13 Easy Liver Pate Recipes

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Make any of these easy liver pate recipes and you’ll soon see that eating liver is actually enjoyable! Pate is a delicious side dish and snack that packs some serious nutrition with a creamy mouth feel and amazing flavor.

Organ meat recipes are extremely nutrient-dense; liver pate on a keto or carnivore diet is great for beginners and advanced eaters alike! I promise you, making liver pate at least once in your life is worth a try.

How to Make Liver Pate: Step by Step

Liver pate usually begins by searing the liver. If you are working with beef liver or other ruminant liver (lamb, sheep, goat, bison etc) trim off any extra bits and slice it up into thin strips. Chicken, duck, and rabbit livers are small and don’t need any preparation.

Wait for the pan to heat up until it’s very hot and then sear each side in a bit of cooking fat.

Cooking fats can vary from butter to coconut oil, duck fat, or schmaltz.

Let the meat cool slightly and then blend it up with whatever flavorful add-ins the recipe calls for and additional fat.

Pates should chill in the fridge overnight for the best results. This gives time for the flavors to meld together which is important because the noticeable taste of liver decreases at the pate sits and chills.

Using herbs, garlic and onion are great ways disguise the liver if you are not yet accustomed to it.

Read more tips for success and about mental preparation for using organ meats in How to make Beef Liver Pate (and not hate it!).

What are the basic liver pate ingredients?

Bring the nutrition of generations prior and elegance of French cooking into your kitchen with just a handful of ingredients.

Liver pate is naturally low-carb and high-fat, making it a great fit for the keto diet.

For carnivore diet-friendly recipes, keep them elemental (you might just puree liver, butter, and salt together) or pick and choose the herbs you know don’t cause any negative reactions.

Include something from each category and feel free to mix and match!

  1. Liver: beef liver, veal liver, lamb liver, bison liver, pork liver, chicken liver, duck liver
  2. Cooking Fat: butter, coconut oil, duck fat, schmaltz
  3. Herbs: rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, basil
  4. Aromatics: garlic, onion, shallots
  5. Cream: heavy cream, coconut cream (optional)
  6. Alcohol: brandy, cognac, port, sherry (optional)

Liver Pate Nutrition

Liver is a heritage food, savored by traditional cultures across the world. It is a nutrient-dense food with important fat-soluble vitamins all people need for health. Liver may be used specifically for healing the body from malnutrition, anemia, and fatigue.

There are many health benefits of liver. Personally, I would rather eat liver a few times a month than take a multivitamin every day.

If you’re interested in adding in more liver to your diet, start with these 5 Ways to Eat Beef Liver.

Where to buy grass fed liver?

Nose-to-tail eating is an important food philosophy that respectfully uses all parts of the animal which is just one of the benefits of organ meats.

In many cases the nutritional benefits coincide with economic benefits. Due to the low demand of organ meats, they are usually priced quite affordably.

I recommend how to find liver from a local source and also include a list of online retailers in my shopper’s guide on Where to Buy Liver.

Easy Liver Pate Recipes that will Convince you to Liver is Worth Eating

Prepare to be amazed by the deliciousness of liver with these simple pâté recipes that will show you it’s worth giving a try. We’re exploring a lineup of dishes that’ll turn you into a liver enthusiast in no time. No more hesitations about liver and welcome a whole new world of flavor!

