Cheesy, crunchy company potatoes are easy to make, taste delicious, and make a large casserole to feed a crowd! The perfect holiday side dish.
I grew up on these potatoes. Every big holiday or family gathering, at least one Sunday dinner each month, these potatoes were there and I was not one bit sad about it. These have always been my favorite potatoes! I mean we are talking right up there with mashed potatoes and my mom’s version of mashed is the best that ever existed so that is saying something.
But when it came right down to it, every year on my Birthday Sunday Family Dinner when I got the chance to choose every detail of what we had for dinner, from the main dish to the sides and dessert… I always begged for Divine Potatoes.
Wait, what? I thought you said these were called Company Potatoes…? I’ll explain.
You may know them as “funeral potatoes”, but growing up I only knew them as Divine Potatoes and that’s still what my family calls them to this day. I don’t know if it’s a geographical thing or what but my family had never heard the term funeral potatoes until we moved from Southern California to Utah.
Nobody around here calls them Divine Potatoes but us, and no one has a clue what we are talking about, but I just can’t get on board with naming these heavenly cheesylicious potatoes anything that has to do with a funeral. Funerals are all sorts of sad and these potatoes will make you 10 kinds of happy so for the purposes of sharing this recipe with you, I’ve renamed the whole darn thing!
I’m calling them Company Potatoes. I think we can all get on board with that, right? Because at the end of the day this is what you’ll be making for every family gathering and every holiday dinner from now until the end of time.
So what are company potatoes anyway?
These potatoes are a combination of grated hashbrown-style potatoes, sharp cheddar cheese, made-from-scratch cream of chicken soup (it takes five minutes, I swear it’s easy!), sour cream (for richness!) and two important seasonings – McCormick Garlic Powder and McCormick Onion Powder. These two spices are the key to super flavorful company potatoes! There’s a difference in quality when it comes to spices and that’s why my mother always used McCormick red cap spices, and why I do too.
Thanksgiving dinner at my house just isn’t complete without these potatoes and the only thing better than getting to have them once in November, is getting to have them twice! Hallelujah for Friendsgiving! Getting together with friends and sharing recipes from your home is what this holiday is all about and these Company Potatoes are what I’ll be bringing this year and every year!
And now for the fun part – share your favorite Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dish with the hashtag #NoFlavorLikeHome on Instagram for the chance to win a prize pack of McCormick spices. You can also enter here: http://bit.ly/2APfUF2
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Cheesy, crunchy company potatoes are easy to make and always a crowd pleaser! This large casserole of creamy, cheesylicious potatoes feeds a big group - perfect for holidays!
- 2 lbs frozen hashbrowns, thawed
- 2 cups lowfat sour cream (regular is okay too!) (regular is okay too!)
- 3 teaspoons McCormick Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoons McCormick Onion Powder
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
- 2 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
- 4 tablspoons butter, melted
homemade cream of chicken soup
- 2 tbs flour
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup chicken broth (I use low sodium)
- 1 cup milk
- salt and pepper, to taste
To make the homemade cream of chicken soup, melt butter in a large sauce pan. Sprinkle flour into the pan and stir until mixture comes together. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk until incorporated. Bring to a boil and continue to stir until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl combine hash brown potatoes, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to taste, and cream of chicken soup, and mix well.
Spread mixture into prepared baking pan. Cover with crushed cornflakes. Drizzle melted butter over the cornflake topping.
Bake for 35-45 minutes until mixture is bubbly and cornflakes are golden brown on top. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
This tasty recipe is in partnership with McCormick Spices. Be sure to check out more of their delicious holiday recipes like this Smoked Turkey or Cranberry Deviled Eggs and to follow them on Facebook (McCormick Spice) Instagram (@mccormickspice) Pinterest (@mccormickspice) and Twitter (@mccormickspices).