5 from 5 votes
Funeral Potatoes Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
The list of names for this casserole dish that uses those famously frozen hash browns is almost endless depending on where you live in the United States. I have heard them called, Church Lady Potatoes, Christmas Potatoes, Heart-stopper Hashbrown Casserole, Ward Potatoes, Cheesy Potato Casserole,  Pittsburgh Potatoes, as well as  Church Social Potatoes by some.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese, Funeral Potatoes, Hashbrowns, Onions
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 336 kcal
Author: hmccallum
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 1 large sweet onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-10- ounce- cans of Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1-8- ounce- package of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup half and half or whole milk
  • 1-32- ounce bag of frozen shredded hashbrowns thawed
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground pepper to own taste
  • 8- ounces Colby-Jack cheese
  • 8- ounces Cheddar cheese
  • cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Heat a deep metal skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter.
  3. Once butter melts, add diced celery, sauté for about 2 minutes. Then add diced sweet onion, sauté another 2 minutes.
  4. In the same deep metal, skillet adds the 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, the cream cheese, and the half and half cream or whole milk, stir constantly till melted. Reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes.
  5. Place the thawed shredded hashbrowns in a large bowl, add the sauce from the metal skillet and *only* 1/2 of a cup of the shredded cheese. from ingredient list above. Combine the ingredients till potatoes are evenly coated.
  6. Prepare a glass baking dish with your favorite brand of cooking spray.
  7. Place 1/2 of the potato mixture in the baking dish, add a layer of 1/2 of the rest of shredded cheeses. Repeat 2nd layer.
  8. Top potatoes with the rest of shredded cheese and the breadcrumbs.
  9. Bake in a 350 F oven for 45-50 minutes uncovered.
  10. Remove from oven.
  11. Enjoy!