WHAT ARE FUNERAL POTATOES?
Funeral Potatoes are a cheesy, creamy, spoonable potato casserole usually made with butter, sour cream, cream of something soup, frozen shredded potatoes, and a cornflake or bread crumb topping. They are often associated with Southern and Mormon cultures, specifically the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Relief Society (a women-led organization founded in 1842 and dedicated to serving those in need).
However, nearly every region of the U.S. its own version of this potato casserole under a different name. They’re sometimes called cheesy potatoes, hash brown casserole, or party potatoes, among other names.