This Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole or "Funeral Potatoes" as we know it in the west, is a Sunday dinner favorite! It also makes an easy freezer meal- divide the recipe in half and freeze one half for another day. Serve with ham and you have a delicious meal with little prep work.
Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole was one of our favorite side dishes growing up. In the western United States, they are also referred to as Funeral Potatoes. We often had them for Sunday dinner and we could polish off a pan in no time. They are that good.
As the six of us girls have all left the nest and have families of our own, we all fall back on the delicious cheesy potato casserole because it’s so easy to make and it’s a “no fail” recipe. You can’t go wrong.
How do you make Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole?
This recipe is so easy to make using frozen hashbrowns from the grocery store. You simply add half of the hashbrowns into the baking dish.
Mix the other ingredients together in a bowl and carefully spoon half of the mixture over the frozen hashbrowns and top with some cheese. Then you simply repeat the layers again.
Our favorite part is the butter Ritz cracker topping that you add right before cooking. Then bake it up and it’s ready to serve. Easy and delicious!
Can you use real potatoes instead of Hashbrowns?
You can definitely use real potatoes over hashbrowns. Russet potatoes work best. Wash and peel about 9 – 12 small/medium potatoes. Dice them into 1-inch cubes and boil in water until fork tender. Then follow the directions as outlined in the recipe.
Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole can go with so many dinner recipes. Here are a few ideas for main dishes you can serve along with your cheesy hashbrown potatoes.