Cheesy potato casserole with diced potatoes is the best side dish, and a staple at my Easter table! I’m amping up the flavor of this EASY cheesy potatoes by adding onions in a few forms and plenty of shredded cheddar cheese. Serve this cheesy potato casserole recipe with mains like roasted chicken, Instant Pot turkey breast, or steaks.
This diced potato casserole (sometimes called funeral potatoes!) is made easy with diced potato hash browns (a major kitchen shortcut), and then we’re adding major flavor in the form of cream of chicken soup, butter, sour cream, garlic powder, sharp cheddar cheese, and French fried onions. So yes, it’s still going to taste like the classic easy cheesy potatoes you’re used to, but a tad extra. 😉
How to Make Cheesy Potato Casserole:
While this cheesy diced potato casserole takes about an hour to make, the prep is really quite simple! The majority of the time is hands-off while the casserole is baking. Here’s how to make it:
- Prep ingredients. Thaw potatoes if frozen. Thinly slice green onions.
- Mix diced cheesy potatoes. In a large bowl, whisk together the soup, melted butter, sour cream, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Fold in potatoes, green onions and shredded cheese and stir to combine.
- Bake potatoes. Transfer cheesy potato casserole with sour cream to a 9×13 and bake covered with foil for 40 minutes and uncovered for another 10-15 minutes.
Easy Cheesy Potatoes FAQs:
Is cheesy potato casserole gluten free?
Not as written, but if you use gluten-free potatoes, gluten-free cream of chicken soup, and gluten-free onion straws and it will be!
How many calories in cheesy potato casserole?
The full nutrition stats are below, but there are 359 calories per serving in this particular cheesy potato casserole recipe. It’s a decent-sized serving, but you could also stretch it into smaller servings as well.
What goes with cheesy potato casserole?
This is 100% an Easter cheesy potato casserole recipe, which means it’s perfect with ham but it’s also great with roasted chicken or turkey, steak, or really anytime you need a potato side dish.
How to Store Leftover Diced Potato Casserole:
Can you make cheesy potato casserole ahead of time?
Yes, in fact you can easily prep this recipe ahead. Make and assemble a day or two ahead and then bake when ready.
How to reheat cheesy potato casserole:
Reheat the casserole in a microwave or a 375 degree F oven until heated through.
How to freeze cheesy potato casserole:
Cover casserole and freeze for 2-3 months. Let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
More Veggie Side Dish Recipes:
If you like this recipe for cheesy potato casserole, you might also like some of these other simple side dish recipes:
- Napa Cabbage Coleslaw – This flavorful and crunchy slaw takes just 15 minutes to make.
- Simple Green Salad – Elevate simple salads with a few ingredients.
- Broiled Asparagus – An ideal Easter dinner would have ham, asparagus, and cubed cheesy potatoes on the menu.
- French Green Beans – Once you’ve had these green beans, you’ll never go back to regular ones!
Easy cheesy potato casserole with diced potatoes is the BEST side dish, and a staple at holiday tables! I amped up the flavor, too!
- Prep ingredients:
Thaw potatoes if frozen.
Thinly slice green onions.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the soup, melted butter, sour cream, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper.
- Fold in potatoes, green onions, and sharp cheddar cheese. Place mixture into a 9×13 inch pan.
- Top with fried onions and bake covered with foil for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
- I used Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes, but you could also use the version with onions.
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