Liptauer Cheese Spread for #SundaySupper

Liptauer Cheese Spread | Magnolia DaysCars, trucks, and campers were parked as far as the eye could see. The air was filled with a heavenly scent wafting from grills and smokers. Fans congregated around waiting for the feast. Music of all types could be heard while walking through the lots. Tailgating is one of the highlights of attending a major sports event. Football and racing fans really know how to do it right. The food and beverages served range from simple appetizers to gourmet meals. Liptauer cheese spread is a tasty appetizer for any tailgate whether is at the venue or your home.

Tailgating is something I haven’t done in a long time. However, party food is a different story. Tailgating food and party food are about the same thing as far as I’m concerned. There’s something special about it. Perhaps because it usually involves a gathering of people having fun. It’s a time filled with laughing, eating, drinking, and sharing with friends and family.

Liptauer Cheese Spread | Magnolia DaysLiptauer cheese spread is a quick and easy appetizer. It’s made with some of my favorite ingredients. First there’s cream cheese and butter as the base. You know it’s good when it starts out that way. Then a little sour cream goes in along with spicy mustard, onion, and capers to make it nice and savory. Paprika and caraway seeds give it a European flair. Mix it all up, chill it for a bit, and then serve it with cocktail bread or crackers. Or you might find yourself eating it with a spoon which I may or may not have done a few times. Washing it down with a glass of wine or a daiquiri is quite nice too.

Do you tailgate at a sports event or celebrate the game at home? If so, you need recipes whether it is for being at the venue, in your living room, or in your back yard. If not, you still need recipes for any party or entertaining. Be sure to scroll down to find a list and links to lots of recipes. The Sunday Supper bloggers have an incredible offering for the Tailgating event.

Liptauer Cheese Spread
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Yield: Makes 12 to 16 servings
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped capers
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir together or use an electric mixer on low speed to combine until smooth.
  2. Transfer into a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  3. Serve with cocktail bread and/or crackers.

Recipe adapted from the Gulden’s Makes Good Food Taste Great Cookbook (Amazon Affiliate link)

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  1. says

    As a lover of all things dairy, the liptauer cheese spread base suits me beautifully. And I bet the additions of mustard, paprika and anchovies give the dip the perfect balance.

    Speaking of balance, your photo of the track of bread and Liptauer cheese are beautiful!

    • says

      I didn’t know Nigella made it on TV. I’m going to have to look that up and see her version. I do enjoy watching Nigella and she shares great recipes.

  2. says

    Oh wow. I am so hungry and this just pushed me over the edge. This looks fabulous Renee… so creamy and delicious. I love the flavorful combination of ingredients, want to try soon! Great recipe!

  3. says

    I absolutely agree party food = tailgate food which in return equates for fun times with friends and family.

    Your Liptauer Cheese sounds simply amazing. I want to be as the same party as you :)

    • says

      I use the serving dish mainly for bread and crackers. I’ve had it for about 20 years. I can’t remember where I got it because it’s been so long ago.

  4. says

    I’ve never heard of this before but it has some of my favorite ingredients in it so I’m sure it’s a winner! I love the dish that’s holding the bread or crackers….so unique!

  5. says

    I’m with you 100% about tailgating food and party food being the same thing. There is nothing like a good appetizer and yours sounds amazing! I’m loving the combination of anchovies and capers along with the cheese. SO GOOD…and then you add caraway? Be still my heart!!! I’m printing this and will be making it soon! Thanks for the recipe. Oh, I also LOVE that curvey dish. It’s so unusual!

  6. says

    Oh YUM! I’ve never heard of lipatuer cheese spread before, but this looks just fantastic. I’ve recently started making beer cheese spread. I want to try this next!


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