Funeral Potatoes are by far one of the easiest and tastiest dishes to throw together. When I was first married,this was a common dish that I prepared in my home. This is the throw everything together and dont measure it kind of recipe. That is actually how I cook most of the time. Throw something in, taste it, throw some more, and taste it. 99% of the time it works awesome. Baking is a completely different animal. I HAVE to follow instructions or else…disaster strikes!
When I was at home visiting my parents in California a few weeks back, I was asked to make a few dishes for a big dinner we were having. I decided to make these and an evil chocolate cake. And by evil, I mean so good and delicious, you would want to sneak an extra piece and hide in your room. (More on that later!)
As my first post, I just wanted to clarify that all my recipes are Gluten Free and sometimes Dairy Free. In this recipe, I had to substitute regular cream of chicken for a gluten free version. Health Valley makes a yummy 14oz soup/can of cream of chicken. I also make my own from scratch, which will be a completely different post in itself.
Funeral Potatoes Recipe (Gluten Free):
1 regular size bag frozen shredded hash brown potatoes. (You can use the square chunks if you like, but I like the way the shreds cook)
14-20 oz cream of chicken soup if using Health Valley. (It is not condensed)
8 oz sour cream
1/3 cup mayo
1/2 cup green onions chopped
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
salt & pepper
-Preheat Oven to 375º and grab a 9×13 casserole dish. Spray some pam, because that is what I do with everything that goes in the oven 🙂
-In a seperate large mixing bowl, mix frozen potatoes, cream of chicken mixture, sour cream, mayo and green onions all together. I also put a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper. (Potatoes will absorb that salt, so be a little more liberal with it).
– After it is all mixed, scoop it into the casserole dish and flatten it out on top with a spoon.
-Sprinkle cheese over the top of the potatoes.
-Bake at 375º for about 35-40 minutes. When finished, remove from oven and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.
-Use a different cheese mixture. Mix onions into the potato mix. Add more sour cream for a creamier sauce. Use potatoes O’Brien to shake things up a bit. Mix in ham chunks or bacon to give it an extra bit of flavor.