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Traeger Funeral Potatoes

Traeger Grilled Funeral Potatoes are basically a big pan of comfort carbs. Cheese, potatoes, creamy soups, and sour cream all come together to turn the potatoes themselves into something amazing. The cornflake crust just adds a layer of crunch that you’ll be fighting over, despite the strange name.

Traeger Grilled Funeral Potatoes

Strangely-named but utterly fabulous, this is a funeral potatoes recipe you’re going to want to make again and again. It’s the perfect side-dish casserole for any occasion – whether you’re gathering a whole crowd together or just your family. This dish is traditionally made in the oven, but it’s even better when you make it on a wood pellet grill like a Traeger or Camp Chef.

Funeral potatoes is a weird thing to call something so delicious and filling, but it turns out that this recipe gets its name from its popularity here in the US as a dish at after-funeral get-togethers. A big pan of comfort food for those who could definitely use it.

A little grim, but no worries – you can have these any time of the year, for any occasion.

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Funeral Potatoes Shopping List

  • frozen hash browns
  • cheddar cheese
  • cream of chicken soup
  • sour cream
  • mayonnaise
  • corn flakes (crushed or whole)
  • butter
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Can this recipe be doubled?

Yup! If you double it, just make sure to change the pan to accommodate. This can even be tripled if you’d like. I’d recommend it if you are feeding a crowd. These potatoes are popular and go fast!

What other supplies do you need?

  • A 9×13 aluminum baking pan
  • A large bowl (and something to mix the ingredients)
  • A wood pellet grill (like a Traeger!)

More Easy Traeger Recipes here!

Why grill these when you can bake them?

I adore my pellet grills. Wood pellet grills like the Traeger and Camp Chef are definitely the superior way to make these funeral potatoes, and almost anything, for that matter. Wood pellet grills add to the flavor in a way that charcoal and gas grills don’t! Try it yourself and you’ll definitely see what I mean.

Traeger Funeral Potatoes

Where can you serve funeral potatoes (besides a funeral)?

Well, for one, definitely don’t bring them to an actual funeral unless you’ve been asked, because that would be weird. 

Make them for dinner, for a potluck, for a party, for Thanksgiving or Easter – no matter the occasion, everyone’s going to be talking about the crunchy casserole goodness.

Leave a comment down below if you tried this funeral potatoes recipe. How did it turn out? Do you have any questions? Did you change it up at all? I’d enjoy hearing from you!

Traeger Funeral Potatoes

Can these potatoes be frozen and made in advance?

You can freeze these funeral potatoes for about 3 months. What you’ll want to do is leave out the cornflake topping, then just add it after you thaw out the potatoes again.

Tips for the best funeral potatoes

Cheesy Funeral Potatoes are super easy to make, but these tips will make things even simpler!

  • Making funeral potatoes in advance is a cinch. You can keep them in the fridge for a day or two, but make sure to leave off the cornflake topping or it’ll lose its crunch. Add the topping when you’re ready to bake and serve!
  • I’ve heard of people using crackers instead of corn flakes to great effect, and adding onions to the mix!
  • I’ve also heard of folks making this in a crock pot if you need to save grill space.

What should you serve with funeral potatoes?

I have a lot of great options for main dishes that would go well with these amazing potatoes. Here are a few I think you’ll love!

Hungry for more potatoes?

You’re in luck! I have a load of great potato-based recipes for you to try:

Smoked Mashed Potatoes
Yield: 8 servings

Traeger Funeral Potatoes

Traeger Funeral Potatoes

These cheesy funeral potatoes are a classic side dish that are always one of the first things to go on a table or holiday buffet!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 (32 oz) package frozen hash browns
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 3 cups corn flakes (crushed or whole)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees, and spray a 13x9 aluminum baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients, except corn flakes and butter, together in a large bowl.
  3. Gently spoon it into the prepared baking pan.
  4. Melt the butter and mix it with the corn flakes. Sprinkle the cornflake mixture on top of the casserole.
  5. Grill at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until potatoes are tender. If the top starts to brown too much, cover with foil until the potatoes have finished cooking.
  6. Remove and serve hot.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 403Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 620mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.


Friday 21st of October 2022

I will half the recipe but I do not have corn flakes or frozen hashbrowns. They are packed thawed. How long do I cook?

Nicole Johnson

Friday 21st of October 2022

I'm not sure. Just keep an eye on them and cook them until the potatoes are tender. Probably an hour or so?


Thursday 11th of March 2021

What temp and time in oven

Nicole Johnson

Thursday 11th of March 2021

You can use the same recipe for the oven. A pellet grill is basically a big, outdoor, wood-fired convection oven.


Wednesday 24th of June 2020

Just a note - directions state to preheat to 325° but then say to cook at 350°F. I started out low but then cranked it up after about 30 minutes and they came out great. Thanks!

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

Thanks, Kelly! I'll correct that!


Monday 1st of June 2020

Making these tonight, i love these anyways so on the grill yum


Friday 10th of April 2020

Funeral potatoes are exactly what you are supposed to bring to a funeral unless you bring cookies. I don't know where you are from but in the midwest this is a funeral staple.

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 11th of April 2020

Yup! I'm also from the Midwest. Northern Minnesota, originally. Thanks for stopping by!

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