Cheesy Baked Potato Casserole

  This Cheesy Baked Potato Recipe is simple to put together, bakes up so deliciously, and is DEVOURED every time I make it.   
cheesey baked potato casserole recipe with frozen potatoes
This is one dish that gets requested OFTEN! These are also known as funeral potatoes (of course I hope you never need to actually bring them to a funeral)!
With just a few simple ingredients you’ll have an undeniable side dish that everyone will love. This recipe uses a few shortcuts, but when it’s all baked, most think this recipe is all HOMEMADE.
This recipe makes a large casserole size, is super-delicious and creamy, and cheesy…
and these Easy Cheesy Potatoes are hard to resist. You can multiple the amounts to accommodate a larger portion, like  2 trays.
Easy and Cheesy and is great for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
frozen diced cheesy potato casserole
It’s perfect for weeknight meals, HOLIDAY Meals, BBQ, and well you just about name it and it will go great.
It makes a great side dish for brunch and it’s perfect with a ham or turkey.
It all begins with frozen hash brown, the kind that are diced squares is what I use (you could dice potatoes if you prefer, or use any type of hash brown)
So no peeling and cutting,
YEP, I told you it was easy.
Now potatoes and cheese are such a favorite combo that once you put your fork into these and see the creamy cheesy goodness
you’ll start making them more often.


I love diced green onions in this, so add them if you like.
I’ve made them and added bacon,
jalapeno makes for a nice spicy potato dish,
you can dice up a few slices of ham for an easy one-dish meal.
the possibilities are endless.

Easy Cheesy Potato Casserole @createdbydiane


What do you eat with cheesy potatoes?

This side dish is great with chicken, ham, beef, and pork, you name it, it goes great at cookouts as a side dish to hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs, and grilled vegetables. It’s great for brunches, as. a vegetarian main dish, add in some diced mushrooms for another flavor option.

Can you freeze cheesy potatoes after baking? 

Yes, I’ve frozen a portion of this with very good results when thawed and reheated. Reheat in the oven, on the stove in a skillet, or in the microwave.

Can you use shredded frozen hashbrowns instead of cubed potatoes?

Yes, use any style of frozen potato you’d like, this dish is very flexible.

What can be used to change the flavor of this dish?

if you want it “saucier” add more sour cream or cream of chicken soup, want it cheesier, add more cheese, if you like another variety of cheese, use what you like, monetary jack cheese, mozzarella cheese, Havarti cheese, pepper jack cheese.


This is also known as the HOLIDAY Side Dish, it’s great to bring with you where ever you go, no matter what is being served!
I’ve made many batches, and often double the recipe and sometimes have made it x’s 4. Yes, I fill two 1/2 chafing dish tins with it and bake it and bring it to parties and get-together.
 You can thaw the frozen potatoes first if you want to shorten the baking time.
You can bake it in a more shallow pan that is larger so it bakes faster, especially good for weeknight meals when you’re in a hurry to get the food on the table fast.
cheesy potato casserole "funeral potatoes" a must make potato dish
I’ve made these NUMEROUS times, some call them “funeral potatoes”, potato casserole, party potatoes… no matter what you decide to call them… 
EVERYONE will call them Delicious!

Cheesy Baked Potatoes


  • 1 large package of frozen hash browns
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
  • garlic pepper
  • optional-chopped scallions


  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients together and mix well.
  • Layer it in a 13x9 dish (smaller if you want it thicker, but it will take longer to bake, or bigger or more shallow dish to be crispier and it will take a little less time to bake)
  • Bake at 375 for 45 minutes, until the cheese, is all melted and bubbly and the inside center of the dish is thoroughly hot.


  1. Oh I love this recipe, perfect for holiday meals and brunches and dinnertime, my family loves cheese and potatoes and the flavor of this dish is great.

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