frozen hash browns.

This also freezes well. It's the perfect accompaniment to ham or as a side dish for barbeque. We often have it alone as a meatless meal.

Many recipes call for corn flakes on top.  I can't stand it that way.  The Parmesan/bread crumb topping is so good and gives the dish a very elegant look.

32 comments:

  1. I'm from South Dakota and there we call this dish "Funeral Potatoes" too. In my house we call it "Cheesy Hash Browns" Same thing and we just love it!

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  2. This just happens to be one of my favorite dishes ever. Very very delicious! Also, I only use butter when cooking too :) Food tastes better that way.

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  3. I call them "Lion House Potatoes"

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  4. We add ground beef to this dish and call it "Hashbrown Casserole." :)

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  5. I got a call the other day from a lady asking me if I could make these for a funeral. I have never made these, but I have eaten them alot, my Mother-in-law makes them all the time. So, I needed a recipe for these potatoes and found your site. These look delicious. I love the bread crumb topping...I'll have to let you know how they turn out. Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. We call them Holiday potatoes or Relief Society potatoes or Sunday potatoes...anything but funeral potatoes...unless we're taking them to a funeral! :)

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  7. Thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. Cheers

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  8. Never heard of funeral potatoes, but these do sound good! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! I am always glad to see you!

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    1. Thanks for hosting each week. I love visiting!

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  9. This sounds delicious! My family will eat potato dishes in any guise, so it's nice to have a new one to try, thanks. #TastyTuesdays

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  10. I have never heard of Funeral potatoes but can see the logic in taking them to one. I love the fact you can freeze it too, which is really convenient. I will have to make this for my family as I am sure it would be a winner with my girls x #TastyTuesdays

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    1. It's the best accompaniment to a bbq or ham dinner and it really does freeze well.

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  11. What an interesting name for a potato dish! Nothing like it in the uK!

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    1. I think the name is pretty indicative of the Idaho/Utah area of the U.S.

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  12. I've never heard of funeral potatoes! As morbid as that sound :/ these sound so delicious. My family is a potato eatin' family. This would be great for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing!

    Sharon
    herorganizedchaos.com

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    1. The name is fairly regional. We have always called it simply, "Potato Casserole"!

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  13. My son so loves potatoes and thanks for sharing this! Another option for potatoes for me =) #TastyTuesdays

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  14. Deliciousness. I love these types of potatoes! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  15. Funeral potatoes! Crazy name but looks delish! Thank you so much for joining J and myself {www.2catsandchloe.com} for our Celebrate Southern Linkup! I’m pinning your post to our official Celebrate Southern Pin Board now! :) xxoo

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    1. I hate calling them that, but they are delicious and a versatile side dish.

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  16. Love the 'Funeral Potatoes' , but I have never heard them called that. You do see them often at a pot luck or summer picnic. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  17. Yes, please! I'd like this right now for dinner. Looks wonderful!

    http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.com

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  18. My mom makes a very similar dish for Easter every year that is a huge hit. I can only imagine how yummy this dish is! Yum!

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  19. What a crazy name but I bet they are delicious. Wish I could eat them through my screen. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  20. Even if they are called funeral potatoes-they do look delicious!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  21. Hello sweet lady! This looks incredible. Pinned. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  22. Looks tasty! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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  23. We call this potato casserole and it is a must have for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I've been enjoying this casserole since I was a child. So many variations but I'm a big potato lover so I like them all.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  24. I love funeral potatoes! Not funerals, just the potatoes :) Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I will be pinning this to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board. I hope you join us again this week!

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  25. Hi Holly,
    There is something real comforting about this recipe, I love it. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  26. We love these and everyone in UT calls them funeral potatoes. However, when I first got the recipe from my older sis they were called sunshine potatoes. So that's what our family calls them. I'd much rather have sunshine than a funeral. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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