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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Cheesy Potato Casserole With a Twist - AKA Funeral Potatoes

 If you love a good creamy cheesy potato casserole, you have to try this recipe's twist. It's likely to be the best funeral potatoes you've ever had! 

large spoonful of cheesy potato casserole with golden cornflake crumb topping


      Cheesy potato casserole is always a hit. It's one of those side dishes that goes with everything and the whole family is happy to see it on the dinner table. This recipe has a small twist that makes it extra tasty. Sometimes it's that one secret ingredient that makes all of the difference! 

        What do you call this dish? You know the one that has cheese and hash browns topped with buttery cornflake crumbs.

       My family has always called it cheesy potato casserole. However the name funeral potatoes seems to be popular on the internet. 

      No matter what you call it, the dish is popular for a reason. It is creamy, cheesy, warm and fabulous. 

        We tend to save it for holidays and special occasions, but it feels like it could go with almost any entrĂ©e. Everyone's eyes get bigger and tummies get fuller when it's on the menu.

       I found a fun recipe for something similar over on South Your Mouth. She has a recipe for hashbrown casserole that uses French onion dip instead of sour cream.

green beans, slices of grilled turkey and cheesy potato casserole on dinner plate


      The rest of the recipe is quite different than our version of cheesy potatoes. So I thought it would be fun to try her twist on our recipe. 

      Of course it was amazing. All of that added flavor from the dip adds great depth to the final dish.

      Sometimes it is a small change like this that makes all of the difference. It's not a smack in the face, just a subtle something different that perks you up. 

        You could very easily make another simple change and use ranch dip instead of the French onion. Then you'd have cheesy ranch potatoes and I am sure that will be a hit as well!

    Another easy way to change it up is to change the style of hashbrowns.  I like it with the southern style little cubes of potatoes.  

    You can also use the shredded potatoes.  Or change it up even more and use the O'Brien potatoes with bits of pepper and onion in it. 

    There are so many little variations you could try to make it your own best dish ever.  Then tell me all about it in the comments so I can make them your way too!

scoop of cheesy potatoes on plate with casserole dish nearby

More fabulous comforting side dishes

Cheesy cabbage casserole is another fun twist on a cheesy side dish. It sounds strange, but it is a super tasty recipe that just may convert cabbage haters.

No boil macaroni and cheese is another great cheesy side dish. You get the rich goodness without having to boil the pasta first. 

Or for another twist on a classic potato dish, try cheddar bacon ranch potato salad. It's another great recipe that is a fun departure from a classic recipe. 

Watch me make this yummy side dish on YouTube 

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How To Make Cheesy Potato Casserole With a Tasty Twisthttps://youtu.be/a2H3FGQ1q4EThis cheesy potato casserole has a fun twist. It's kind of a simple secret that adds great flavor to the already creamy cheesy delicious mix. It's french onion dip! You are going to love this version of funeral potatoes.https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0lNTMaAkKtk/X5oV6cC6TvI/AAAAAAABClc/HdIP9LxOJAoJ45yoXlomIIRu1d8drrgogCNcBGAsYHQ/w400-h225/cheesy%2Bpotato%2Bcasserole%2Bthumb.jpg2020-10-29
Yield: 12 Servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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Cheesy Potato Casserole With a Twist

Cheesy Potato Casserole With a Twist

Cheesy potato casserole is always a hit. It's one of those side dishes that goes with everything and the whole family is happy to see it on the dinner table. This recipe has a small twist that makes it extra tasty. Sometimes it's that one secret ingredient that makes all of the difference!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 60 MinTotal time: 1 H & 10 M

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 28-32 oz bag frozen hashbrowns
  • 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 12 oz French onion dip (or sour cream)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1.5 cups crushed cornflakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9x13" pan.
  2. Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Add diced onion and cook gently over medium-low heat until the are translucent and soft. 
  3. Put the onions in a large bowl. Add garlic, soup, dip (or sour cream), salt, pepper, 1.5 cups of cheddar and stir together. 
  4. Gently stir in the potatoes, then spread in prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  5. Melt the remaining 4 Tablespoons of butter. Toss the cornflake crumbs in the butter then spread over the top of the casserole. 
  6. Bake for 50-60  minutes or until the potatoes are soft and the cheesy is bubbly.  Rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

Calories

365.34

Fat (grams)

25.25

Sat. Fat (grams)

14.14

Carbs (grams)

25.05

Fiber (grams)

2.27

Net carbs

26.58

Sugar (grams)

2.44

Protein (grams)

11.89

Sodium (milligrams)

697.13

Cholesterol (grams)

70.62
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If you love a good creamy cheesy potato casserole, you have to try this recipe's twist. It's likely to be the best funeral potatoes you've ever had!


         Shared at The Weekend Potluck

4 comments:

  1. This is a huge hit for sure. I love the addition of the French onion dip vs sour cream! Cheeses, creamy goodness!

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    1. The dip really adds a punch of flavor with no extra effort. Thanks!

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  2. This sounds like the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the recipe Carlee. Hope you have a nice day and enjoy the weekend.

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    1. It would be fabulous with the turkey or a Christmas ham! Thank you!

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