Cheesy Potatoes! Creamy, cheesy hashbrown potatoes loaded with sour cream, and cheddar cheese and topped with buttery cornflakes – baked to a golden brown casserole dish!

Cheesy Potatoes

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An Easy Cheesy Potato Dish

This cheesy side dish recipe goes by many different names – cheesy potatoes casserole,  cheesy potato bake, funeral potatoes, and hashbrown casserole are just a few.

Whatever you call it, they’re delicious and the perfect side dish recipe that is perfect alongside my Zucchini Casserole, Pasta Salad Recipe ,and Buffalo Chicken Dip!

I remember my mom pulling this amazing cheesy potatoes casserole out of the oven for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas and I couldn’t wait to dig into all that melty cheesy goodness. It was the stuff that legends are made of! For a breakfast version, you can make my Cheesy Breakfast Potato Casserole.

And in all of my years of taking dishes to potlucks and special occasions I’ve found that you can’t go wrong with a cheesy potato dish – EVER!

I have a feeling you’re going to find the same thing once you make this cheesy potato casserole recipe, too!

What’s great about this dish is that you can throw it all into a large bowl, mix it up, add to a 9×13 baking dish and you’re ready for the oven.

Cheesy Potatoes Casserole

My mom made this easy casserole recipe for years and I always loved it! She didn’t make it often but when she did, we were all so excited! This cheesy side dish recipe goes by many names –

  • Cheesy Potatoes Casserole
  • Funeral Potatoes
  • Party Potatoes
  • Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes

…and more!

Made with simple, everyday ingredients, this dish is a must-have for any get-together you host!

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Ingredients Needed For This Recipe

  • frozen hashbrown potatoes – I like Ore-Ida Hashbrowns but you could use Country Style Shredded Hashbrowns, too!
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • cream of chicken soup
  • black pepper + salt to taste
  • butter
  • cornflakes – a MUST for the topping

This casserole recipe is super easy to make, too!

How To Make Cheesy Potatoes Casserole

  1. Add frozen hashbrowns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream and cheese to a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the potato mixture to a large baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. Top with a mixture of crushed up cornflakes and butter.
  4. Bake! That’s it!

This old-fashioned potato dish is so delicious. I love the crunchy topping of cornflakes coated with melted butter the best. It just adds a special touch of goodness that a lot of recipes don’t include.

Do yourself a favor and don’t leave off this buttery topping. It’s what makes this dish over the top good!

There’s just something about it that reminds me of being little. My grandmother used to add them to the top of her casseroles all the time and when I add crushed up cornflakes to the top of my dishes, it takes me back instantly.

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Can I make these Cheesy Potatoes ahead of time?

Yes! You can make this cheesy side dish 2-3 days ahead of time. Just make the recipe as it’s listed but LEAVE OFF the topping.

When you’re ready to bake it, just remove from the fridge, prepare the cornflake topping and pop in the oven. Done!

Can You Freeze Cheesy Potato Casserole?

Of course, you can freeze Cheesy Potatoes!

You can make the casserole and bake it, allow to cool, and then freeze. OR you can make it and not bake it, and then add to the freezer. Either way works! Or, freeze the leftovers, if there are any!

How do you make cheesy potatoes with tater tots?

That’s easy! Just replace the hashbrown potatoes in the ingredients for tater tots – the same amount.

Topping Options for Cheesy Potato Casserole

Everyone’s favorite part of this cheesy side dish isn’t the potatoes themselves but the buttery, crunchy topping!

I use cornflakes for the top but you can use what you have on hand at home, too! Here are some alternatives:

  • Ritz Crackers – coated with melted butter like in the recipe below
  • French Fried Onions
  • Breadcrumbs or Panko
  • Potato Chips – crushed up
  • Cheese

If you’re wondering what goes well with cheesy potatoes to, try my favorites –

ham and cheese sliders, brussels sprouts, cheesy potatoes on a plate

This side dish is perfect for any picnic, family gathering or holiday! They’re super versatile!

No matter what you decide, I promise this Easy Cheesy Potatoes Recipe will be a hit!

