Baked Cheesy Potatoes

These baked cheesy potatoes (aka "Funeral Potatoes") are comfort food at its best and, luckily, you don't have to be at a funeral to enjoy them. Potatoes do double duty here, with cheesy shredded hash browns baked into a creamy sauce and topped with a layer of crispy potato chips.

Baked Cheesy Potatoes
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups low-sodium no-chicken broth or chicken broth

  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 ½ cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 (30 ounce) package frozen shredded hash browns, thawed

  • 1 cup crushed potato chips (2 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the onion and cook, stirring, for another minute. Increase heat to medium-high and whisk in broth, milk, salt and pepper, making sure there are no lumps. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Cheddar, sour cream and Parmesan. Fold in hash browns.

  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with crushed potato chips. Bake until golden and bubbling around the edges, 40 to 45 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
12g Fat
19g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Vitamin A 199IU 4%
Sodium 247mg 11%
Potassium 361mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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