Cheesy OBrien Potato Casserole

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OBrien Potato Casserole aka funeral potatoes! Yummy cheesy potatoes with peppers and onions then topped with french fried onions! The perfect take along dish! Find more recipes like this on my Side Dishes recipe page.

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This recipe is one of my family’s favorite comfort food casseroles. The zesty taste of peppers onions, cheese blend with a so well we just can’t get enough of it. In our house there usually aren’t any leftovers to spare.

Why is this dish called Funeral Potatoes?

This casserole is also known as funeral potatoes because it is a popular comforting dish to bring to the home of someone who has lost a family member.

This potato au gratin potatoes side dish is also great for brunch as a hash brown casserole as well as a dinner potato side staple.

There are a ton of versions of these cheesy potatoes out there, some made with traditional hash browns or fresh shredded potatoes. Others with cream of mushroom instead of cream of celery.

I hope you will love it as much as we do! Here’s our version of the popular dish.

OBrien Potato Casserole

Obrien hash brown Potato Casserole Recipe
O Brien Potato Casserole

O Brien Potato Casserole

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Obrien potatoes and cheese casserole.


  • 1 2lb bag of frozen Potatoes O'Brien, thaw in microwave
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 can Cream of Celery soup
  • French fried onions topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place potatoes in a large bowl, cover and microwave for 8 minutes to thaw.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Pour mixture into a 2 qt. casserole dish.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, top with onions and bake for 5 more minutes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10
Amount Per Serving Calories 456
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  1. 2.15.19
    Stacy said:

    This is my 5th time making this dish. My kids/teenagers liked it so much I now have to make a double batch if my husband and I want some. Taking it to a potluck tonight I know they will love it too!

    • 2.16.19
      Kim said:

      That’s so great that you love this recipe! It is one of our family favs too! Thanks for reading!

  2. 2.8.18

    I am always down for a delicious potato dish! These are the perfect side dish to bring to a pitch-in or holiday party. Thanks for the awesome recipe! Pinning!

  3. 2.5.18

    Visiting from Merry Monday and Pinning! I make a recipe that is very similar with just a couple different ingredients. I like the idea of using cream of celery soup. Following you on FB and Pinterest!

    • 2.5.18
      Kim said:

      Hi Kristin, Thanks so much for following! I followed ya back. I know this recipe can be made a few different ways. I hope you will try my version. It’s our favorite. Thanks for stopping by the party.

  4. 11.27.16
    Paula said:

    How big is the bag of potatoes? 24 oz? That’s what I’m using. Hope it works! They look delicious.

    • 11.27.16
      Kim said:

      Hi Paula,
      Yes the bag is 24-28oz of frozen O’brien Potatoes with peppers & onions. I may need to make some today too!

      • 11.27.16
        Paula said:

        Thanks! They turned out great! I had to make them in the crockpot because I wanted them ready to go when we got home from church this morning. Fantastic with ham and asparagus.

  5. 10.29.15
    Tiffany said:

    Hi, Kim ~ Yum!! This sounds delicious! Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

    • 12.19.17
      Candice Sampson said:

      How long and what temp in the crock pot?

      • 12.20.17
        Kim said:

        Candice, I have not made this in a crockpot, this recipe is for baking in an oven. I do not know how long or what temp it would do well in a crockpot.

  6. 10.21.15

    This looks really tasty!! thanks so much for stopping by!!

  7. 10.21.15

    I love how comforting these are! Cheesy potatoes are my total weakness, so I don’t think a pan would be safe near me – YUM! :)