39 Ratings
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  • 1 Rating Star 4
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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.

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
11
Max Servings:
11
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch casserole dish.

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  • 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.

  • Place potatoes in prepared dish, add soup mixture and mix well.

  • Mix crumbs with remaining melted margarine and sprinkle over top of potato casserole.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 50 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned and casserole is bubbling.

Nutrition Facts

417.51 calories; 10.71 g protein; 37.04 g carbohydrates; 30.26 g fat; 64.98 mg cholesterol; 1296.17 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Anonymous
12/14/2003
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 and Christmas dinners.
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
03/18/2008
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 looking for funeral potatoes to keep looking.
(44)
39 Ratings
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  • 1 Rating Star 4
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STACEYSULLIVAN
08/16/2007
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 shredded cheese (of the cheddar variety) and one can of soup - cream of chicken. I also use corn flakes instead of bread crumbs. Also I add about 1/2 of an onion diced. Awesome! A great compliment to ham. I always make this for Easter. Good for potlucks too!
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Anonymous
03/18/2008
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 looking for funeral potatoes to keep looking.
(44)
Cami Morrell Coy
04/06/2007
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 use crushed corn flakes instead of bread crumbs and ad green onions. Very good.
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michelebelle
04/12/2010
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 make it though: Use shredded cheese not cheese sauce No butter No water These changes will make the dish not soupy. Every person in the neighborhood had their own style to making it; add bacon or ham chunks green onions a "flake" type cereal for a crusty top or a touch of cayenne pepper will give it a kick
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KISSYJOY
12/14/2003
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.
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shaggy
10/06/2003
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 2 pounds of potatoes so I added another half of a bag of potatoes. It looked great with its lightly browned bread crumb topping but only about 3 people besides me dared to eat it. Maybe they just weren't hungry. My advice is to decrease the sauce and topping ingredients rather than increase the potatoes because it makes a huge amount. With all the processed ingredients it will probably never spoil but I decided to throw it away after a week as one serving was enough for me. I think I'll try a funeral pie next time.
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Anonymous
12/14/2003
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 and Christmas dinners.
(14)
Jenwee99
09/06/2004
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! Sometimes I add ham and bell peppers too.
(13)
DREGINEK
12/14/2003
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!! (I know!! 4lbs!!) but followed the recipe to the letter - except I just added the amt of breadcrumbs I felt "looked right." I was feeding a crowd that night and I didn't have ANY LEFT! But I made them a second time (again using the 4lb bag of square hashbrowns) but this time I used a 15.5oz jar of cheese chili con carne. This type of mexican cheese gave them a zippy kick. We loved it this way too (almost better!!). Yes it makes a lot (we had leftovers) BUT I can't figure out how you can halve the sauce portion w/out wasting some of the "cream of..." soups! With the changes I made this was awesome and loved by everyone! Thanks nancy!
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