2 pound bag frozen hash browns (I prefer “southern style”)
1 tablespoon oil or butter
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) cream of mushroom soup (I prefer Healthy Request)
1/2 soup can milk
1 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper, to taste
2.8 ounce can French’s Fried Onions
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1. Heat oven to 350*F. Thaw frozen potatoes in a sieve under running water.
2. Heat oil or butter over medium heat in a small skillet. Add onion and sauté until soft.
3. Place onions, potato, cream of mushroom soup, milk, and sour cream into a 9x13-inch baking dish and stir well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Sprinkle fried onions over top, followed by cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly throughout.
I have no idea why these are called funeral potatoes, I think it might be because they’re a common food to take to those who are grieving, but your guess is as good as mine. It’s a pretty traditional dish, super easy, and always delicious. You can increase the milk if you want a creamier dish, but I find them great just the way they are.
Shown here with Crunchy Baked Pork Chops.