Train Station Funeral Potatoes

Comfort foods that arrive in a casserole dish are so ubiquitous at somber gatherings they’re known as funeral potatoes in some parts of the country. This version is a cowboy inspired spin, based on Yellowstone’s signature euphemism for when someone’s next stop is six feet under. This creamy casserole is very rich but it probably won’t kill you. Especially if you use lower fat dairy and soup. Plus, the potato chips are baked so it’s practically health food. This recipe is an excerpt from The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook by Jackie Alpers.


Prep Time: 10 minutes
"Train Station" Funeral Potatoes Recipe
Servings: 10
Comfort foods that arrive in a casserole dish are so ubiquitous at somber gatherings they’re known as funeral potatoes in some parts of the country. This version is a cowboy inspired  spin, based on Yellowstone’s signature euphemism for when someone’s next stop is six feet under. 
This recipe is very rich but it probably won't kill you. Especially if you use lower fat dairy and soup. Plus, the potato chips are baked so it’s practically health food.

Ingredients

  • 1 (30-oz) package hash brown potatoes, defrosted if frozen
  • 2 Tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 (10½-oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 bag (minus the few you “had” to eat while making this recipe) Baked Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream potato chips, crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the hashbrowns, onion flakes, garlic powder, salt, mushroom soup, and Greek yogurt or sour cream along with 1½ cups of cheddar cheese in a large mixing bowl.
  • Grease a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with butter. Pour the potato mixture into the pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is bubbling and starting to brown.
  • Remove from the oven, top with the remaining ½ cup of cheese then the crushed potato chips and bake for 15 minutes more. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Cowboy, Western Americana
Keyword Cowboy comfort food recipes, Funeral potatoes recipe, How to make Funeral Potatoes, Jackie Alpers recipes, potato chip casserole recipe

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