Norwegian Fishy Mac & Cheese

Originally it’s called Fiskegrateng in Norway, but in translation it means or is similar to Mac & Cheese with fish.

As with many kids has Mac & Cheese as their favorite meal, this was what I wanted as my birthday dinner pick when I was young.


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Fishy Mac & Cheese Video

My favorite meal as a kid, and its eaten all over Norway. All the way from North to South it’s a favorite on Norwegian dinner tables. 

Originaly it’s called Fiskegrateng in Norway, but in translation it means Mac & Cheese with fish.

This is a traditional Norwegian meal, served for dinner. It’s healthy, and kids would beg you to serve them fish for dinner. And if they ask for Mac & Cheese make this. I used to love it as kid, and even pick it as my birthday dinner every year. 


  1. Start by bringing a fit casserole pot with water to boil.
  2. Add the macaroni when the water comes to a boil. Rinse in cold water after suggested boiling time on package. You should be able to do this while doing the tasks below.
  3. Melt butter and add flour until mixture thickens.
  4. Then add milk 1-2 dl at the time. Stir well before adding another.
  5. When it has become a sauce like consistence, add the spices(salt, pepper and 2 tsp. nutmeg)
  6. Blend in the macaroni and fish
  7. If the fish is frozen you need to let it cook on mid heat while stirring lightly.
  8. Add everything to a large casserole dish.
  9. Sprinkle shredded cheese and dried bread crumbs on top.
  10. Cook in the oven for about 25-30 minutes at 200oC
  11. Boil potatoes and shred carrots. Finish off with melted butter on top, and impress your family and friends


You can feed your kids love and healthier food.


Preparation Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

25-30 minutes

Oven Temperature

200o Celsius

390o Fahrenheit

It was my favorite dish as a kid. Do I have to say any more!

Thomas Haarr


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