Creamy, cheesy, spicy, always delicious, and anytime welcome. It is about Funeral Potatoes. How do you treat yourself if the blue mood is inevitable? Sure, you cook Funeral Potatoes.
Do you know anything about Funeral Potatoes? How do you stand your blue mood? Let’s get rid of it once and forever, today while cooking this cheesy potato casserole.
HOW TO MAKE FUNERAL POTATOES
Follow the recipe below, and make sure to read through the frequently asked questions and pro tips to bake the Best Funeral Potatoes.
- Step 1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. In a large bowl combine melted butter, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup. Add garlic and onion powder, paprika, season with salt and pepper and mix well until smooth.
- Step2. Leave the package of frozen hash browns in the refrigerator to thaw overnight. Or transfer them into a bowl, cover them, and let stand at room temperature for about 30 to 40 minutes, then drain off any excess liquid. Add thawed hash brown potatoes and cheddar cheese to the bowl with sour cream-chicken soup mixture and stir to combine.
- Step 3. Lightly grease your 1 1/2 quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, olive oil or butter. Place the prepared mixture there and top with shredded mozzarella.
- Step 4. Use a small bowl to prepare the casserole topping. Pour melted butter over lightly crushed cornflake cereal and mix well to coat. This will help cornflakes to become golden while baking.
- Step5. Top casserole with flakes layer. Transfer cheesy potato casserole to the preheated oven. Bake for 45 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top. Divide between plates and enjoy!
How do you reheat cheesy potato casserole?
If you’ve got some cheesy potato casserole left and want to enjoy the dish during the other meal, you can easily ‘restore’ it.
Reheating on the stove or in the oven is the best way to get your leftovers warm without making them soggy. Don’t forget to cover your potatoes with a layer of foil or a lid.
What goes with cheesy potato casserole?
You can enjoy cheesy potato casserole on its own or use it as a side dish for your favorite meat. It can be a steak, slow-cooked or baked beef, or rotisserie chicken, or roasted turkey. Just choose what you like most.
Can You Freeze Cheesy Potato Casserole?
You can do anything with your Funeral Potatoes. You can store the casserole for the other great day. Just freeze it and forget about it. Avoid topping before freezing.
You will do it later, the next time you decide to treat yourself.
BAKING TIPS FOR FUNERAL POTATOES
Frozen shredded hash browns would be also a great choice for this recipe.
If you don’t want to use canned chicken cream soup, you can prepare your own sauce.
You’ll need 3 tbsp of butter, 3 tbsp of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of chicken broth, and 1/2 cup of milk or half and half. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about a minute. Combine the chicken broth and milk or half and half in a cup and slowly whisk in the mixture. Stir to combine.
Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, stirring frequently, until the mixture is thickened about 5 minutes.
FUNERAL POTATOES (CHEESY POTATO CASSEROLE)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 10 oz can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 16 oz frozen diced hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups cornflakes, lightly crushed
- Preheat the oven to350 F. Add butter, sour cream, chicken cream soup, and all spices into a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
- To the same bowl add thawed hash brown potatoes and cheddar cheese and stir to combine.
- Transfer the mixture to the greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish and top with shredded mozzarella.
- In a small bowl prepare the topping: mix cornflake cereal with melted butter.
- Top casserole with cornflakes and bake for 45 minutes. Enjoy!
- You can use real potatoes instead of hash browns. Peel 6 - 8 medium potatoes and dice them into 1 - inch cubes. Boil in water until fork tender. Then follow the recipe's directions.
- To top Funeral Potatoes, various ingredients may be favored. For example, crushed potato chips, grated cheese, French fried onions, bacon, and crushed Ritz or soda crackers, Tortilla strips, bread crumbs tossed in butter. The unmistakable crunch of corn flakes makes the dish more traditional, the other toppings – more original, individual and memorable