Norwegian Nostalgia: Lefse Recipe

Dish recipes: Lefse

Embark on a culinary journey to Norway with our Lefse recipe. This traditional Norwegian flatbread, with its thin and soft texture, carries the essence of homemade goodness and festive celebrations. Join us as we unravel the art of crafting this beloved Scandinavian treat.


3 lbs (1.36 kg) Russet Potatoes, peeled and boiled

1/2 cup Unsalted Butter

1/4 cup Heavy Cream

2 tbsp Granulated Sugar

1 tsp Salt

2 cups All-Purpose Flour (plus more for rolling)

Powdered Sugar for serving

Cinnamon and Butter for serving (optional)


Rice or mash the boiled potatoes while they are still warm. In a large bowl, mix the warm mashed potatoes with butter, heavy cream, granulated sugar, and salt until well combined. Gradually add the all-purpose flour, kneading the mixture into a soft dough. Divide the dough into golf ball-sized portions. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a thin, round lefse. Heat a griddle or lefse pan over medium-high heat. Cook each lefse until light brown spots appear on both sides. Serve warm, dusted with powdered sugar, and optionally spread with butter and cinnamon.


Lefse is a versatile delight – enjoy it folded with a touch of powdered sugar or spread with butter and cinnamon for extra flavor. Perfect for festive gatherings or as a nostalgic treat.

Lefse embodies the warmth and nostalgia of Norwegian celebrations. Whether enjoyed on its own or adorned with delightful toppings, this flatbread is a cherished part of Scandinavian culinary heritage.