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 in a baking dish with a scoop missing.

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. Frances Fairchild says:

    Skip any onions mentioned. Instead use 2 tablespoons of dried minced onion. THAT is what brings this whole recipe to be not only good but fantastic. Try it!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Frances!

  2. My family hates the texture of onions so I sub french onion dip for the sour cream and onions. I make this for every bbq, its a favorite of our family.

  3. 3 stars
    I recommend that you thaw out the hashbrowns before hand. After a hour it was still cold inside

    1. 5 stars
      Yes, thaw hash browns! I always make these for family get togethers and there are never any leftovers. sometimes substitute French onion dip, or chive dip for the sour cream. Toss in some leftover ham and you have a main meal. It’s a win-win with this recipe.

  4. Kathleen Ann Woller says:

    5 stars
    Been making this recipe for 40 years, I add sautéed chopped onions, garlic and onion powder, love the corn flakes on top.

  5. LoRaine G. says:

    I give it 5 stars using frozen shredded potatoes and crushed potato chips on top. The chips are buttery anyway, so you don’t need to add more butter to them. So much better than corn flakes.

  6. Hi! I would like to make this but just for a regular small family dinner. I’m wondering what size of baking dish should I use and do I cut the recipe in half and for how long the cooking time will be? 🙂 Thank you very much.

    1. 5 stars
      When I’m making these for 2 to 4 people, I make the recipe as written, but divide it in half and freeze 1/2. It freezes well. Just thaw out in the fridge a day or two before you want to use it. I have different sizes of Pyrex baking dishes, so I use the smaller ones when I’m going to freeze half of it. The disposable foil pans are also convenient for freezing.

  7. Jade Paola says:

    5 stars
    Made this for Easter. Used cream of onion soup instead of chicken and Panko bread crumbs instead of corn flakes. Turned out absolutely delicious. Received many compliments from my family. Thanks for sharing, this one’s a keeper.

  8. Mickie Roy says:

    I know this is supposed to be easy, but I actually offered to bring a potato dish because I had potatoes! Can I just use fresh potatoes or will that mess up the cook time?

  9. Elizabeth says:

    What is the serving size?

  10. Margaret Miller says:

    First time making this for the Fam for Christmas, what a hit! I used Frenches Onions for topping, with the butter mix, but don’t let it sit in oven(burns) but some liked it! One question?? Cream of chicken soup… one small can or a family size? I feel like it was a dry..
    thanks though!

  11. Can this be made the night before and use the shredded has browns?

    1. 5 stars
      I always make mine the night before. Turns out perfect.

  12. 5 stars
    Made this for the first time and it was delicious. So simple and so good

  13. 4 stars
    I’ve made this a few times – it’s a great, classic recipe! I will say it calls for far too much butter, when I make as written the butter pools in the pan and makes it too greasy. I use half a stick with the cornflake topping and omit the rest and it turns out perfectly!

  14. 4 stars
    Def needs double the cheese but it was still delicious -I will add more the next time I make it —

  15. It was delicious. I added 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion and next time I’m going to add chopped corned beef. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Cresta Bills says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe, I’ve searched to find the one similar, to the first time I had this! Then I decided to use Lays original potato chips & it’s been a hit ever since! I lost the recipe&yours was rite on! There’s to many with out there with all different add ONS& FINALLY FOUND YOURS! IM NOT A COOK AT ALL BUT THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS! THANK U!

  17. 5 stars
    This has just replaced my old cheesy potato casserole recipe. Honest, everyone at Christmas was crazy about this dish! Truly, the butter in the cornflakes is brilliant and I will never make any casserole again without the butter/crunchy stuff mixture it truly does give it the extra special buttery crisp that just sets it apart. I had an abundance of ham in my house at the time so I put some diced ham in mine and used cream of chicken and herb instead of plain cream of chicken for extra flavor.

  18. Rudi Barko says:

    5 stars
    I had this casserole for the first time last week. It was very good so I had a second helping. When I asked how hard was the making of it. My friend told me how simple it was to make I told her I needed her to send me the link to the recipe and here I am.! This is a fantastic site I’m already enjoying it. I love it!

    1. Michelle - ATM Team says:

      Aw, that’s wonderful to hear! Thank you for the kind words!

  19. Frosted Flakes are also delicious on top!!

  20. Any Johnson says:

    How many people would this recipe serve?

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