Thursday, March 25, 2021

Funeral Potatoes

 Seriously, they are called funeral potatoes.  What a morbid name for something so delicious!   Upon reading about this recipe, the name came from the tradition of taking a dish to a funeral or to the family of the deceased.  This is one that many people used for that tradition as it is tasty, reheats well and is a crowd pleaser.

It is not exactly healthy...but it is good!  And as we know....all things can be had in moderation!

Funeral Potatoes


1/3 cup butter, melted

2 cups sour cream

1 can cream of chicken soup 

1 tsp salt

1 tsp garlic powder

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

24 ounces frozen diced potatoes (thawed.....use cubed or diced, not shredded)

3 cups cornflakes, slightly crushed

1/2 cup butter, melted


1.  Preheat the oven to 35o degrees.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the 1/3 cup melted butter, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, salt and garlic powder.

3.  POur the mixture into a greased 9x13 pan.  

4.  IN a medium mixing bowl, combine the 1/2 cup melted butter and crushed cornflakes.  Stir until the corn flakes are coated in butter.

5.  Spoon the cornflake mixture over the potatoes.

6.  Bake for 45 minutes.

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Stained Glass Butterfly said...

As soon as I saw sour cream and cheese, I knew these have to be good! :) What an odd name, though, ha ha.

Anonymous said...

Seriously serious comfort food. Thanks for sharing

Paula C

MaryFran said...

Yes...the name amused a morbid way!!! But makes sense once you taste it and realize it is a perfect dish to take to someone that is grieving...comfort food at its finest!!

MaryFran said...

Yes!!!! The calorie content is off the charts! But we sometimes need comfort food and we just need to work it into our food budgets!

Mrs Swan said...

I was on board till I read cornflakes. LOL