Recipe for cheesy potatoes


My favorite recipe for cheesy potatoes – aka funeral potatoes or cheesy potato casserole. This dish is so comforting, always a crowd pleaser and perfect for any holiday dinner. You’ll love these delicious cheesy potatoes!

cheesy potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

If you’re looking for a recipe for cheesy potatoes for your holiday dinners this year… I’ve got your back! These cheesy potatoes are to die for! We have them at every holiday and they are always a HUGE hit! They are my moms specialty…and a recipe passed down from my Grandma. I made them for a church event a few weeks ago and had to call her for the recipe. Of course, now I have to share them with you.


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Cheesy Potatoes Video

I shared this recipe a few years back, but thought I would repost it for you all. These cheesy potatoes are one of my all time favorite side dishes. If you know me, I absolutely LOVE potatoes. You can usually find my plate ratio with mostly potatoes on Thanksgiving. Of course I love homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, but then you can’t miss the cheesy potato casserole as well!

Recipe for cheesy potatoes

If you haven’t tried it, it’s a must this year. We always make these for Christmas and Easter (served with ham, vegetables, and homemade rolls). The version my mom makes omits the cream of chicken and cracker topping (to save on calories), but I love the extra creaminess it adds and the crunchy topping. So I go all out for the holidays. Feel free to omit as well if you’d like, they are still super yummy ;)

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Recipe for cheesy potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy potatoes, cheesy potatoes recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 183 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

My favorite recipe for cheesy potatoes - aka funeral potatoes or cheesy potato casserole. This dish is so comforting, always a crowd pleaser and perfect for any holiday dinner. You'll love these delicious cheesy potatoes!



  • 1 30 ounce bag Ore Ida hash browns (country style shredded potatoes or cubed), thawed
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped about 1/4 cup
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken or celery soup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup melted butter + 2 Tablespoons
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed ritz cornflakes, potato chips or panko crumbs -optional


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9×13 dish and set aside. In a medium sized bowl combine: potatoes, green onions, sour cream, cream of chicken, salt, pepper, 1/4 cup melted butter and 1 cup of cheese. Stir until combined. Then spread into the baking dish.
  2. Top with remaining shredded cheese and then the ritz if desired. Drizzle the remaining 2 Tablespoons of melted butter on top. For shredded hash browns bake for 30 minutes (for cubed about 40), or until bubbling hot.

Recipe Notes

To lighten up, omit the cream of chicken soup, crushed ritz + extra butter, use light sour cream and less cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Recipe for cheesy potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 375mg 16%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 17.9%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s the original cheesy potatoes photo from 2012 topped with cornflakes :)


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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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17 comments on “Recipe for cheesy potatoes”

  1. My mother in law makes these potatoes and they’re insanely good (if not exactly healthy :) Perfect for the holidays!

  2. Few things are better! Yum.

  3. I can almost taste these! Cheesy potatoes are perfect during a cold day. Good thing we have plenty of those coming up!

  4. Mmmm!I think these would go down perfectly on a cold winter’s day! Too bad Christmas is on the middle of summer in Australia – we miss out on all the warm, cosy comfort foods at Christmas because it’s too hot to eat them!

  5. I made some of the cream of soup variety for our church Christmas dinner. They were good, but I’m always worried about the sodium content. I’m pinning your mom’s recipe for next time!

  6. I use ritz crackers on top of mine… I don’t like the way the corn flakes get mushy… and cream of celery soup, it has a nice tang! mmmm now I want some!

  7. yum! is there anything better than cheesy potatoes?! these look very similar to the ones my husband’s aunt makes for holiday dinners…and they are amazing!

  8. These look delicious. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. My mom would put plain potato chips on top instead of cornflakes. Soooo good!!!!

  10. I’ve seen similar recipes that call for a cream soup (chicken, mushroom, potato, etc.). Does it work ok without it? Thanks for your help!

  11. This recipe came up on my “gluten free cheesy potatoes” Pinterest search. It sounds great and I certainly will try it out, but with regular corn flakes it is not gluten free.  Corn flakes contain malt syrup. If you need gluten free, you will need to switch out the corn flakes for a gf variety or chips or some other topping. I will let you know which topping we end up liking best! 

  12. Do these need to be covered while baking?

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