Funeral Potatoes

February 8, 2011

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

Instructions:

-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.

*Alternatives*

-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.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Andie Miller February 9, 2011 at 03:25

    I have actually never made funeral potatoes, but I think I will have to try them! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Jill February 10, 2011 at 23:05

    Ooooooooh I just LOVE funeral potatoes. They are truely the best aren’t they? Love your post, very bright beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • Reply Sam Mockford March 12, 2011 at 00:22

    MMMM! Looks so easy and tasty! But how did they get their name?

  • Reply admin March 12, 2011 at 00:27

    Sam- haha, I grew up with the idea that these were always brought to funerals. At least the ones I went to…so thats probably how they got it… :/ But they are still delicious!

  • Reply Mellissa August 30, 2011 at 03:16

    Hi, I just discovered your website thru pinterest. I was reading this post and the potatoes look amazing! I noticed you said “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.” Have you posted this recipe yet? I am dying to find a good GF condensed soup recipe!

  • Reply amanda howse January 7, 2012 at 07:47

    Just made these and the hubby loved them!!! Soooo good!

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