Funeral Potatoes

Rule #297: Don’t let the name fool you.

Funeral Potatoes (or Cheesy Potatoes, Party Potatoes, Buffet Potatoes, Cheesy Potato Casserole, the list goes on) may have an ominous name, but they have an absolutely delicious, comforting flavor! A family friend of ours gave me the idea to top the casserole with kettle chips, and I’m so glad she did! It really adds a crunchy texture to the creamy potatoes underneath. Our kids gobble these up, too, making for an easy lil’ side dish sans the bartering with them to take a bite!

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Those salty, crunchy kettle chips on top of the delightfully creamy and comforting hash brown potatoes make for the perfect combination!

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Funeral Potatoes Assembly

First, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Allow to cool slightly and set aside.

melt butter

Next, mix together the thawed hash brown potatoes with half the melted butter, 2 cups sour cream, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. onion powder, 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt, 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, and 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese. Stir until combined.

mix hash browns and ingredients

Then, spread everything into an even layer in a greased 9×13 casserole dish.

assembled funeral potatoes

Funeral Potatoes Topping

Now, in a large Ziploc bag, dump in about 2-3 cups salted kettle chips. Close the bag and crush the chips into bits. Perfect time to get that aggression out.

crush kettle chips in Ziploc bag

Next, mix the crushed kettle chips with remaining melted butter. Sprinkle on top the hash brown mixture in the casserole dish.

cover casserole with crushed chips

Bake and Serve the Funeral Potatoes

Finally, bake at 350, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown on top. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

party potatoes

I like to garnish our Funeral Potatoes with some chopped green onion not only for the flavor, but for the beautiful color as well.

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There’s nothing like this comforting potato casserole to make any event a little more special.

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This easy side dish would be perfect at a pot luck gathering, too! They also pair well with:

Savory Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Greek Meatballs

Garlic and Mushroom Pork Chops

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp

Crispy Dijon Chicken

Chicken in Mustard Cream Sauce

Chicken in Wine Sauce

Air Fryer Chicken Dijon

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Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes (or Cheesy Potatoes or Party Potatoes) may have an ominous name, but they have an absolutely delicious, comforting flavor! Topping the casserole with kettle chips adds a crunchy texture to the creamy potatoes underneath.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 295 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 32-oz. bag Southern-style frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed*
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted (divided 4 tbs. and 4 tbs.)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 (10.75-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2-3 cups salted kettle chips crushed
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl, mix the hash browns, ¼ cup (4 tbs.) melted butter, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, garlic powder, onion powder, Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and cheddar cheese. Stir until well combined.
  • Spray a 9”x13” casserole dish with cooking spray. Pour the hash brown mixture into an even layer into the dish.
  • In the same bowl you made the hash brown mixture, combine the remaining ¼ cup (4 tbs.) butter and the crushed kettle chips. Toss until chips are well coated.
  • Spread the buttered kettle chips over the hash brown mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 40-45 minutes, until golden on top.
  • Allow to rest 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with green onions, if desired.

Notes

*Thaw the hash browns in the fridge overnight or for about an hour on your counter before assembling.
Optional variations: 
Top with Corn Flakes instead of kettle chips
Add in diced green chiles to the hash brown mixture
Substitute Monterey Jack or Mexican Cheese Blend for cheddar cheese
Substitute jalapeño kettle chips for salted

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 7gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 289mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 685IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 183mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, and Pineapple House Rules makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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