FUUUUNERAL POTATOES…I tried to think of a better name, or another name they might be called, because, well- ‘funeral potatoes’ isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it’s not the best either. Especially for one of the best all time comfort foods in the world. It’s name almost suggests the opposite.
Cheesy Funeral Potatoes are the perfect meal to serve at holidays, and parties. It’s one of those dishes that can be made ahead, serve a ton, and tastes AMAZING. Who doesn’t love a little cheesy comfort food?
I start by making a homemade cream of chicken. You can of course substitute for a can. Sometimes you just gotta reach for the can :) but if you can spare 5 minutes make the roux. Its so easy.
Melt some butter, mix in flour and add milk + broth. I then throw everything into the bowl and mix it really well.
Put in a 9×13 pan, top with panko bread crumbs, a lil’ bit more cheese and bake! This is the time, if you need to save it for a later day or time you can cover and refrigerate.
Sometimes casseroles are not the most pretty thangs to take pictures of…but there is nothing you cannot love about this dish. Especially this recipe. The mixture of the different cheeses, a light crunchy crust and creamy potatoes. Cannot go wrong! Pair with a salad and some protein and you’re done!
- 2 TBS Flour
- 2 TBS Butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup broth
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp oregano leaves
- 2 green onions chopped
- 1 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 32 oz bag of diced potatoes
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- Set potatoes out to thaw. I like to place them in a colander over the sink and let sit for a few hours.
- In a skillet melt butter of med heat. Whisk in flour and let bubble for one minute. Slowly stir in milk and broth. Add in seasonings. Then thickened turn off heat and let cream of chicken cool a little.
- In large bowl add potatoes, 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, green onion, and cream of chicken. Stir together until well combined.
- Place in 9x13 pan and top with remaining cheese then panko bread crumbs.
- Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until top is golden.