Cheap Cheesy Potatoes Made From Food Storage

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I would be surprised if we all didn’t have a family recipe for cheesy potatoes, or where I live (Utah), most of us call them funeral potatoes. This is because families usually serve these cheesy potatoes at funeral lunches, church activities, and neighborhood parties. They really are yummy and so easy to make, so I decided to show you how to make them today using some dehydrated potatoes.

I must say my mouth is watering just thinking about these!

Use Dehydrated Potatoes For Cheesy Potatoes:

I use these potatoes all the time: Dehydrated Potato Slices 160 servings 4.4 lbs @ 20 x 8 serving pouches. All you do is open the package, no slicing or peeling and let them sit in water covered for about 45 minutes. Drain and they are ready for frying, mashing or salads. I LOVE these potatoes. I no longer waste potatoes my husband and I can’t use. They come in mylar bags so I don’t have to expose the whole bucket to air at one time. Perfect for food storage. You can also use frozen or dehydrated hash browns (just reconstitute the dehydrated ones as directed on the container).

I promise your cheesy potato casserole will be totally consumed at your next get together! Sprinkle a little green onion on top and you are good to go with this fabulous casserole! With the potatoes, soup, Frosted Flakes and other ingredients in this tasty recipe, you’ll be tempted to serve it on its own, particularly if you lean towards vegetarian meals. Potatoes tend to make you feel full, and with the cheese and other items included you have a meal most all family members will be asking to be repeated pretty often. We’ve also made these in a series of pans and frozen some for future meals. Take them out of the freezer the night before you plan to serve them, let the ingredients defrost, then throw the pan in the oven, or if glass casserole baking pan you can use the microwave for a quick turnaround meal.  Be ready to pass out the recipe.

Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Ingredients
  • 12 Potatoes or 32-ounces sliced reconstituted potatoes or 32-ounces frozen hash browns
  • 1 Pint Sour Cream or reconstituted powdered sour cream, equal amount
  • 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/4 Cup Butter or reconstituted dry butter powder, equal amount
  • 2-3 Cups Cheese-grated or reconstituted freeze-dried cheddar cheese, equal amount
  • 1 Cup Frosted Flakes type cereal I-pound the flakes in a bag until crumbly-I sprinkle these over the casserole after placing the ingredients in the 9 by 13-inch pan, before baking
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grease a 9 by 13-inch pan and scoop the mixture into the pan. I crush the frosted flakes and sprinkle over the casserole. Bake at 350 degrees covered with foil for 1 hour or until bubbly.

I love baking these in my SunOven.

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9 thoughts on “Cheap Cheesy Potatoes Made From Food Storage

  • June 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm
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    I love those potatoes and the idea of making them from my food storage is a great idea.

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  • June 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm
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    You mention “1/2 cube of butter.” How big is your cube? My butter sticks are 1/4 lb (1/2 cup).

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    • June 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm
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      Carrie, thanks for bringing that to my attention! Love it! I just changed the recipe to 1/4 cup butter! Hugs! Linda

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  • June 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm
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    We love these potatoes, too. Once, years ago, I made them using crushed Cheez-its. on top instead of Frosted Flakes (because I didn’t have any) and my girls loved it. We all make it that way now!

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  • June 17, 2015 at 8:12 am
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    Mare, I have got to add bacon (our family adds onion to one pan and zero onions in the other pan)! LOL! I have got to try the jalapenos! Mare, did I tell you I was asked to write a book on food storage and emergency preparedness? It’s in the second edit and now its headed to the last edit for publication. WooHoo! It’s in pre-sale right now on 5 websites. I have been truly blessed this year. You are so nice I should do what you suggested! Great idea! Hugs! Linda

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  • August 3, 2016 at 5:13 pm
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    Love the idea of using food storage! Do you use just one packet of the dried potato slices that you mentioned above for this recipe? Thanks in advance! I know this was posted over a year ago.

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    • August 3, 2016 at 6:54 pm
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      Hi Cindi, I think I used two or three of the dehydrated packets. I always reconstitute them in water for the 45 minutes and drain them. Some people like more cheese, like me!! You can use less or more potatoes, this is a no-fail recipe. It’s thick and cheesy not runny at all. I hope this helps! Linda

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  • August 3, 2016 at 6:55 pm
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    Linda, thank you for such a quick response!! We’re “cheesy” people as well 🙂

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