Really, not much else says comfort food than a big bite of creamy, hot and bubbly cheesy potatoes RIGHT? In ANY FORM. Thats why this cheesy potato casserole recipe (aka funeral potatoes) are such a hit at any gathering. I'm giving you EASY homemade (yes from scatch) and gluten free recipe. It's better than any you've tried, and I promise just as easy.
HOMEMADE IS HEALTHIER
Instead of popping open a can of cream of stuff you are going to make it on the stove top. It literally takes about 5 minutes to do. It's healthier, you know the ingredients going into it AND you can make it gluten free by using cup for cup gluten free flour.
HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE CHEESY POTATO CASSEROLE
Not only is cream of chicken or mushroom not so great additives but it also contains wheat. So while the rest of this casserole is gluten free adding in that soup will make it not gluten free. It is a simple fix by making your cream of chicken homemade, on the stove top. ALSO, it is SUPER easy.
GLUTEN FREE HOMEMADE CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP
Here is what you need for your homemade cream of chicken soup
- chicken broth
- gluten free cup for cup flour
- salt and pepper to taste
PROTIP: When I'm using chicken broth but not quite the amount of a can or carton I like to make my own with a gluten free bouillon and hot water. That way there is no waste.
In a skillet on the stove top on medium heat melt your butter. Whisk in your flour. KEY to making a perfect roux is to let the flour butter mixure bubble for a minute or two before adding in the liquid. This allows the flour taste to cook out.
Slowly add in your broth first, whisking while pouring. Then add in your milk. Remove from heat and set aside while you combine everything for your potato casserole.
WHAT KIND OF HASH BROWNS DO I USE FOR CHEESY POTATO CASSEROLE OR FUNERAL POTATOES?
You can 100% use your favorite. I personally love diced hand browns, I like the texture and feel that they don't dry up the casserole as easy has shredded hash browns can. You can also use shredded hash browns. Just make sure you are using a 32 oz bag for this recipe.
- Hash browns
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- parmesan cheese
- chives or green onions
- sour cream
- homemade cream of chicken soup
- bacon* optional
PROTIP: Using sharp cheddar cheese might seem too strong but IT IS NOT! trust me on this. Because you are mixing both cream of chicken soup with sour cream the cheddar flavor will get muted with a mild or medium cheese. Make sure you use SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE for the perfect cheesy cheddar balance.
HOW TO MAKE THIS CHEESY POTATO CASSEROLE RECIPE
In a large bowl add your thawed potatoes, cheese, chives and parmesan.
DO I HAVE TO THAW YOUR POTATOES?
I HIGHLY recommend it. I like to set mine in the fridge the night before OR place in a colander in the sink a few hours before needing them
I FORGOT TO THAW MY HASHBROWNS WHAT DO I DO.
If you hash browns are too clumped to be able to separate you can cautiously defrost them in the microwave. If you can separate your hash browns it is ok to mix them with your other ingredients, just add additional cooking time. about 20 minutes.
Add your creams to the bowl.
Stir everything together so it is all mixed together well.
Spray a non stick spray to your dish- a 9x13 oven proof dish (or your preferred oven dish). Pour in your potatoes.
Top with some extra cheese (can you ever have too much) and corn flakes!
Place in the oven for about 45 minutes
OTHER FAQ'S ABOUT CHEESY POTATO CASSEROLE
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS RECIPE AND FUNERAL POTATOES?
There really is no difference, other than this uses a homemade cream of chicken. You can also substitute the corn flakes for breadcrumbs if you prefer!
CAN I MAKE THIS AHEAD OF TIME?
YES! I you can prepare it, cover with foil and stick it in the fridge a day before you need it. I recommend removing from the fridge an hour before baking so it can come to room temperature.
I DON'T NEED TO MAKE THIS GLUTEN FREE, CAN I USE REGULAR FLOUR?
YES! You may use regular flour if you have no gluten restrictions! It will work the same as gf flour.
If you love these classic casseroles, check out this delicious Tater Tot Casserole.
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Homemade Cheesy Potatoes / Funeral Potatoes
- 2 TBS Flour
- 2 TBS Butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup green onions chopped
- 2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 32 ounces bag of diced potatoes
- 2 cup corn bread
- 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 ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, green onion, sour cream and cream of chicken. Stir together until well combined.
- Place in 9x13 pan and top with remaining cheese and corn flakes.
- Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until top is golden.