Braunschweiger Dip


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Let me just say, I can’t stand this dip.  My husband, on the other hand could probably live on the stuff!  This is a Christmas tradition on my husband’s side of the family.  His mom and her side of the family love this dip.  My 6 year old, who is the pickiest eater ever, eats it too.  Braunschweiger is Liverwurst that you mix with cream cheese and other things to make a creamy dip.   It pairs well with wheat crackers. This recipe makes a lot of dip, but it does keep well in the fridge.  You could easily cut the recipe in half.  I have no idea where this recipe came from, it was given to me by my mother-in-law.  I will have to ask her where this originated when they get here tomorrow.

Before I met my husband I had never heard of Braunschweiger before, and had no idea you could buy it in a regular grocery store.  But you can!  It looks like this, and you find it near the hot dogs, and lunch meat.



Braunschweiger Dip

1 pound Braunschweiger (2 packages)
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/3 cup Onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup Mayo (I use Light)
2 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
8 oz cream cheese (I use 1/3rd less fat)

Bring Braunschweiger and cream cheese to room temperature.  In a large bowl mix all ingredients together.  A fork works well to break up the Braunschweiger.
Refrigerate for 24 hours for best flavor.  Serve with crackers.



  1. My dad loves Braunschweiger, too…and I know he would love this dip. LOL, it seems quite a departure from your usual blog posts! Merry Christmas!

    • It is quite the departure! Hubby loves it, it is for the Holidays, so it got posted :)
      Hope you and your family have a great Christmas!

  2. I couldn’t keep a snicker from exploding with the words, “I can’t stand this dish.” That’s a first. I love it. I’ve never heard of Braunschweiger before either, but I do know what liverwurst is and can’t stand the stuff. I’d be with you. But like the liver I cook for Hubby, I think it’s awesome that you make it for you husband even though you can’t stand it. Bravo! Happy new year.

  3. I bet this would do well in my house…my mom used to buy sliced liverwurst and just cover it in yellow mustard. It was actually pretty delicious haha. Might have to give this one a shot if even the little guy is loving it!

  4. lol…awesome. At least your husband is happy. I’m wondering if I should try it…hmmmm

  5. Such a glowing recommendation! That’s hilarious Erin!!

  6. LOL.. I could almost hear the disgust in your voice through the post on how much you dislike this dish. It’s sweet that you make it because your husband and son both like it… it must run in their genes. :) I bet my brother and mother would like this dip…. I may just make it with a few “spicy twists” and see what the family says. I’ll let you know if they are with your hubby or you after they taste it. :) Have a Very MERRY CHRISTMAS!! ~ Ramona

  7. Love it when a chef starts out with “I hate this recipe…but”. I know I’ll adore it since I smash up liverwurst with some brandy and spices and pass it off, successfuly, as pate.. And might I add that amazingly enough this dip reminds me of the expensive stuff.

  8. I’ve never heard of this either and I find it fabulous that you are bringing us a recipe you personally dont’ like. That’s great! Because tastes differ, of course.

  9. Laughed at this post! I don’t like liverwurst, but my sis eats it like it was candy! I am going to forward this to her, because she can’t make a good cheeseball. (in her words,not mine!)

  10. You crack me up! I have to say – I like liverwurst a LOT, but only Boarshead. I wouldn’t touch the stuff before that! I’m thinking I’d really like this one! Can we still be friends?

  11. I love this post. My hubs has a couple I can’t stand either. Great job Erin, love the honesty!!

  12. I am one hundred percent on your side with this one. I don’t think I will be trying this recipe anytime soon. You are one great wife to make it for your husband.

  13. I’ve never heard of this dip, but I’m always willing to try anything once =)

  14. Huh, we have Braunschweiger leberwurst all the time here in Germany, but I’ve never seen a dip. Sounds tasty!

  15. Eva says:

    I have to agree, it does sound and look disgusting! But it is awfully generous of you to make it for your husband and his family!


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