FabuLESS Freezer Cooking: Funeral Potatoes



6 c. frozen grated potatoes

½ c margarine
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 ½ c grated cheddar cheese
¼ c very finely chopped onion
2 c sour cream
¾ c corn flakes
¼ c melted butter


36 c frozen grated potatoes
3 c margarine (6 sticks)
12 cans (64.5 oz) cream of chicken soup

9 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 ½ c very finely chopped onion
12 c (6lbs) sour cream
4 ½ c corn flakes or Ritz crakers crushed
1 ½ c melted butter

Divide into 12 Ziploc Bags for 6 families and 2 for 1 family
Each Ziploc Bag Contains:
3 c. frozen grated potatoes
1/4 c. margarine
1 can cream of chicken soup
3/4 c grated cheddar cheese
1/8 c very finely chopped onion
1 c sour cream

It works really fast and easy to mix the item in a bag individually rather than using a few large bowls and having to disperse the mixture evenly.
Place cornflakes/ ritz crackers in a separate bag to place in pantry.

Thaw and place ingredients in casserole dish. Mix cornflakes/crakers and melted butter, sprinkle over top. If still frozen, bake at 400 for 1 ½ hours, uncovering the last 15 min. If thawed, bake @ 350 for 45 min, uncovering last 15 min.
Sometimes I will add ham or sausage to this dish if I want to serve it as a main dish rather than a side dish.

Categories: Make Ahead/Freezer Meal

Comments & Reviews

  • Melody @ This Beautiful Frugal Life

    Perfect timing for this recipe! I’m having our second baby in three days and these are a perfect addition to all the main course meals I already have in the freezer. Plus, I have a boatload of free sour cream from Albertsons. 🙂

  • Rebekah

    i am making this for the first time tonight! I can’t wait, it looks so yummy! Thanks for posting it!

  • Bethany

    Does this make 2 separate meals or do you use both the bags at once?

  • Monica

    One bag fits great in a 2 qt 8×8 as pictured. You could combine the two bags in a 13×9 for a bigger crowd.

  • Cherish

    I totally love freezer funeral potatoes! It’s so much easier to make a huge batch and just pull out a pan to top with buttery crispy goodness. Sadly I only have one small pan left in my freezer…

  • jamie

    Do you cook the potatoes before you freeze them? I’m guessing you do.

  • jamie

    scratch the last question. I see about you use frozen, but is there a way to grate your own instead of buying the frozen potatoes?

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