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Braunschweiger Dip

Braunschweiger Dip – Turn braunschweiger into a creamy dip that is great on crackers or bread and perfect for the center of your holiday spread.

braunschweiger dip in a bowl with crackers


If you are from the Mid-West than you probably grew up with Braunscheiger as part of your holidays. My grandpa used to actually just take slices of braunschweiger and put it on bread as a sandwich!

Then I met my husband and his mom makes this dip every year at the holidays, and the family just goes crazy for it!

braunschweiger dip ingredients

What Is Braunschweiger

Braunschweiger is Liverwurst or a type of sausage. It is a German sausage that is made with pork liver, salt, beef, onions and spices. It is a soft, creamy, spreadable sausage that is a little peppery in flavor.

How To Eat Braunschweiger

You can just slice oft pieces to eat or put on bread to eat as a sandwich. Or it makes a great dip that you can put on crackers when you mix with cream cheese and a few other ingredients.

braunschweiger ingredients in a mixing bowl

What’s In Braunschweiger Dip

  • Braunschweiger
  • Mayo
  • Cream Cheese
  • Onion
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire Sauce

How To Make Braunschweiger Dip

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  1. It is best to soften the cream cheese and braunschweiger so that you can mix them easily.
  2. Depending on how your braunschweiger is packaged, make sure to remove the outside wrap. It is almost like a casing, but not quite. Either way, you don’t want to eat it.
  3. Next just mix everything together until it is smooth. You can use a mixer or a spatula, either works just find.
  4. Store in an air tight container for 24 hours before serving for the most flavor to develop.
braunschweiger mixed together in a bowl


You really want to let this dip sit for 24 hours before serving for the flavors to develop and come together. If you try it right after it is made and then again 24 hours later, it will taste completely different! Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Serving Braunschweiger Dip

You can serve this dip with many things, but crackers are the favorite in our family.

  • Triscuits
  • Wheat Thins
  • Celery Sticks
  • Toasted Bread
  • Bell Peppers
looking down on bowl of braunschweiger tip with crackers

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Braunschweiger Dip

cropped close up braunschweiger dip in a bowl with crackers

Braunschweiger Dip - Turn braunschweiger into a creamy dip that is great on crackers or bread and perfect for the center of your holiday spread.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 pound Braunschweiger
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese


    1. Bring Braunschweiger and cream cheese to room temperature. 
    2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients together.  You can use a stand mixer or a mixing bowl a wooden spoon. Mix until smooth and well combined.
    3. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.
    4. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 133Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 41mgSodium 281mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 3g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Tuesday 27th of December 2011

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!

Kiri W.

Sunday 25th of December 2011

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


Friday 23rd of December 2011

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

Emily @ Life on Food

Friday 23rd of December 2011

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.

Kim Bee

Friday 23rd of December 2011

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

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