Learn how to make garlic butter in less than ten minutes with only three ingredients! This savory spread is amazing on a piece of bread or served with grilled vegetables.
Butter - I always use unsalted butter in my recipe unless stated otherwise. If you only have salted butter, don't add any more salt to the recipe.
Did you know it is super easy to make your own homemade butter? All you need is heavy cream and a mixer!
You can use margarine or plant-based butter for lactose-free or vegan butter.
Fresh herbs - I love using fresh herbs when I make garlic butter, but you can also use dried herbs. Dried herbs have a stronger flavor, so use about half.
Lemon juice - this gives the butter a fresh taste. You can also omit this, but it will make the herb butter milder.
You should always use freshly squeezed lemon juice the end product will taste so much better!
Making your own garlic butter is super simple. All you need to do is soften the butter so you can easily stir in the herbs.
Take the butter out of the fridge an hour before you want to make this recipe will be soft enough to process.
Finely chop the garlic and herbs and squeeze out the lemon juice. Add the herbs, lemon juice, garlic, and salt to the butter and mix until everything is well combined.
You can serve the butter in a small bowl, roll it into plastic wrap, and cut it into ¼-inch slices.
Uses and serving tips
- Spread some on a slice of baguette or toast! This makes a great party appetizer or snack.
- Make garlic bread.
- Serve some with steak or pork chops at a BBQ.
- It is amazing over vegetables or potatoes!
- You could even stir some into mashed potatoes. This really takes your potatoes to the next level!
- Let it melt over your favorite seafood. Garlic butter shrimp, anyone?
To make this recipe, you will need a bowl, a citrus press, and some nice dishes to serve the garlic butter.
Garlic butter will keep in the fridge for about a week. If you want it to last longer, you can store it in the freezer.
Frozen, it will keep for about a year! Wrap it in some plastic wrap or put it in a container before freezing.
When you are ready to serve, let it thaw completely in the fridge and give it a quick stir.
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- 2 sticks of butter
- 2 garlic cloved
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsely
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Put the softened butter in a mixing bowl and add the herbs, lemon juice, salt, and garlic.
- Mix it well until everything is combined.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 315mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g