If you live in Utah, you know all about this kind of casserole. Here it is also know as funeral potatoes because it is often served at funeral luncheons. I know that in other parts of the country it is called party potatoes. Whatever you liked to call them this smoked cheese potato casserole is amazing.
I had seen people cooking this type of potato casserole on their pellet smoker and knew that I had to give it a try. Let me just tell you we LOVED this smoked cheesy potato casserole. This potatoes are awesome on their own cooked in a regular oven. However, once you add in that smoked factor, it just ups the flavor a whole other level.
These are also pretty easy to put together.
You start with a 30 oz bag of frozen shredded hashbrowns. However, you need the hashbrowns thawed not frozen. I usually place them in my refrigerator the night before I want to make them. Then they thaw out by the next night. I will check them a couple of hours before making the casserole. If they are still icy, I just leave them on the counter until I am ready to assemble the casserole.
Next you will need some melted butter, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream. Mix these in a large bowl. Then mix in some milk, green onion, shredded cheese, and garlic salt. You can add some pepper in at this time. I don’t add it in because not everyone in my family likes pepper. Everyone can just add pepper to their individual serving if they like it. Once this is all combine, I put it in a aluminum tin.
Now there is one finishing touch to these potatoes. You mix some crushed corn flakes with a little melted butter and sprinkle it over the top of the casserole. You can skip this but my family likes it. Another option in place of the corn flakes is just some more shredded cheese. Now this is ready to place on the smoker. You smoke it at 350 degrees for one hour.
When I made this though, I also was smoking my hot dog burnt ends. Those smoke at 225 for 1 hour, then 350 for 30 minutes. I just put this casserole on the whole time I was cooking the burnt ends and it worked perfectly. Just beware this casserole comes off the smoker very hot. You should probably give it about 10 minutes to sit before you serve it.
This recipe is adapted come Gimme Some Grilling.