By Lubie on March 02, 2003
Photo by Delicious as it Looks
Photo by Delicious as it Looks
"I'm not sure where they get their name, but they sure are tasty! (and they don't have to be served at funerals either!!)"
Serving Size: 1 (324 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"My mom used to make this for us- so I loved it! I made a few minor adjustments...I used a mix of Monterrey Jack and Cheddar cheeses instead of longhorn as was recommended. I also used more like 3 cups of corn flakes and extra butter to make the topping (cause the crunchy top is the best part). I also used the frozen bagged hash browns with onions and peppers already in it since that is what I had on hand and it didn't really affect the flavor. Will make over and over and over again!!!"
"It is easy to cut the calories and fat in this recipe. Just reduce the butter by half, use heart healthy soup, low fat sour cream, and reduced fat shredded cheese. Any cheese of your liking will work just fine! You can also par boil (or use raw, but increase cooking time) russet potatoes, grate them with skins on and add a little more nutrition to the recipe."
"came out perfect even though i suck at cooking."
"Yum! My friend also gave ma a pointer to add some cream cheese. makes it that much creamier and richer."
"I've made these twice and they always get eaten up with no leftovers! I have changed the recipe to reduce the calories slightly and make them a little less greasy. I only use 1/4 c. melted butter and 1 can cream of chicken soup. I made them in the crockpot on high for 4 hours and they were perfect! I also left off the cornflakes and butter and no one noticed any difference."
"I couldn't find my recipe for these and was so relieved to find this one posted here. These are delicious, a breeze to make and wonderful to bring to a pot luck or holiday dinner."
"Woo! Look at the fat content - almost 200% of your daily allowance! They are heavenly, though!"
"This recipe is AMAZING! I made it for my in-laws and they absolutely LOVED it. They are all requesting different things added like diced chicken, ham, or bacon bits. I think I might try it like that next time! I had heard of the recipe on another website I was looking at so I did some research and found out that the dish is called Funeral Potatos (or Utah Funeral Potatos) because it is often served along with other dishes after Mormon funerals."
"My wife has attempted to make this dish several times with other recipes and each time it turned out more like Potato Soup. This recipe was easy, tasted great and best of all I didn't have to serve it in a soup bowl. :)"
"Like the lady said: It's called 'funeral potatoes because its served at funerals. In my church when we have a funeral, we have ham, funeral potatoes, a jello something [because I live in Utah], rolls, come from the bag lettuce salad and then a few homemade cakes [usually from a box - or not]. The recipe is pretty basic so that there is consistency with the menu, but some like to spice theirs up, if you know what I mean. I'm making these [again] for Easter - to go with the ham. My family loves them! No need to wait for a funeral...."
"Yum! I made these tonight as a side dish. They were FABU. My husband, kids and I loved them. They turned out perfect. The onion gave it a nice rounded out flavor. I used Medium Cheddar and only 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup."
"Sorry, Lubie. I am sure these spuds are very tasty but over 1,000 kcal per serving with 38 gm saturated fat might explain the origin of the name of the dish. Yikes!"
"Pure comfort food. That's probably why they are called "funeral potatoes" - to be served at a time when comfort is needed. I doubled the amount of cornflakes, as another review suggested and used Longhorn Colby cheese and green onions."
"Let me solve the mystery for you - Funeral Potatoes are a mainstay of post-funeral luncheons for friends and relatives travelling in for a Mormon funeral. In Mormon culture, it isn't a funeral unless there are funeral potatoes served afterwards. Mormons are all about casseroles and other satisfying comfort foods that can be made in very large batches to feed huge families and other crowds (i.e. green jello with strange things like carrots mixed in). I assure you that funeral potatoes are far more delicious! I've made and served funeral potatoes to my never-mormon friends and they always love it. It's fattening, totally unhealthy, and worth every calorie."
"I have always loved this recipe. I just recently discovered H.E.B stores sell Cream of Jalapeno soup, when I saw that, I bought some cans with this recipe in mind. I tried it in broccoli, rice & cheese cassarole & it was so good! So next church dinner I will try it in this recipe."
"I know why they call them Funeral Potatoes. Because if you eat them they will send you directly to your funeral. 80 grams of fat and 1100 calories. Sound like heart attack on a plate to me."
"These are so yummy. I added a little bit of chopped ham. They were delicious."
"Amazing!!!! It fed a lot more than 6-8 for us though."
"Instead of using all of that butter I use the parkay spray butter that has 0 fat and 0 calories. I just dizzle it onto the corn flakes about 2-4 tablespoons. I don't like all of the fat from the butter or the grease."
"We found these to be quite tasty. I did, however, add ½ teaspoon garlic powder to the mixture."