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 brown dish is full of flavor! Get ready for a meal with these reader favorite gluten free side dish recipes.
(*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!
- It is made without cream of chicken soup. I subbed Greek yogurt so this cheesy potato dish is still creamy!
- It 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.
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 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.
First, shred your Idaho potatoes into hash browns in a food processor. (You can use a grater, but it takes forever!)
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:
- This delicious Mashed Potato Pie with Bacon Roses is a pretty side dish that everyone loves.
- If you love pizza, these Pizza Stuffed Hasselback Potatoes make fun side dish.
- Bacon and cheese were meant to go together in this delicious Bacon Ricotta Scalloped Potatoes recipe.
- Something a little different, this Jambalaya Stuffed Baked Potatoes recipe makes a hearty meal.
Easy Healthier Funeral Potatoes with a Mexican Twist
- 4 potatoes large Idaho russet
- ½ cup bell pepper diced
- ½ cup onion diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- ⅓ cup scallions
- 1 ½ cups Greek yogurt plain
- 1 ¼ cups cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup hatch chiles less if you don't like spicy
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion salt
- ⅓ 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.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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I love funeral potatoes...except the funeral part of course! You recipe certainly takes it up a notch (or ten!)
LOL, thank you so much Linda. It is definitely a weird name for potatoes 🙂
A meal the whole family can love - my favorite!
Thank you Jillian 🙂
Absolutely in love with the recipe ?.. it is vegetarian and easy and I can make it too!! Love all the flavors going on..
Thank you so much Sonal 🙂
Ooooh look at all those hatch chilies! I love it! I have a weakness for potatoes, and these sound delicious!
I am so glad you like this Danielle 🙂 I am a huge hatch chile fan too!
What a delicious twist on Funeral potatoes! LOVE the chips as the topping -- and those roasted peppers, YUM!
Thank you so much Valentina 🙂 I am a huge fan of hatch chiles!