Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 mins

This is my favorite lefse recipe. When I make this I think of who made these. She is not with us any more so this is real special to me. The way most Norwegians in Iowa/Minnisota eat this is with butter and sugar, also with butter and jelly. Hope you enjoy your Lefse. The time does not include making mashed potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups mashed potatoes (cold & no liquids added)
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup flour (scant)


  1. Mix all ingredients together and knead well.
  2. Roll into long rolls, cut into 12 pieces.
  3. Roll out on a floured board (using as little flour as possible) about the size of a dinner plate.
  4. Bake on a hot grill, turning before lefse sticks and when brown spot and bubbles appear.
  5. Watch closely; it doesn't take long.
Most Helpful

Thanks!! This was easy to do and the results were excellent. My Norwegian husband said they tasted like his Granny's.

VO August 24, 2008