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Vegan Kartoffelkäse (Potato Cheese Spread)

Recipe for a vegan Kartoffelkäse (Potato Cheese Spread), which is a traditional Austrian/Bavarian Spread. Easy to make & great with fresh bread!

Kartoffelkäse - Potato Cheese Spread
Kartoffelkäse, which translates to Potato Cheese, is a traditional Austrian/Bavarian Spread. It doesn’t contain any cheese but it’s called like that due to its creamy consistency and milky taste. The spread is easy to make and really good – trust me on this one. It’s delicious for brunch with some Homemade Basic White Bread or lye pretzels.

If you don’t like raw onions at all, you can always cook them a bit in the pan before adding them to the cheese to make the flavor softer.

I’ve used a vegan sour cream from a local brand (Joya), but Follow Your Heart has one too! This recipe is as Austrian as it can get – a fluffy potato cheese spread.

Kartoffelkäse - Potato Cheese Spread

Kartoffelkäse (Potato Cheese Spread)

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a vegan Kartoffelkäse (Potato Cheese Spread), which is a traditional Austrian/Bavarian Spread. It's super fluffy and easy to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Condiment, Dip
Cuisine Austrian, German, Vegan
Servings 2 cups
Calories 510 kcal


  • 3 large potatoes floury potatoes work best
  • 1 cup vegan sour cream Follow Your Heart, Joya,...
  • 1/4 medium onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper
  • fresh chives to top


  • Wash the potatoes. (You can remove the skin if you want to, but you don't have to)
  • Cook the potatoes until soft.
  • Meanwhile finely dice the onion.
  • Transfer the cooked potatoes into a bowl and mash them with a potato masher. (I like it chunky, but feel free to mash it long enough until no bigger pieces are left)
  • Mix in the sour cream, onion, and spices. Stir.
  • Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Top with chives and enjoy.


If you're not a fan of raw onions, you can cook them in a pan before adding them into the Potato Cheese Spread.


Calories: 510kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 12gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 1178mgPotassium: 1339mgFiber: 8gSugar: 8gVitamin C: 37.5mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 10.4mg
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Kartoffelkäse - Potato Cheese Spread

Kartoffelkäse - Potato Cheese Spread
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Sunday 11th of September 2022

Hi - your recipe states to dice the onion in step 3 but then doesn't state to include it in the mix?! I'm sure you intended in step 5 to mix with spice and onion, right?


Tuesday 4th of October 2022

Yes, you're totally right! I updated it in the recipe :)

Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Friday 17th of July 2015

Oh yum! This cheese spread looks awesome, Bianca! Lovely lovely share! :)


Friday 17th of July 2015

thanks my dear!!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015

What a yummy combination! ;)


Wednesday 4th of March 2015

it totally is! Thank you, Florian :)