Two jars filled with classic beef liver pate.
Classic Beef Liver Pate
Dazzle your dinner guests with a Classic Beef Liver Pate appetizer. It's easy to make and super nutritious! This is the #1 beef liver pate recipe to try. With a simple ingredient list, yet elegant flavor…this could be your new family favorite.
This recipe is alcohol free and calls for butter, with optional heavy cream.
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Low-carb chicken liver mousse with bacon jam on a dark surface.
Chicken Liver Mousse with Bacon Jam
Learn how to make that a light and creamy chicken liver mousse right in your own kitchen. Easy to make and perfect for appetizers, this chicken liver mousse is served with homemade bacon jam!
This recipe uses brandy; omit jam for keto or substitute a keto friendly sweeteners for maple syrup and coconut sugar.
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A dairy-free liver pate served in a white bowl with a sprig of rosemary.
Dairy Free Liver Pate with Ox Liver
This dairy free liver pate with ox liver recipe is an amazing side dish sure to wow dinner guests as well as your own taste buds! Make it in 15 minutes, then chill until you’re ready to serve. Liver pate is an elegant way to boost your nutrition without dairy on a keto, carnivore, paleo, or any healthy diet.
This recipe is diary free and contains no alcohol.
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An easy liver pate recipe on a cutting board with grapes on it.
Romanian Easter Drob
The Romanian Easter drob, Drob de pui, is a traditional appetizer for the Easter brunch. This chicken drob is a very popular twist on the well-known lamb version. This is guaranteed to get liver haters to actually eat and enjoy something made with liver.
This recipe is dairy free and alcohol free.
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Keto Chicken Liver Pate (with Carnivore Option)
Make this keto recipe or enjoy an ultra-simple carnivore style chicken liver pate. It's smooth and creamy; perfect for bread, crackers, and veggie sticks.
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A plate of duck liver parfait.
Duck Liver Parfait
If you've never made a homemade Duck Liver Parfait, you don't know what you are missing out on! It is perfect for canapés or served as a starter at dinner parties. Parfait is not only delicious, but also easy to make. Try it out today!
This recipe contains port and brandy.
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Chicken liver pate in white dish.
Chicken Liver Pâté with Bacon
If you're new to eating chicken liver this pate is for you! Made with bacon, you won't even realize it's healthy. Naturally low in carbohydrates, pate is a tasty side or snack.
This recipe contains brandy.
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Easy Chicken Liver Pate
This delicious chicken liver pâté is naturally low in carbohydrates. Serve it as an appetizer or snack! There is a serious amount of bacon blended up with a litte bit of liver. It is a great combo for bacon lovers!
This recipe is dairy free and contains no alcohol.
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A bowl of chicken liver pate next to a slice of bread with a bite.
Chicken Liver Pate
This Easy Chicken Pate is a family recipe made for spreading, dipping, and freezing. A perfect appetizer for entertaining or a lazy weekend. Here is how to make a version with sesame and sunflower seeds. Follow the helpful step by step instructions and photos and it's impossible to mess up.
This recipe contains alcohol and butter.
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Easter Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs filled with homemade liver pate is a must-try recipe! So delicious, that even people who would not eat liver in any other way, totally love these eggs. No one can resist a creamy chicken liver pate and creme fraiche filling.
This recipe is alcohol free and does contain dairy.
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Chicken Liver Pate – A Tuscan Specialty
Flavored with parsley, sage, capers, and anchovies, this pate wins for being the most creative! A store bought pate can never compare. This one is packed full of flavor and perfect spread on keto bread or added into low carb pasta sauces.
This recipe contains a small amount of alcohol and butter.
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A plate of easy liver pate with bread on the side.
Quick Chicken Liver Pâté (No Alcohol)
Homemade Chicken Liver Pâté is a delicious cold starter to feed a crowd. It has a super smooth and creamy texture thanks to the added cream cheese and will be killer served with veggie sticks. This is a healthy option and quick to make ahead of time!
This recipe has no alcohol and contains dairy.
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Chicken liver pate in a bowl next to two slices of bread.
How To Make Smooth Chicken Liver Pate In One Pan
Try this delicious British style homemade chicken liver pate. The twist of adding in yogut and tomato paste is very unique! I bet you can’t just have one spoonful. Made from scratch in one pan and freezer friendly, this traditional family recipe is one to pass down from generation to generation.
This recipe calls for brandy and butter.
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2 thoughts on “13 Easy Liver Pate Recipes”

  1. There are so many great options here and ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of! I love the idea of the pate in the deviled eggs, that is quite original. Thanks for a great, comprehensive selection of liver pate recipes, can’t wait try each of them. Cheers!

    • I’ll be going through the list too! Liver pate is a favorite of mine and I love trying new combinations. It’s a dish I bring to parties a lot, people are always surprised by how good pate really is!


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