Slow-Cooker Funeral Potatoes

3 Apr

 funeral potatoes

I’ve never had much luck finding a good recipe for cheesy funeral potatoes. But honestly, I think it’s because I try to go the fancy route and the taste I’m familiar with is the old-school potluck variety. So, as much as it pained me, this time I used a recipe that used canned soup. And it turned out awesome!

If you were like me this last Easter Sunday, your oven was occupied by a large ham. This leaves no room for cheesy potatoes. Which is why this recipe is so perfect… slow cooker time!

Now the recipe said to cook this on low for 4-5 hours. After about 3 hours mine didn’t look like it was even starting to brown on top so I bumped it up to high for the last hour or so. So adjust your time accordingly. I think 4-5 hours on low wouldn’t be enough. Of course if you’re filthy rich and have 2 ovens, you can always bake this too! (There are baking instructions included at the bottom of the original recipe).

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4 Responses to “Slow-Cooker Funeral Potatoes”

  1. trixfred30 April 3, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Why are the potatoes called funeral potatoes?

    • Karen @ Gravy Training April 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

      Well at least around these parts, they show up at funeral luncheons a lot. A little morbid I guess, but true!

  2. Shawna {The Blue Muse} April 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    Yum! I’ve only ever made them in the oven and usually for brunch. Had no idea they were called funeral potatoes either! Also, even non-filthy rich people can have two ovens, honey. Get a second one, it will change your life! 😉

    • Karen @ Gravy Training April 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

      Ha ha yeah I know lots of poor people with double ovens too. I was just kidding. 😀

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