Cheesy Potato Casserole

Do you have a staple side dish in your family? This is mine:

Cheesy Potato Casserole from …This recipe is so easy and one of my favorite side dishes!

One of my absolute favorite side dishes is Cheesy Potato Casserole!  I love how easy and delicious it is and that it can compliment almost any meal!  If you haven’t made these yet be sure and give them a try!  This is how my family makes them and there is never any leftovers :)

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Cheesy Potato Casserole
A great side dish that compliments almost any meal!
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
  • 1 (30 oz) bag frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups corn flakes, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine sour cream, cream of chicken soup, onion, cheese, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in hash brown potatoes.
  4. Pour and evenly spread into a greased 9x13.
  5. In a medium bowl, melt butter and stir in crushed cornflakes.
  6. Evenly top casserole with buttered corn flakes.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes.


Cheesy Potato Casserole from …This recipe is so easy and one of my favorite side dishes!

They really are amazing!  Good luck stoping at just one helping :)



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  1. Natalie

    Yum, my favorite too! These are the best and freeze really well to make ahead of time. Your pictures are amazing!

  2. Debra Pck

    These are well known as “funeral potatoes” in our church (LDS). Every funeral has pans of them along with ham and misc. I just decided to start making them for family dinners. Why should we do without? I love them. :)

  3. Jessica

    I make almost this same exact recipe except use green onions and garlic instead of onion. We call them “heart attack potatoes”. So yummy!

  4. Paula M

    I am sooooo happy I found your site! Your recipes look delicious and they have very few ingredients and are very unique. My husband loves to eat and I was running out of options. Thank you thank you! PaulaMeyer2012

    • Michelle

      You could probably do the potato part in the crock pot, but you really need the oven to get the corn flake topping crunchy. It would just get soggy in the crock pot.

    • Chef in Training

      Two cups of crushed corn flakes. Crush them first, then measure. Great question! Let me know if you run into any more, I’m happy to help!

  5. Pam Johnson

    So this recepie has been in my family for over 30 years, but with one alteration with I highly suggest…use Ritz crackers instead of cornflakes…it really adds that extra wow!
    P.S. Love your blog!

    • janice

      Yes that is what my grandmother always uses . Great on top of Mac&cheese also. Some one said to usr cheese nips orchestra crackers. Wouldn’t they make is dish to salty.

      • Stacey

        That’s what I figured but I know there are a couple of other kinds too so I thought I’d make sure. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I’m making these for Easter dinner tomorrow. :)

    • Lind Voris

      Don’t use the shredded hash browns. Look for the ore-ida Southern Style hash Browns – or any little squares. I like to use Longhorn Cheddar or Colby Cheese.

  6. Barb

    Only getting part of the recipe, cut off top to bottom. Would really like to try this recipe. Can this be fixed?

  7. Amy

    Wow, I haven’t thought of these forever! We called them fabulous potatoes when I was growing up – and they sure are! Thanks for reminding me of them. Gonna have to whip some up this weekend!

  8. Elviskat

    Really don’t care for corn flake topping. Is there something else I could substitute for that? Love the recipe!

  9. Sharon Casto

    We’ve made this recipe for over 20 years and it is our favorite. We use green onions instead of regular. Also we occasionally put a little jalapeno in the casserole and it is fabulous. :-)

  10. Pamela Hadi

    This is a delicious recipe! I made it for brunch, 2 pans of it and there wasn’t a spoonful left! The only thing I did different was to sauté up my onion before adding it…just a personal preference!

  11. Brian Gray

    Believe it or not but this recipe was actually on the back of Campbell’s soup many years ago. That’s when my grandmother started making it. Leave the cheese out of the mixture and top it with the cheese then cornflakes and butter. The cornflakes taste better not crushed and you can just lightly pour the butter on top. Making sure to get around the edges of your casserole dish.

  12. Katrina

    Recipe asking for a bag of frozen hash brown potatoes, if i remember correctly, ( from once living in the States now in Aust) is this just a bag of frozen grated potato? Are they pre-cooked? And as there is nothing similar to pre-grated frozen potato here in Aust, would it be just as good using regular grated spuds or would you suggest using frozen ( oily ) hash browns and break them up.? I so want to try this recipe. :-)

    • Tina

      You can use tiny diced potatoes or just plain grated potatoes if you have the patience. You’ll need to rinse and drain and squeeze the water out of fresh ones. Really squeeze the hell out of them. But they will work if you’re willing to put the time in.

  13. Hannah

    These sound really yummy… but I’m a vegetarian. What would be a good substitute for cream of chicken? Would cream of mushroom work as well?

    • Lisa C.

      You can use it, the mushroom soup changes the flavor slightly (made it once by mistake), but not in a bad way. Just a different flavor than I was used to.

  14. Lisa C.

    We always use Wavy Lays Potato Chips crumbled on top. Deeelicious!!!! Our family preference is for the Southern style hash browns (diced potatoes) instead of the shredded. We find that using shredded potatoes makes the casserole a bit too mushy (but thankfully there are both kinds to suit everybody’s preference). We also use reduced sodium cream of chicken soup (plenty of salt in the chips).

