Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Funeral Potatoes

I know this is made just about everywhere, but here in Utah they're called Funeral Potatoes and you find them at most gatherings. I like to make funeral potatoes a day ahead of time so all I have to do is pop them in the oven on the day of the dinner. There are all sorts of versions of this dish, but I use baked potatoes in mine.

Funeral Potatoes

4 lg or 6 med potatoes, baked
1 c. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. milk or half & half
8 oz shredded cheese
2-3 T butter

Cube the baked potatoes and place in a 9x13 pan sprayed with cooking spray. Mix together the sour cream, soup, milk and shredded cheese. Cover the potatoes with the sauce and mix lightly. If you are baking the dish right now, melt the butter and drizzle it over the top. If you are refrigerating it at this point thinly slice the butter and place it all over the top. Cover with tin foil. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or place in fridge. When baking refrigerated potatoes, keep covered and bake at 350 for 1 hour or until hot and bubbly.


Anonymous said...

Yummo! What a great side dish for some of my upcoming events.

The Garden of Egan said...

Baked potatoes is a great idea! Yum you inspired me for a dish to go with my pork roast that's in the crock pot.
Thanks, you're a lifesaver!
Love ya,

verification word:
winte.........I kid not
If you're from NY you can imagine it's winta outside

The American Homemaker said...

It's winte in Utah too LOL

Julia Writer said...

Thanks for the recipe, I had heard of funeral potatoes but never quite knew what they were ha ha.

Anonymous said...

This is basically the recipe I go by for funeral potatoes. They are so good.

Sonya said...

Never had these before but clearly it's something I need to make soon! Im always looking for different ways to serve potatoes..thanks!

My verification word is: dingside..not nearly as great as Winte! LOL

Anonymous said...

why are they called funeral potatoes?

i've heard of them and have tried this dish but still dont know where the name come from!