From The Blog

Revolution Barbecue Sausage Jalapeño Popper Funeral Potatoes

Family Recipes by Revolution Barbecue, Kansas City BBQ Rub, Polidori Sausage, Recipes, Recipes by Glenn Connaughton

Hearty Bliss: Unique Spicy Jalapeño Funeral Potatoes

Embarking on a culinary journey often leads to the fusion of unexpected companions, and that’s precisely how the Sausage Jalapeño Popper Funeral Potatoes were born. Inspired by a desire to unite the comforting embrace of classic funeral potatoes with the fiery spirit of jalapeño poppers, this dish represents a marriage of my favorite barbecue side dishes. It’s a testament to the joy of blending contrasting flavors to create a new family favorite.

The secret weapon? Revolution Barbecue’s Kansas City BBQ Rub. This rub doesn’t just add flavor; it weaves a complex tapestry of smoky, sweet, and spicy notes, transforming the dish into an irresistible masterpiece. It’s the culinary equivalent of hitting the flavor jackpot.

Adding to this flavor fiesta is one of my personal favorites: Polidori Sausage Hatch Chile Cheese. This ingredient is not just sausage; it’s the embodiment of comfort, with a spicy twist that perfectly complements the creamy, cheesy goodness of the dish. You might ask, “How can you go wrong with sausage, jalapeños, and cheese?” The answer is simple: you can’t. It’s the culinary trifecta that guarantees a dish will be remembered long after the last bite.

Recipe by Glenn Connaughton. Read more about Glenn here.

Revolution Barbecue Sausage Jalapeño Popper Funeral Potatoes

Sausage Jalapeño Popper Funeral Potatoes

Embark on a culinary adventure where the comforting embrace of traditional funeral potatoes meets the vibrant kick of jalapeño poppers, creating a dish that’s both familiar and thrilling. Our Sausage Jalapeño Popper Funeral Potatoes recipe weaves together the hearty, soul-soothing layers of cheesy, creamy potatoes with the bold, spicy notes of jalapeños and the rich depth of sausage. This fusion not only pays homage to the classic comfort food but elevates it with a zesty twist, making it a perfect centerpiece for gatherings, potlucks, or any occasion that calls for a dish that warms the heart and tingles the taste buds.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


For the Potato Filling:

  • 1 32 ounce package frozen hash browns
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 tablespoons Revolution Barbecue Kansas City BBQ Rub divided

For the Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups corn flakes
  • 4 tablespoons 1/2 stick butter, melted


  • Begin by removing the sausage meat from its casings. Cook the sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for about 10–12 minutes, until it is thoroughly browned and crumbled. Use a spatula to break up the meat as it cooks. Once done, use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a separate dish, leaving behind any excess fat in the skillet.
  • Adjust your oven’s setting to broil, using a high setting if available. Slice the jalapeños in half lengthwise, removing the seeds and inner membrane. Arrange the pepper halves cut-side down on a baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart. Broil for 5–6 minutes, or until the skins begin to char, making sure to flip the peppers halfway through the process. After broiling, set them aside to cool for about 10 minutes, then dice.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare a 9×13 inch baking dish by lightly coating it with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked sausage, diced jalapeños, hash browns, cheddar cheese, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and 3 tablespoons of the Kansas City BBQ Rub. Once mixed thoroughly, transfer the potato mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  • For the topping, mix together the corn flakes, melted butter, and the remaining tablespoon of Kansas City BBQ Rub in a small bowl. Evenly sprinkle this mixture over the top of the potato filling.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, rotating the dish 180 degrees halfway through the cooking time, to ensure even cooking. The dish is ready when the potatoes are tender. If you notice the cornflake topping browning too quickly, loosely cover the dish with aluminum foil until the cooking is complete. Allow to rest 15 minutes before cutting into it and serving.


As our Sausage Jalapeño Popper Funeral Potatoes come out of the oven, golden and bubbling, you’re not just serving a dish; you’re offering a comforting embrace to your table. The layers of tender potatoes, melded with the creamy, spicy, and savory elements, are a testament to the power of home-cooked meals to bring people together. The star of the show, Revolution Barbecue’s Kansas City BBQ Rub, infuses this dish with a smoky, sweet, and slightly spicy flavor profile that is unmistakably ours. It’s the secret ingredient that turns great into unforgettable.
Don’t let your culinary adventures stop here. Visit our website to bring the magic of Revolution Barbecue’s Kansas City BBQ Rub into your kitchen. It’s not just a rub; it’s a way to transform your meals into memories. Let’s keep the flame of barbecue burning bright, one dish at a time.
Revolution Barbecue Kanas City BBQ Rub
Keyword Funeral Potatoes, Jalepeno Popper, Kansas City BBQ Rub Potatoes, Revolution Barbecue Kansas City BBQ Rub, Sausage Jalapeño Popper Funeral Potatoes Recipe, Spicy Cheesy Funeral Potatoes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Love this recipe? Go ahead and share this recipe on Yummly! Yum

Products from Revolution Barbecue

More Recipes from Revolution Barbecue

Revolutionize Your BBQ Game with Smoked Pork Carnitas
Step into the realm of mouthwatering innovation with our unique take on …
Indulge in Nostalgia: Delicious Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy Recipe
Get ready to dive into the comforting flavors of Salisbury Steak with …
Homemade Cheesy Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Frozen Waffle Sandwich
Start your day right with our Homemade Cheesy Bacon, Egg, and Cheese …
Visit the Revolution Barbecue Store on Amazon