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Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Cheesy Potatoes is a crowd-pleasing side dish that goes by many different names but never has any leftovers! Comfort food at its best!
4.08 from 508 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 lb bag frozen hash browns
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 stick butter – melted
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • 1 stick butter – melted
  • 2 cups corn flakes


  • Preheat over to 375 degrees.
  • Mix first 6 ingredients together in a large bowl.
    2 lb bag frozen hash browns, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 cup sour cream, 1 stick butter – melted, 2 cups grated cheddar cheese, salt & pepper to taste
  • Add cheesy potatoes to a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Melt 1 stick of butter and pour over cornflakes in a small bowl – mix well.
    1 stick butter – melted
  • Add cornflakes mixture evenly to the top of the casserole
    2 cups corn flakes
  • Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes until casserole is hot and bubbly.



Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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  1. 5 stars
    So good!! Very creamy and the corn flakes at the perfect touch.

  2. This is the best cheesy hash brown recipe! I use crushed up plain ruffles on top instead of corn flakes and throw in some minced onion. There’s never any leftovers!

    1. What kind of hash browns do you use?

      1. Michelle Debbie says:

        Frozen Ore Ida O’Brien hash browns!

    2. S. Eubanks says:

      May I ask if you used the butter on top of ruffles? Thank you

  3. My husband doesn’t like sour cream. What can I use in it’s place? Can I use milk or maybe ranch dressing?

    1. You could use plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Or even cream cheese would work too

  4. 2 stars
    This was good but there’s way too much butter in the recipe. The potatoes were literally swimming in butter.

  5. Shredded has browns? The picture looks like cubed potatoes?

    Is it possible to use shredded potatoes?

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      Yes, they are cubed. But you could try shredded. I’ve not but I bet it’s good!

    2. I followed the recipe ingredients and did the same thing…hope they turn out.

  6. 5 stars
    I added bacon and onions it was amazing…. this is definitely a keeper

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      Wonderful idea, Sheila!

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  8. Christina says:

    4 stars
    This is really easy and delish! I think there’s way too much butter in the actual casserole, when I cooked it there was about an inch puddle of butter in the bottom.

  9. We’ve always had this at church suppers, but used crushed Ritz or HiHo crackers on top with the melted butter! And if you want to make a real meal of it, drain a can of chicken breast meat and add to the mix. (save the broth in freezer for soup base)

    1. What a great variation!!

    2. 5 stars
      I used the ritz worked great thanks and added about 5 slices of finely chopped bacon ! Yum

      1. Kasey Schwartz says:

        Wonderful idea!

  10. Made 10x the recipe with great success!

  11. I sauté onions in melted butter and add soup and sour cream and stir over hash browns and cheese, French onions on top!

    1. alice mccormick says:

      Do they have to be frozen potatoes?

  12. I don’t see a portion size

  13. Small or large can of cream of chicken soup? Also, is it fine to substitute cubed fz potatoes instead of shredded? Thank you!!

    1. No you can use cubed fresh , I used hash browns just smashed up!

  14. Michelle Worton says:

    Reg. Size can or large can of cream of chicken ?

    1. Can the soup be left out to make it vegetarian?

      1. Sure! I’d substitute cream of mushroom so it is still cooked right.

      2. I wouldn’t. What about Cream of Mushroom?

      3. Kasey Schwartz says:

        I think you could try it!

  15. I crush up Doritos instead of corn flakes. It adds a nice flavor to the dish.

  16. I like to add garlic salt and onion powder.

  17. how many servings in a dish

  18. Carol Bell says:

    Can you make these cheesy potatoes in a crockpot?

    1. I’ve never tried but I do think it would work! It’s worth a try. Maybe half the recipe and try for dinner one night instead of when you’ll have over a bunch of people. 🙂

  19. I had to add another cup of cornflakes to the stick of melted butter because 1c cornflakes and 1 stick of melted butter made soup. Could it be a misprint and you meant 2c. cornflakes?

    1. I think either way is fine! 🙂

  20. When you say mix the first 5 ingredients together, is the stick of butter supposed to be melted?


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