Norwegian Lefse


I was raised on lefse as a special treat for the holidays. We still make it every holiday season and this is the best recipe ever. We eat ours with butter and sugar. Note: you will need a potato ricer to prepare this recipe.

high angle looking at Norwegian Lefse stacked on a plate
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
60 lefse


  • 10 pounds potatoes, peeled

  • ½ cup butter

  • cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes; drain.

  2. Run hot potatoes through a potato ricer into a large bowl. Beat butter, cream, salt, and sugar into riced potatoes. Let cool to room temperature.

  3. Stir flour into potato mixture to form a soft dough. Pull off pieces of dough and form into walnut-sized balls. Lightly flour a clean cloth and roll out lefse balls to 1/8-inch thick.

  4. Heat a griddle over high heat.

  5. Cook lefse on the hot griddle until brown blisters form, about 1 minute per side. Place cooked lefse on a damp towel to cool slightly. Repeat with remaining dough, stacking them on top of each other as they're cooked; cover until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

96 Calories
2g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 326mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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