17 Traditional Norwegian Dishes Worth Trying 

From full meals to side dishes, these are some Norwegian foods you’ll want to be sure you try.

While Norway is famous for its natural beauty and mystical ancient Viking culture, its culinary bounty is lesser known to outsiders. Norway’s bountiful coasts and cold weather dictate a hearty diet of stews, dumplings, meat, and seafood. 

Norwegian soup with cream and salmon

Read on to discover all the tasty Norwegian foods you can try at home.

You’ll find a recipe link for each dish, so you can create a Norwegian smorgasbord for your next dinner party. 

Final Thoughts

Norway’s culinary traditions display a variety of stews, patties, and baked goods that will stick to your bones and keep you warm during those interminably long Nordic winters.

If you’re looking for an authentic Norwegian culinary experience to comfort your belly this winter, try a recipe from my list of Norwegian foods.

Learn about other foods from around the world, like traditional Bosnian dishes!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.