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
- corn flakes (crushed or whole)
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.
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!
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 Scalloped Potatoes
- Traeger Smoked Baked Potato
- Extra Creamy Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Smoked Mashed Potatoes
- 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
- Preheat your grill to 350 degrees, and spray a 13x9 aluminum baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Mix all ingredients, except corn flakes and butter, together in a large bowl.
- Gently spoon it into the prepared baking pan.
- Melt the butter and mix it with the corn flakes. Sprinkle the cornflake mixture on top of the casserole.
- 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.
- Remove and serve hot.
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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!
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.