Bavarian Party Dip

Bavarian Party Dip is a Cincinnati Ohio creation of liverwurst  with cream cheese,  onions and olives served up on Ritz crackers or party rye bread.
Bavarian Party Dip

Bavarian Party Dip

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Bavarian Party Dip is my recipe of the day for a blogging event for Football Food recipes. We are  sharing snacks for the game and this recipe  honors “Who  Dey?” as the Cincinnati team’s food of choice.

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Bavarian Party Dip

The dip  is called Bavarian, but that only has to do with the German style liverwurst spread. Or braunschweiger. The recipe does not hail  from  Germany at all. It  comes from Cincinnati.

That is notorious for the odor it has so many people don’t usually like it. But here in German settled “Porkopolis” (Cincinnati), folks on  the West side have come up with a way to  make it tasty.

The onion and olive take the stink right out. You might notice I am a little dubious about the meat, but made  it for my husband. My brother used to like it too  but braunschweiger was never my thing.

However, I happily  ate 4-5 crackers with this on top and didn’t have the usual reaction to it. So if you have somebody who likes braunschweiger or liverwurst, give this a try. Others at your game watching party may be in for it too.

And of course,  all the Bengals  fans. They say it’s not a party  unless you have this and  the Hanky Panks. Obviously  the little party rye bread is sold  out all over town. It’s a ‘Nati thang.

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Bavarian Party Dip

Bavarian Party Dip

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Bavarian  Party Dip

Bavarian Party Dip

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 200 kcal


Bavarian Party Dip (yield 2 cups):

  • 8 ounces braunschweiger or liverwurst
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup finely minced onion
  • 1/4 cup minced pimento stuffed olives
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Stir together ingredients.
  • Garnish with a few more chopped olives if you like.
  • Serve on Ritz crackers or rye party bread.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 6gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 475mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 8242IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
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3 responses

    • You have probably seen it as braunschweiger. The imported stuff is usually just called liverwurst. It tastes pretty much like liver pate without any wine.

  1. Love learning about other places food favorites! Put me down for the chili and the hanky panky and the pizza and … LOL

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