Slow Cooker Funeral Potatoes is a favorite that I make for my family and for potlucks. Now it might seem to have a bit of a depressing name, but this Cheesy Potatoes dish is often served as the luncheon after a funeral which is how it received it’s name. It’s not served just as at funerals, instead it’s served anytime a scalloped potato dish would be served.
This dish is considered a comfort food and my recipe takes a creamy, rich take on it. Some recipes add a crunchy topping like bread crumbs or ground corn flakes, but I skip that step. Instead of a cream of mushroom base, I use a cream of celery base. Cream of Onion would also work well or even cream of chicken in a pinch.
This recipe can be doubled if you use a 6.5 quart or larger crock. Unless you have an extremely large bowl, you’ll need to use 2 separate bowls to mix it if you double the recipe. This recipe does not need to be an exact measurement recipe. If you add a bit extra this or that, it will still be perfect. These types of slow cooker recipes are my favorite.