Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes


"This dish was served at my aunt's home after a family funeral. The woman who brought this fabulous dish had no name for it, so in my family, it is now known as the 'Funeral Potatoes'. I make it for every holiday and special barbecues too."


15 m servings 418 cals
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Original recipe yields 11 servings



  • Calories:
  • 418 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 30.3 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 37g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 10.7 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 1296 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the processed cheese, sour cream, mushroom soup, celery soup, water, 1/2 of the margarine and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place potatoes in prepared dish, add soup mixture and mix well.
  4. Mix crumbs with remaining melted margarine and sprinkle over top of potato casserole.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 50 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned and casserole is bubbling.
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  1. 34 Ratings


Oddly, our family also calls this dish "Funeral Potatoes" and that's the title I used to search for this. As others have mentioned, I too use the cubed hash browns (or the O'Brien kind); I use s...

Funeral potatoes are yummy, one of my fav dishes. however, this particular recipe is bland and runny. Yes, I made exactly to the recipe. I won't use this recipe again, and advise anyone looki...

I've made a recipe like this with just a few changes. Instead of using celery and mushroom soup I use two cans of cream of chicken, and use shredded cheese instead of process cheese. I also us...

My family has been making a version of this dish for years and years, it was a neighborhood staple and IS called funeral potatoes bcs it is served after funerals to the family. The way we mak...

The casserole is very soupy and was not a very big hit for Christmas lunch. The processed cheese spread overpowers the recipe. I would not serve this again.

I tried this at a annual Fire christmas dinner and it was a BIG hit. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. My husband also requests it but it makes alot so he only gets it on Thanksgiving an...

After our company downsized, I hosted a wake party for the dearly departed and thought this would be a fun dish to serve. I thought the sauce and topping were about twice what you would need for...

I make this recipe often, but in mine I add two cups of shredded sharp cheddar. Instead of water I add a half soup can of milk. And instead of bread crumbs, crushed corn flakes. Much tastier! So...

Zippity do da! This is great BUT YOU NEED MORE HASHBROWNS!!! I made this twice in less than a week. The first time, I used those "Southern Hashbrowns" (they're square) and a 4lb bag of them!! (...