Allison’s Healthier Funeral Potatoes recipe

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Have you heard of Funeral Potatoes?  I hadn’t either until I joined the LDS church.  Basically, it’s a big potato casserole – that is a staple at every single event.  If you didn’t grow up in the church, when you join, you will be introduced to Funeral Potatoes.

They are a sort of bland version of potatoes covered in butter, cheese and a cream of chicken soup.  🙂

I had an event before Christmas – and I was given the task to bring the Funeral Potatoes.  So, I sought out recipes that would be lighter and more healthy.  My inspiration came from Happy Being Healthy.



  • Boil and shred 2 lbs potatoes (or you can use 1-2 lb. bag of frozen hash browns – thawed)
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • Cream of chicken soup substitute (see below)
  • 1 8 oz container of low-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (low-fat is fine if you want).
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 dash pepper



  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a saucepan melt the butter using low-medium heat.  Add onions and saute 3-5 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, homemade soup, and sour cream.  Mix well.
  • Mix in cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Spray a 9X13 dish.
  • Spoon potato mixture into dish.
  • Baked covered for 40 minutes in preheated oven.


Healthy Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

1 recipe = 1-10 oz can of chicken soup.


  • 3 TBSP of whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup milk (Skim milk has been shown to raise blood sugar, plus it’s nasty – so I use 2% – whole milk for this recipe) You can also use soy, almond or whatever you prefer.  Plus, healthy animal fat is a good thing :).



  • Mix flour, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Melt the butter under low-medium heat
  • Whisk the flour into the butter mixture, making sure that there are no clumps.
  • Slowly dd the chicken broth.  Make sure to whisk so that it’s not lumpy.  To prevent lumps – do not add the broth too fast.
  • Slowly add the milk and heat until thickened.



They turned out well – a little bland – but not any more or less bland than any other Funeral Potatoes that I have tasted.  🙂  I didn’t tell them that they were a healthier version.  The group seemed to like them.  I got compliments and all of the potatoes were eaten.

They are also a very good option for a family meal, because they are easy to make in bulk, store very well – and are great when heated up.  I think my kids ate half of them :).

The only thing I would change if I were making these for my family – would be to add “taste”.  Peppers would be a good way to spice these up.  Also, turkey bacon crumbled would be excellent!  I would also like to try a mixture of feta and cheddar.

Have you tried Funeral Potatoes?  How do you like them?

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