  15. Jeanne

    I use the southern style hash browns (diced potatoes) and also add browned pork sausage (Bob Evans or Jimmy Dean, etc.). The sausage adds a wonderful flavor addition to a very tasty casserole. Try it!!!

  16. Rachel

    Deliciou! I cooked it for 45 minutes until the cornflakes were starting to brown but my onions were still crunchy :/ Next time I’ll either cover & cook an extra 15 minutes or saute them a bit first. Otherwise excellent! :)

  17. Bea Cook

    I remember the first tme l fixed this my daughter was having the family reunion so her and l started to make it together l turned around she was long gone l got everything together went looking for her l say l really feel as though we need to put something else in this she said you know l picked up a large pack of of that diced ham you like that you always put in your green beans so l put a good 1-1/2 cups of diced ham into the casserole at it was just one cup then l ended up with more.I didn`t want to over power it with to much ham for you see we are making a double batch. I must say it was Delish !!! What I also did I made one casserole with the Crushed Corn Flakes the other one I crushed up 2 packs of Town House Crackers (I find that Riz Crackers are more Salted). With in 30 minutes both casseroles vanished just by luck after the 1st round l went over and fixed My Husband, Daughter, MySelf a platter !!! We have always serve our guest first !!! Thank you so very much for the Recipe My Daughter never did make me a copy now I have it I will tease her about it !!!

  18. Joanne Yates

    We call it Funeral Potatoes. Can use fresh cooked potatoes, hush puppies (yes) and even drained canned potatoes. Makes a lot and is a crowd pleaser.

  19. Cassandra

    I make this & improvise a bit to make it more healthy. Instead of a canned soup, I do a blend of vegetable stock, whole grain flour, milk, lemon & chive dressing for flavor, cream cheese. I put in a pot to heat up and mix together with butter to create a creamy soup. I threw in some frozen vegtables, just a little. Instead of using corn flakes I use blue corn tortilla chips. I don’t use can foods because studies show the preservatives lining the can cause cancer. I eat organic so I like to try to keep things as natural as possible. I also dice my own potatoes up red skins and keep the skin on. Cheaper than buying frozen hash browns.

  20. Tia

    These are an absolute fave in our family! I make them for just about every family get together and even superbowl parties. Only thing I change is frosted flakes instead of corn flakes, it gives it a little sweetness to it!! Not even a crumb is left over in the pan every time!!

  21. Shelley

    We call these “Sinful Potatoes”. Next time you make them, cook the onion in about 2/3 cube of butter until soft, then combine them with the soup and sour cream mixture. Increase the sour cream by 1/2 cup. We use tater tots instead of hash browns. Anyway, try it this way and see if you like it better.

  22. Elizabeth

    Can you substitute onion powder or minced onion for the whole onion? My husband doesn’t like onions but I don’t want to lose the taste.

  23. This is very good it is just my hubby and I so what I did was I cut it in half or l make the whole recipe and give over half to our daughter and her family. They love it l do add a few extra ingredents. Thank you for your recipe !!!

  24. Tkogrady

    Awful. Watery, potatoes not done. Baked for over an hour. Followed the recipe completely. Not my first rodeo. A nice way to throw out $8. Back to training. Very disappointed!

    • Chef in Training

      Hi Leigh. I don’t label them myself. Pinterest does that unfortunately. This is definitely not gluten free :( Sorry about that!

  25. Amanda

    I’ve made this for Christmas for years, it’s my “thing” here, but it’s hashbrown casserole in my recipe box :-). I use 1 can cream of chicken and 1 can of cream of mushroom. I also use frosted flakes to give it a sweet kick, though like it the other way. Don’t knock the flakes before you try them!

  26. Donna

    Terrific Recipe! I made this quadrupled into two
    13x9x4 inch Foil Roasting Pans for my husbands
    Retirement party at his work. Very well received and none left! I’m so grateful to have found this, through your pinterest. I will be making this again!
    Many many Thanks!


  27. Nancy

    Try using crushed up Cheez-Its for the topping! So much tastier than corn flakes…and you don’t have to mix them with melted butter before you put them on top!

  28. Sue

    Instead of the corn flake crumbs I top this with a can of the french fried onion rings. Yummmmm ! Everyone one in the family asks for me to make them each time we get together.

  29. y

    I made this for my family yesterday, with a few tweaks, and my family loved it! I added some finely chopped celery (about 3 Tblspn), a 12 oz. pkg of bacon, cut small & cooked crisp, and I substituted 1/2 of the butter with bacon drippings. So good and reheats well in the microwave.

  30. Steve

    With many variations of this online we like using French fried onions on top. So good! It’s cheesy crunch can’t be beat.

  31. Teresa G

    We have a similar recipe that has been in our family for 25 yrs. We call it “Yummy Potatoes” and we use cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken. It is a holiday favorite, as well as, potluck favorite. I will try it with the other soup soon.