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Cheesy Shredded Potato Casserole

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 1 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


Some like to call this recipe for Cheesy Shredded Potato Casserole by its other moniker, ‘Funeral Potatoes’. Whatever you call it, the classic dish is delish and super versatile. Serve it for breakfast, side dish, or mix in diced ham and call it a main dish. It won’t disappoint.


  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter (4 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend or cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 (30-ounce) bag frozen shredded hash browns, partially thawed


  1. Set your oven to heat to 350 degrees and move an oven rack to the middle position. 
  2. In a 12″ deep sided skillet or a dutch oven, melt butter over medium high heat. Sprinkle the flour over the top and whisk quickly for about a minute. Whisk in broth, half-and-half, garlic and onion powders.
  3. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and about 1/2 teaspoons pepper. Bring to a strong simmer, and cook, stirring often, until the mixture thickens, then remove from heat. 
  4. Stir in the cheese, sour cream and hash browns. Empty into a clean 13X9 inch baking dish and place into the oven. Bake for about 50 minutes, let cool for 10, then serve.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
  • Calories: 435
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 827 mg
  • Fat: 28.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.4 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 50 mg