A recent NPR
Mormon funeral potatoes
described the dish and how it came to be. It’s a casserole that’s served at funeral luncheons but also at other times casseroles are called for like holidays, potlucks and Sunday dinner — whenever there’s going to be a crowd.
This casserole falls squarely in the category of comfort food that can temporarily make you feel better during difficult times. Of course, comfort foods are also the stuff of celebrations. New baby? Bring that family a casserole. New neighbors? Bring them a pie. Celebrating retirement? Bring out the trays of baked ziti.