Small Batch Funeral Potatoes

Rate Now
Jump to RecipeJump to VideoPrint Recipe

Small Batch Funeral Potatoes – AKA cheesy potato casserole with corn flake topping, party potatoes, or potluck potatoes – scaled down to make a great side dish.

Casserole dish full of cheesy potatoes with cornflake toppingThis cheesy potato casserole is absolutely delicious.  It’s base is creamy cheesy potatoes that get topped with buttered corn flakes cereal that get crispy when baked.

A traditional Funeral Potatoes recipe (AKA potluck potatoes or party potatoes) makes a ton.  So it’s a great dish to bring to an event with a lot of people, like a funeral, potluck, or party. 🙂

The only problem with this recipe (other than the name) is that even though it’s really good, I would never make it as a side dish because I don’t want to have to eat cheesy potatoes every day for a week.

Spoon scooping out some party potatoes with cornflake topping

Problem solved!  This small batch version of funeral potatoes is great for a side dish to feed your family.  Now you don’t have to wait for a big event to eat these perfect potatoes.

How to make this Funeral Potatoes recipe:

  • Add cubed potatoes to a large bowl (I use bagged frozen potatoes)
  • Add a can of cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and shredded cheese
  • Add salt and garlic powder
  • Stir it all together and pour it into a baking dish

Make the crispy buttery corn flake topping:

  • Crush up some corn flake cereal
  • Melt some butter in a medium bowl
  • Add the cereal to the butter and stir it up
  • Sprinkle the buttered corn flakes over the potatoes
  • Bake

Looking for a lighter side dish to serve with these cheesy potatoes?  Try:

Watch the step by step recipe video for Small Batch Funeral Potatoes below:

Find more of my recipes on TikTok

serving spoon going into a baking dish full of cheesy potato casserole with corn flake topping

Small Batch Funeral Potatoes

5 from 24 votes
Small Batch Funeral Potatoes - AKA cheesy potato casserole with corn flake topping, party potatoes, or potluck potatoes - scaled down to make a great side dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Servings 8 servings
Calories 301 kcal


  • 3 cups frozen cubed potatoes -thawed at room temperature for at least 30 minutes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Corn Flake Topping:

  • 2 cups corn flakes cereal
  • 1/4 cup butter -melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 7x11 (or 9x9) inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, add the potatoes, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, cheddar cheese, salt, and garlic powder. Stir until well combined and the potatoes are evenly coated.
  • Pour the potatoes into the baking dish and spread them out into an even layer.
  • Place the corn flakes in a plastic food storage bag. Seal the bag and use your hands to gently squeeze the bag and crush the corn flakes.
  • Pour the crushed corn flakes into a small bowl. Add the melted butter. Stir to coat the cereal.
  • Spoon the corn flakes evenly over the potatoes.
  • Bake uncovered for 35 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1/8th of the recipe | Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 893mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 8.2mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3.5mg
Course Side Dish
Keyword funeral potatoes, party potatoes, potato casserole
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks
Want more recipes?
Sign up here to have new recipes sent directly to your inbox.
newsletter signup

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


    1. We love these potatoes but I could not find a 15oz can of cream of chicken soup, only 10.5 😩 I used 1 an 1/2 cans.

    1. 5 stars
      Nice to find a smaller version! Great for breast, brunch, and a side dish to dinner. Everyone loves this. Also very popular at potlucks. Sometimes I add diced white or yellow onions.

  1. 5 stars
    Didn’t have frozen potatoes..used some boiled potatoes..didn’t have cream of chicken..used cream of mushroom.. didn’t have corn flakes..used crispy onions… turned out great…

  2. Lol, just don’t tell them. You don’t taste cornflakes at all! They serve this as hashbrown casseroleay cracker barrel as well as other restaurants.

  3. I thought they were a bit salty. Can you tell my what you think. I followed the recipe exactly how it is

  4. These were not like other funeral potatoes I’ve had before. The garlic ruins it. I would probably use onions instead of the garlic. I was looking forward to having these but was extremely disappointed how they tasted.

  5. 5 stars
    best potato recipe of all time. there are other versions that are also very good, this one does not go into feeding 50 people, just right for a family dinner.

  6. 5 stars
    Loved these potatoes. But I never have Corn Flakes in the house so I substituted Ritz Crackers – turned out to be a great sub !
    Thanks for the recipe

Load More Comments

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

Read more