Braunschweiger and Nut Ball Recipe -
Braunschweiger and Nut Ball Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Braunschweiger and Nut Ball

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"My grandmother made this appetizer for family get togethers ever since I was a child, and I now make it every Christmas Eve for the family. It's very easy to make and even the kids like it. I have used chopped pecans, but the walnuts are my favorite. Serve with crackers."

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Original recipe makes 32 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a bowl, mix the braunschweiger, cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/3 of the walnuts by hand. Form into a ball, and refrigerate 30 minutes, or until firm. Roll in the remaining walnuts to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 19, 2005

This is yummy. I also added some very finely chopped white onion and a little hot mustard & served it with mini rye bread. Mini Liverwurst & Onion sandwiches :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 08, 2005

I made this for my family, and I didn't really care for it. But I don't really like liver anyway. A couple people really liked it, but the majority voted it a big NO!


8 Ratings

Apr 18, 2011

My grandmother made this for years. She added chopped onion and 1T lemon juice as well. If you skip the walnuts on top, you can mold this in a salad mold and "frost" with mayo, sour cream or more cream cheese and sprinkle with chopped chives. Thanks for bringing back happy memories!

Jan 18, 2013

Funny reviews!! I've been making this for over 45 years!! It is fantastic!! I've also added some powdered Ranch Dressing mix to it with wonderful results! Yup, it's 'old people's food' - "Get outta here youngin's!" LOL As for the reviewer - 'angelanok' - I bet if the recipe just called for 'Braunschweiger', and not added the words 'liver sausage', both she and her guest would have loved it!! I think her kids must be those proverbially ' PICKY EATERS!! So much for the 'Power of Words'!!

Dec 11, 2005

my hubby likes to make this- not a bit braunschweiger fan myself, but this is pretty good.

Dec 16, 2012

A request filled! My mother asked me to find a recipe like she remembered her grandmother making. I definitely thought this was "old-people" food, but everyone loved it including the kids. Thank you!

Jan 18, 2013

I haven't made this in years. Thanks for the reminder! I used to make it every year for the holidays because my father loved it so much. I use soft cream cheese with chives and onions and only 1 tsp Worcestershire. I also add 1 TBS dry minced onion & 1/4 tsp garlic powder. I roll mine in chopped pecans and serve with wheat crackers. It also freezes well. Oh boy, now I'm really craving this!

Feb 01, 2014

I made this a few times. We are not big fans of cream cheese, both me and my hubby. So I substituted it with plain yogurt. Used less oz than cream cheese so it won't be runny. Serve with crackers. I agree with other reviewers - adding ranch or garlic salt might even improve the dish, but it is really good the way it is. Will try ranch next time. Update - for picture I shaped it like football, dusted with paprika and made "stitches" with squeezable mayo.


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  • Calories
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 15.7 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 191 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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