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    Add some flavor to your meals with this simple and delicious homemade garlic butter recipe. This easy compound butter is seasoned with fresh parsley and takes minutes to make.

    close up image of garlic and herb butter in a jar

    If you are looking for an easy way to elevate your everyday meals, then this garlic butter recipe is a must! Ready to use in minutes, or make a larger batch so that it’s always on hand.

    Perfectly seasoned, there are so many uses for it. Whether it’s to spread on bread, season chicken, or add to grilled steaks, this basic recipe is a keeper!

    Be sure to check out my post on how to make Homemade Butter!

    Why you will love this garlic butter recipe!

    • Easy to make: Just mix the ingredients together and it’s ready to use!
    • Simple ingredients: You only need three main ingredients plus a little salt and pepper for seasoning.
    • Make ahead: This garlic butter can be used straight away, but it also has a good shelf life and is also freezer- friendly.
    homemade garlic butter in a jar

    Ingredients

    To make garlic butter you will need the following simple ingredients:

    • Butter: This recipe uses unsalted butter. You can use salted, just decrease the amount of added salt.
    • Garlic cloves: Finely mince or grate the garlic for the strongest flavor and best texture. If not used straight away, the garlic flavor will become more pronounced. I don’t recommend substituting it with garlic powder.
    • Parsley: Chopped parsley adds a nice freshness. You can use other fresh herbs like thyme or dill too.
    • Salt and Pepper
    ingredients for garlic butter recipe

    How to make garlic butter

    • Add all ingredients into a small serving bowl, and mix until combined.
    • Keep refrigerated.
    • Serve over sweet potatoes, vegetables, chicken, or as a spread on bread.
    process images of making garlic butter

    How long does it keep?

    Once you have made your garlic butter, cover it or store it in an airtight container or a jar and keep it refrigerated. It will keep well for up to 2 weeks. If using as a spread, take it out of the fridge to soften for 30 minutes before you want to use it.

    Can you freeze this garlic herb butter?

    Yes! This seasoned butter will keep well frozen for up to 6 months. If you plan on freezing it, it’s careful to wrap it well to protect it from freezer burn.

    Once you have mixed your butter, spoon it onto a piece of parchment or wax paper and wrap it around to cover, then wrap in a piece of plastic wrap. You can thaw the garlic herb butter in the fridge overnight, or for around an hour or two at room temperature.

    garlic and herb butter in a jar

    How do you use it?

    There are so many ways to make the most of this garlic butter spread to easily add flavor to your favorite meals.

    • Place on baked potatoes, smashed potatoes, or baked sweet potatoes.
    • Add to cooked veggies like broccoli, green beans or peas.
    • Add to mashed potatoes.
    • Top a grilled steak.
    • Make garlic butter shrimp with a little bit of lemon juice or use it in other seafood dishes.
    • Use as a spread on dinner rolls.
    • Use this garlic and herb butter to season a whole chicken before roasting.

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • Garlic butter keeps well for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.
    • Soften your butter before mixing it with the other ingredients so that everything combines easily.
    • You can use any butter or spread to make this recipe. Grass fed butter or vegan butter will all work.
    butter with garlic and herbs in a jar

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    Garlic Butter

    Add some flavor to your meals with this simple and delicious homemade garlic butter recipe. This easy compound butter is seasoned with fresh parsley and takes minutes to make.
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 8 servings
    Calories 103kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Add all ingredients into a small serving bowl, and using a fork mash and mix until combined.
    • Store in a jar and keep refrigerated.
    • Serve over sweet potatoes, vegetables, chicken, or as a spread on bread.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Garlic butter keeps well for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.
    • Soften your butter before mixing it with the other ingredients so that everything combines easily.
    • You can use any butter or spread to make this recipe. Grass-fed butter or vegan butter will all work.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Condiment
    Cuisine American
    Keyword compound garlic butter, homemade garlic butter, how to make garlic butter
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    Jan

    Do you still add salt if using salted butter or only if using unsalted butter?

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