If you love cheesy potatoes, this recipe is a fun Mexican twist on the famous Funeral Potatoes. This recipe for healthier funeral potatoes is perfect for a party or brunch.
This recipe may have been made healthier, but your guests will never know. This cheesy hash browns dish is full of flavor!
(*This post was sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. Our family LOVES potatoes and all opinions are my own. As always, I appreciate the support you give to my sponsors.)
Are you ready for the ultimate hash brown casserole recipe?
I took my favorite Idaho® potatoes and made funeral potatoes. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give them a “healthier” spicy twist :-).
If you read up on traditional funeral potatoes, they are not that healthy. You will find that most funeral potato recipes have canned cream of chicken soup, which is a salt-laden mess. I will admit, my recipe does have a LOT of cheese, but I really tried to make these a better for you dish!
This gluten free funeral potatoes recipe:
- Is made without cream of chicken soup. I subbed Greek yogurt so this cheesy potato dish is still creamy!
- Has much lower sodium and fat.
- Uses corn tortilla chips instead of potato chips on top.
- Gets a spicy makeover with fire-roasted hatch chiles.
Why Idaho® potatoes are better:
As you know from all of the potato recipes on the blog, our family eats a LOT of potatoes. I always buy Idaho potatoes when I can. We loved this Sloppy Joe Pie with a mashed potato crust. The Idaho potatoes whipped up so fluffy!
- Idaho grown potatoes have a high solids content, so there is more potato and less water.
- The high quantity of starch grains cooks to a light, fluffy texture and full, firm appearance when properly prepared.
- Idaho’s ideal growing conditions – the rich, volcanic soil, climate, and irrigation – are what differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
I hope you agree that this is the BEST cheesy potatoes recipe ever. If you don’t like spice, feel free to leave out the fire roasted hatch green chiles!
There are lots of ways you can make funeral potatoes. You can make this funeral potatoes recipe in a crockpot, but I prefer to make mine in a cast iron skillet. By using a cast iron skillet, you can go easily from stovetop to oven.
One thing I love about this recipe for funeral potatoes is the quantity it makes. This recipe is the best cheesy potatoes for a crowd recipe. You can even make ahead this funeral potatoes dish.
To make this ahead:
- Brown the onion, bell pepper, and hatch chiles in a skillet with olive oil.
- Mix the potatoes, cheese, Greek yogurt, and seasonings.
- Mix the onion mixture with the potatoes and put in a freezer (or refrigerator safe) dish.
- Bake when you are ready.
If you are new to hatch chiles, I have a video tutorial to show you how to fire roast hatch chiles and use them in recipes.
Are you ready to see how easy these funeral potatoes are to make?
Cook the onion and yellow peppers in a cast iron skillet until they are soft.
Add all of the ingredients to the skillet and mix well. Now all you have to do is top it with crushed corn tortilla chips and bake!!
More Delicious Potato Recipes To Try:
- Mashed Potato Pie with Bacon Roses
- Pizza Stuffed Hasselback Potatoes
- Bacon Ricotta Scalloped Potatoes
- Jambalaya Stuffed Baked Potatoes
How to make a cheesy hash brown casserole:
- 4 potatoes, large Idaho russet
- 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup scallions
- 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt, plain
- 1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup hatch chiles, less if you don't like spicy
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/3 cup tortilla chips, crushed
- Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.
- Use a food processor to shred 4 large potatoes.
- In a large 12 inch cast iron skillet, add oil, onion, pepper, and garlic. Saute until the onions are soft.
- Add scallion and hatch chiles and sauté 2 minutes.
- Add shredded potato to a large bowl, add yogurt, cheeses, and seasoning. Mix well.
- Add the potato mixture to the skillet.
- Top with crushed tortilla chips.
- Bake for 30 minutes until cooked.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 14mg Sodium: 346mg Carbohydrates: 25g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Protein: 9g