Cheesy Party Potatoes

Any Blue Blood lovers out there? Anybody watch that show? (I do! I do!) Not just because that hunk of all hunks, Tom Selleck, is on it either! Although… that doesn’t hurt any! (I love good eye candy with a mustache! Swoon!) I instantly fell in love with the show because of the inclusion of a weekly Sunday family dinner! Wowza! Have we even seen that since the “Walton’s”? (Not to date myself !)

I’m a huge believer in Family Dinners. Every other Sunday we have our married kids over for Sunday dinner. One week they come to our house, the next week to our Son-in-laws house. Some weeks our college son is home visiting. Now we have the addition of baby “B” ,in a high chair, jabbering away at us. It’s the BEST! If you’re not having family Sunday dinners…think about it! It’s a fun tradition!

I try to make Sunday dinners a little special. I have a table full of  “meat and potato” guys. So, I’m always looking for ways to serve up those spuds! I love this recipe for “Party Potatoes”.  These differ from “Funeral Potatoes”. (If you don’t know what those are…you don’t live in Utah! We like to name our dishes after special occasions…like Funerals? Huh?…. Oooookay!) I think Cracker Barrel stole this recipe…but, it’s a bit different. I love the ease of using the frozen shredded hash browns and I really LOVE the buttery crunchy corn flake topping! Baby “B” gave these taters two fists up and a whole lot of drool and “mmmmmm’s”!

Start off by melting the butter. I just pop it in the microwave. Covered. ( Tip: Always cover butter when melting so you don’t have a mess to clean up in your microwave!)

Party Potatoes from the beginning

Next add your soup, sour cream and diced green onions.

Party Potato Soups and butter

Blend it all together till it’s a nice smooth mixture.

Party Potatoes preparation

Did someone say “Cheese”? Add in your cheese! We can’t have potatoes that “party” without cheese! It’s just not possible. EVER! (wink-wink)

Party Potatoe with Cheese

Add in your bag of thawed shredded hash browns. Stir it all together.

Party Potato mixing in with cheese

Spray a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread the potato mixture evenly in the dish. Add an additional sprinkling of cheese. I do about 1/2 to  3/4 a cup. It’s just a little extra step I do.

Party Potatoes in the casserole dish

Let’s get rid of some frustrations! (Not saying I have any but, on some days this turns into corn ash!) Smash up your corn flakes. I place mine in a zip lock bag and use my rolling pin to crunch them all up. This way I can just toss the bag when done and have less mess to clean up!

Party Potatoes Corn Flake topping

Sprinkle the crushed corn flakes all over the top of the potato and cheese mixture. Melt the remaining butter in a glass measuring cup and slowly pour over the top of the corn flakes trying to cover as much of the top as possible. You want those corn flakes as buttery and crunchy as you can get them. It’s the “gold” on top!

Party Potatoes with butter

Pop them in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes. Tick-tock…Tick-tock…all that yummy goodness cooking away! See the “gold” on top…crazy crunchiness going on there!

Party Potatoes

It’s time to Par-tay! We can celebrate with these Ooey-gooey cheesy party potatoes that will go beautifully with our Sunday Family Dinner!

Cheese Party Potatoes in a casserole dish

These are so fantastic served with roasted chicken, pork roast, steaks, ham, you name it. Such a comforting side dish that is gobbled up in a flash by all! Some how comfort foods and family just seem to go together!

Cheesey Potatoes

That’s our family recipe for Party Potato Casserole. It was actually given to us, years ago, from a church friends Mom. She was an amazing cook. I love those wonderful little church cookbooks! Don’t you?  They contain the BEST family recipes handed down from generation to generation. NO ONE cooked as good as Grandma and the Church ladies cooked!

Have a FANTASTIC DAY! Find something to be joyful about! Life is about being the little things! Thanks for stopping by my Nest!

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Cheesy Party Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 10 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Cheesy Party Potatoes

Cheesy Party Potato Casserole is the perfect side dish for any main course. Serve year round at Sunday Family Dinners or special occasions. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, plus 1/4 cup more for on top
    Corn Flake Topping
  • 2 Cups Corn Flakes Crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter.
  2. Stir in the soup, sour cream, and onions. Mix well.
  3. Add in the 1 1/2 cups of cheese.
  4. Spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
  5. Place mixed ingredients into the casserole dish.
  6. Top with the extra 1/4 cup grated cheese.
  7. Top with the crushed corn flake topping
  8. Drizzle with butter.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
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9 COMMENTS

  1. Carrie | 27th Aug 16

    OH my!! You’re right, they arent funeral potatoes but they do look heavenly! Delicious comfort food at its best. We are a meat and potatoes kind of family, too so I know this will make it into our food rotation. Thanks!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 27th Aug 16

      Let me know how your Nest likes them! They are super yummy!!! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and visiting! I love to hear from you! It makes my day!!!

  2. Susan Tuckett | 2nd Sep 16

    Love these! I never thought to add the sour cream and onions! Tasted delicious. Makes a ton for just the two of us. Put some in the freezer for another day. Thanks for sharing.

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 4th Sep 16

      Thanks Susan! It does make a good 9 x 13 size pan of potatoes! I should have mentioned you can make half a recipe if you are making them for a smaller group! Sorry about that! I’m really glad you enjoyed them! 😉
      Especially since you had to freeze some for later!

  3. Carrie | 6th Dec 16

    I finally got around to making these. WOW! I added ground beef to make it suffice for a meal. So delicious. Thank you!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 7th Dec 16

      That sounds really yummy! Great Idea too! Thanks for the suggestion. Got me to thinking I bet ham would be amazing in it also! 😉 You’re the best!

  4. nikki@soulfullymade.com | 22nd Feb 17

    Um yes I love Blue Bloods! In fact catching up tonight! AND I love these potatoes! They are a family favorite at my house! Especially Bri! She even makes the at college! They have family night at her place and she cooks this one for her friends!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 22nd Feb 17

      I just knew we were kindred spirits! 😉 I love that your daughter has “Family Night” at college! That is awesome! 🙂 Thanks for visiting and sharing! I love hearing from ya! P.S. Your blog is absolutely beautiful…I love it.

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