Cheesy potato casserole make a wonderful side dish anytime.

Cheesy Potato Casserole

This cheesy potato casserole (sometimes known as “funeral potatoes) is very versatile and great for any gathering or holiday event.  This dish goes well with just about any meal. You could add meat to this recipe and make it a main dish.  Ham would be great!  Feel free to add more or less of the seasonings. This recipe could easily be cut in half if you wanted just a small amount or you could double it for a crowd.  It keeps well for several days refrigerated and can be reheated in the oven or microwave.  You could use crushed potato chips or Ritz crackers on top instead of the cornflakes.  You might also like to check out our recipe for spicy sweet potatoes.

Ingredients Needed for our cheesy potato casserole:

Frozen diced hash brown potatoes (no need to thaw)

Cream of chicken soup (do not dilute)

Sour cream

Green onion or regular onion (optional)

Black pepper


Garlic powder (optional)

Butter, divided

Shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Crushed corn flakes

Recipe Notes: You don’t have to use cheddar cheese, you can use any type of cheese your family enjoys. You can always leave the onions out.

Recipe Comments: “These are THE best! This is my go-to recipe for any event.”-Susan

Cheesy Potato Casserole

Cheesy Potato Casserole

Judy Yeager
This cheesy potato casserole is absolutely delicious. The perfect side dish to any meal and would be wonderful to take to a gathering or serve during the holidays.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 32 ounce bafrozen diced hash brown potatoes (no need to thaw
  • 1 10.5 ounce cacream of chicken soup (do not dilute
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion or regular onion optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder optional
  • 6 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes


  • Combine cream of chicken soup, sour cream, chopped green onions, black pepper, salt, garlic powder and 3 tablespoons of the butter, (melteplus 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese in a large bowl. Mix with a spoon.
  • Pour in frozen potatoes and toss to coat with the soup mixture. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and spread the potatoes in the dish. Combine the two cups of crushed cornflakes with the remaining 3 tablespoons of melted butter and sprinkle over potatoes. Add remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top.
  • Cover the casserole with foil and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 60 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes to brown top of casserole. Can garnish with additional chopped green onions or fresh chopped parsley.
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  1. These are THE best! This is my go to recipe for any event.5 stars

  2. We called these “Funeral” potatoes they were always served at get togethers after a Funeral.5 stars

  3. Angelikie Anderson says:

    Ever try with fresh potatoes?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      No, but I’m sure it would be fine.