Don’t y’all agree that whoever thought of pairing cheese and potatoes is pure genius? It’s is a winning combination that has made it’s way to many family tables. There are many variations of this cheesy potato dish, and Cheesy Potato Casserole With Green Onions is one I’m quite fond of. Over the last several years I’ve tried hard – really, really hard, to use less Cream of Anything soup in my recipes. With that said…I’m sure that one of these days the time will come when I post a recipe here that just wouldn’t be the same without it. But, that is for another day.
Some of y’all may call these “Funeral Potatoes”. They are called this because they are commonly served as a side dish at traditional after-funeral meals. I don’t know about y’all, but I like any kind of “cheesy potato casserole” name better. Regardless of what you call them, they are tasty and simple to prepare. I make these using the frozen shredded hash browns, but if you’re feeling domestic you can use regular potatoes instead. They just require a little more preparation. Green onions steal the show here. There are no other spices to compete with the flavor. It’s potatoes and green onions with cheese. A perfect combination.
Funerals are not the only place you might see a cheesy potato casserole. Some form of cheesy potatoes usually grace every potluck table. I’ve taken Cheesy Potato Casserole With Green Onions to potlucks and come home with an empty dish every time. Why just make these for “special” occasions? They are just too tasty to only make every once in awhile. You have my permission to make these anytime of the week. Does that help?
Cheesy Potato Casserole With Green Onions
- 6 cups shredded potatoes (I use frozen hash browns.)
- 2 cups sour cream
- 10 ounces Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 bunch green onions
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl mix together sour cream, cheese, onions, milk, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Add the shredded potatoes and mix thoroughly.
Turn mixture into a greased 13x9 inch casserole dish, smoothing out the top.
Combine the melted butter and bread crumbs and sprinkle over the top.
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. If bread crumbs start to brown to quickly lay a piece of foil over the top.
6 medium potatoes may be used - cooked, peeled and shredded, in place of the frozen hash browns