I have heard them called many things. Funeral potatoes, cheesy potatoes, picnic potatoes. I like our name best. No idea where the recipe came from originally. I have been coming here to look for recipes and I noticed I hadn’t posted it here. I posted it on a blog I never really kept up with.
I made these for Christmas in lieu of spending all the time it takes to make my decadent cheesy scalloped potatoes.
White Trash ’Taters Recipe
- 2 lb. bag of Ore Ida frozen hash browns (cubes)
- 2 cans cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 stick oleo/butter
- 3 tbsp. Onion (optional)
- 1 bag sour cream & onion potato chips.
Pre-heat oven to 350°. Grease 9” x 13” pan.
Mix all ingredients except potatoes in large bowl. Put frozen potatoes into pan, break clumps if necessary. Stir in cheese mixture, mix well.
Crush sour cream & onion potato chips and sprinkle over top of pan.
Cover with aluminum foil, bake for 1 hour at 350°, remove foil & bake for 10-15 min. longer.
Substitutions/Variations: I don’t use onions in mine… but I have bought the potatoes “southwest style” with green peppers. Also, if you don’t like cream of chicken… cream of mushroom or celery or potato or just about anything will do. I usually double the sour cream called for above, and use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter instead of butter or oleo. Also… in place of the chips I have seen corn flakes or Ritz crackers. Once you get it down, you can adapt it any way you like.
Do you make this? Do you change it up? I have used shredded gouda in addition to the sharp cheddar and it is awesome. I usually end up doubling this for some reason. I want to try BBQ chips on top one of these days.