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The recipe looks great, and I will try it soon. I wanted to comment that “Funeral Potato’s” are not similar at all to the British famous Cottage Pie. Cottage Pie is similar to Shepard’s Pie, made with ground beef, or lamb, bathed in a rich, thick sauce, and diced carrots, onion, and peas, then topped with whipped potato’s. Not the same as your recipe. Thank you!!
I haven’t tried it yet but do you mix the canned cream of mushroom soup with the milk first before using it or not?
Hi, Louise! Emma here, managing editor. No need to add milk to your cream of mushroom soup. Use it as is in this recipe. Enjoy!
This recipe is amazing! I made it for my family Easter dinner and everyone enjoyed them so much. I would like to know if anyone has a carb count per serving (or even better, carbs per ounce so we can go by weight)??
Hi, Kathryn! Emma here, managing editor. So glad you liked the recipe! For the carb count, I’d recommend using an online nutritional calculator like this one. Thanks!
These potatoes will have you have lurking outside of funeral homes hoping for a Wake. This recipe is a little fussier than a can of Campbell’s and a bag of Ore Ida, but totally worth the effort. As Summer states, prep ahead of time and you’ll be fine. Use your giant Tupperware bowl for mixing–the one we all use for Chex mix – this batch makes a lot. My 8×8 pan was at capacity. Make them for dinner, and warm them up with a side of eggs the next morning. Or add cubed ham and call it a meal. If you don’t have panko, go to the store and buy some. Cornflakes should only be used for cornflake Christmas Wreaths and nothing else.
Hi, Sherri! I’m so glad you liked them, and they were worth the extra effort!
I add a 7 oz. can of green chilis and a large can of shredded white chicken to mine.
Yum! That sounds delicious!
Thanks for including the weight for the potatoes! We are empty nesters far from family, and I think I will cut this in half and bake in a small loaf pan. Now I won’t have to wait for company to come to serve these. I’ve never gone to the trouble of shredding the potatoes after they are cooked, just slice them and otherwise follow the recipe as written. Thanks again. Make these for Easter as a surprise for my better half. Love your site. Sharon
Hi, Sharon! Happy to help! I hope you have a great Easter.
AKA `Cottage Pie` in the UK .
Hi, Jim! That’s a variation of the name I hadn’t heard before. Thank you for sharing!
I love your unique idea for funeral potatoes. It’s just that I’m a little conscious about my weight and try to keep my calorie consumption to a minimum. I’m a little worried about the amount of cheddar cheese that you have added. I think I’ll put 1 to 1.5 cups. I know it wouldn’t taste as good as yours but enough to make me happy.
Hi, Tara! Thank you! Funeral Potatoes are pretty adaptable. I think they will still taste great with 1 1/2 cups of cheese. Let us know how it goes!
We always called them “Dead Spread” taters.
Hi, William! Thanks for sharing!