Just a Few Easy Recipes for a Funeral

Just because they’re called funeral foods doesn’t mean they have to be sombre. So we’ve put all of the most exciting and easy potluck recipes inside our guide, The Best Funeral Foods: 18 Easy Potluck Recipes for a Crowd. So don’t fret about making good potluck dishes – you’ll find everything you need below, from salads to casseroles to desserts. And, of course, we have plenty of those traditional Southern funeral foods that your family and friends will love. These easy potluck recipes take very little time and effort to make, but they all produce a fantastic result. So here we will look at recipes for a funeral.


Recipes For A FuneralDeli Salad Recipes – Recipes for a Funeral

Old Standby Amish Macaroni Salad

Deli salads appeal to everyone because there are so many different varieties. So if you don’t have a lot of experience making deli salads, be sure to try best Potato Salad. This particular recipe gives easy-to-follow instructions about cooking potatoes specifically for traditional potato salads.


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • One small onion chopped
  • Three stalks celery chopped
  • Three hard-cooked eggs chopped
  • One small red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • One small carrot shredded
  • Two tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 2 cups creamy salad dressing
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • cup white sugar to taste 1/3 – 3/4
  • Three tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed



Cook macaroni in a pot of lightly salted water until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Rinse under cold water, drain and cool.

In a large bowl, stir together macaroni, onion, celery, eggs, red pepper, carrot and relish.

In a small bowl, stir together the salad dressing, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and celery seed. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir until well blended. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.


Funeral Sandwiches – Recipes for a Funeral

“What are funeral sandwiches?” you ask. Well, they’re some of the most delicious sandwiches you can imagine. Usually, they are topped with ham, cheese, and a mustard sauce. Best of all, though, they are baked! These sandwiches are slider-sized, so they’re the best potluck food because people can just grab them and eat them without making a mess.

Serves: 12

Preparation Time: 5 min

Cooking Time: 15 min

Cooking Vessel Size: 7 x 10 x 3-inch deep bake dish

  • 1 (12-piece package) Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese
  • Half a cup butter, melted
  • Three tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Two tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • Two tablespoons brown sugar
  • Pinch of onion powder


Funeral Potatoes – Recipes for a Funeral

Funeral potatoes are the king of easy potluck recipes. Both cheesy and crunchy, they include an irresistible combination of flavours. Choose any one of these recipes for the ultimate, no-stress side dish.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Also, a favourite recipe for any gathering, we love that this recipe calls for real ingredients which make it even that much better!


  • Three tablespoons unsalted butter
  • One medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • One tablespoon Knorr homestyle chicken stock
  • 1 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 cup milk
  • One teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • One dash hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded, Tillamook extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 26-ounce bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream topping
  • Two tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups, slightly crushed corn flakes



Place in a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until the onion is softened and translucent about 5-6 minutes.

Then quickly whisk in the flour and cook, constantly stirring, for about a minute to cook out the flour taste.

Combine the chicken stock and hot water and stir until the stock has melted out evenly. Add it to the milk in a liquid measure and slowly whisk into the butter and onion mixture.

Add the salt, pepper, Worcestershire, and hot sauce. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, frequently stirring, until the mixture is slightly thickened about 5 minutes.

Take the pot off the heat and add the sour cream. Then stir in the cheese until smooth. Mix in the frozen hash browns, lifting and folding the mixture until well combined.

Place in a medium bowl, toss the lightly crushed cornflakes with the butter until evenly combined. Scoop out the potato mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish and top with the buttered cornflakes.

And bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, until hot and bubbly around the edges. Remove from the oven and let sit for about 10 min and then serve!


Casseroles for a Crowd – Recipes for a Funeral

Fantastic Lazy Day Lasagna Casseroles are great dishes for potlucks because they are perfect for sharing, and they fill everyone up quickly. Here is a variety of casseroles – from side dishes to main courses – that will surely be favourites at your next potluck. They all take less than an hour to make, so throw them in the oven, and they’ll be done before you know it!

First, you need to mix the meat with the sauce.

Meat Mix

I use the same recipe as for my Meatballs except I don’t form them into balls and cook in the oven. Just make the same recipe up to the shaping point. Then, place the mixture into a heated frying pan over medium temperature.

Meatball Mix – Recipes for a Funeral

Don’t move the meat around too much in the pan at first, let it sit and get a nice sear on it. Then, break it up like regular ground beef.

While the meat is cooking gather the remaining ingredients for the sauce.

Sauce Ingredients
  • Two ea        Can tomato sauce, 15 oz
  • 1 Tbls        Oregano, dried
  • 1/4 Cup     Parmesan cheese
  • One ea     Can tomato paste, smallest
  • Two tsp          Garlic powder2
  • tsp          Onion powder
  • One ea           Head roasted garlic
  • 1/4 Cup     Dry Red Wine
  • salt and pepper to taste

Don’t drain off any of the fat from the meat, add the tomato paste and wine to the pan and let fry in the meat’s fat. Cook for 3 minutes.



Take roasted garlic and smash with a fork.

Add the garlic and remaining ingredients to the pan and stir well to mix evenly. Let cook for at least 30 minutes before using. But, if you want it can cook as long as you’d like! So serve over pasta or add to your favourite casserole! It’s that easy!

  • 20 oz ravioli, frozen
  • 3 Cups meat sauce, or jarred sauce
  • ½ Cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 Cups shredded mozzarella (1 bag)
  • Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

Cook ravioli through to the directions on the package. While they are cooking, heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the meat sauce with the ricotta, so it is combined.

Spray an safe oven dish with cooking spray. So put about a half cup of the sauce on the bottom of the dish and spread it out. Layer on a single layer of ravioli. Top with some mozzarella cheese, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and another ½ cup of sauce.

Keep doing this until you have layered all the ravioli. Try only to use a half of the mozzarella cheese while layering, on the very top there should be the layer with the remaining sauce, top that with all of the mozzarella that is left.

Cook this for about 25 minutes or until bubbly, no need to top it with foil. Let it cool before serving; this baby is hot!

All info was correct at time of publishing