Funeral potatoes are a traditional Latter-Day
Saint (Mormon) casserole dish that originated in Utah, United States.
Left: A casserole of
The dish usually consists of
hash browns or cubed potatoes, cheese (cheddar or
parmesan), onions, cream soup (chicken, mushroom, or celery),
sour cream, and topped with butter and corn flakes or crushed potato chips.
Other variations included cubed baked ham.
Funeral potatoes get their name from commonly being served as
a side dish during traditional after-funeral dinners. They are also often served
at social gatherings, such as potlucks, in Utah and other areas with a large
Latter-Day Saint population.