Shredded Potato au Gratin and My Aunt’s Potato Casserole


So today’s post is all about the potatoes to serve along with your Easter ham.  And lucky you, no joke, I am sharing 2 recipes with you.  The first one comes from a recipe card that I got in the mail.  I’m sure you know the ones where they try and get you to sign up and you’ll receive a set of cards each month to add to your book.  I get them all the time.  Most of you probably just throw it away as junk mail, but I am always on the look out for a good recipe.  So this recipe came from Great American Home Baking with some slight adaptions from me.  There are two fun things about this recipe.  First is the number of ingredients.  There are only four ingredients plus salt and pepper.  It is so easy and simple to make.  Next is you can speed up the cooking time by baking the potatoes in ramekins, but if you don’t have them – no problem.  Just cook them in a baking dish for a little bit longer.  The whole family loved them.  i have made them several times.  The recipe itself is actually quite similar to the recipe I have posted before for Market Street Potatoes.

The next recipe is one that has been passed down from my great aunt.  She was an awesome cook and entertainer.  I have given the recipe my own little twist with the addition of green onion.  This recipe is what is traditionally known here in Utah as funeral potatoes.  I know it is a weird name for them, but it get that name because it is usually served along with ham at a luncheon following a funeral.  I have heard in other parts of the country that the recipe is known as party potatoes.  Whatever you like to call them, doesn’t matter.  They are delicious and are excellent served with ham.  You won’t loose with either of these recipes.

This first time I made these I put them in my 1/2 cup ramekins.

The second time I made them in the 11 x 7 dish. I actually forgot to put the 1/2 cup of cheese on top. I know what was I thinking!

Shredded Potatoes au Gratin

  • 4 cups of frozen shredded hash browns,thawed or 1 (20 oz) bag of refrigerated shredded hash browns  (like Simply Potatoes)
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided (I like to use sharp cheddar)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray dish are dishes you are using with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine hash browns, cream, 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, green onion, salt and pepper in a large bowl.  Mix well
  3. Spoon or pour hash browns into prepared dish or dishes and sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Cook according to below times until bubbly and golden.
  • For (8) 1/2 cup ramekins bake 20-25 minutes
  • For (4) 1 cup ramekins bake 35-45 minutes
  • For 11x 7 baking dish bake 47-57 minutes

My Aunt’s Potato Casserole

  • 1 (32 oz) pkg. of shredded hash borwns, thawed
  • 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onion

Topping

  • 2 cups cornflakes (lightly crushed)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine hash browns, soup, sour cream, butter,  cheddar cheese, and green onion in a large bowl.  Mix well.  You can add a little pepper here if you’d like.
  3. Pour hash browns into 9 x 13 dish.  Mix together topping ingredients  and sprinkle over potatoes.  Cook for about 40 minutes until bubbly and golden.
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11 comments on “Shredded Potato au Gratin and My Aunt’s Potato Casserole

  • Hi. I know this post has been around awhile, but I’m finally emailing to say that I. LOVE. THIS. RECIPE. Awhile back I wanted to make a shredded potato recipe for a dinner I was catering and all I could find were the ones using canned soups. My business and my cooking blog’s philosophy is not using processed food so I was happy to find your recipe. Once I did, I haven’t stopped using it. My eight year old requested the potatoes for his birthday dinner and the reason I’m back on your site today is to tell my twelve year old son how to make them because he is starting to cook once a week and he wanted to know how to make them to go with his menu for this weekend. Thanks so much.

  • This is the potato casserole (funeral potatoe) recipe that I’ve wanted for years! This is the best, best recipe people. Fabulous!

  • Thank you very much! Can’t wait to make these for my family!!!

  • Can someone help me find the sugar cookie bar recipe please! THANK YOU

  • YUM! My mom has been making your Great Aunt’s potato’s for years. We love it. She does substiture cheese soup (or celery soup) for the mushroom soup because I’m not a fan of the grey bits:)

  • I don’t care what anyone thinks or says…these potatoes (aka funeral potatoes) are the BEST for Easter!! These are great recipes.

    Can you still believe the buzz on the sugar cookie bars??? I wish I could have put a patent on that one!!

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