Garlic Basil Butter adds a big flavor and dresses up any meal. It's easy to make, and oh-so-very good!
If you loved my Cowboy Butter, you have to try this.
If you like making your own compound butters, you're going to love this recipe. With fresh minced garlic and basil, it's got so much great flavor. And let me just tell you that it makes THE. MOST. AMAZING. GARLIC BREAD. EVER. For real, folks, ah-mazing.
Here's what you'll need to make your own Garlic Basil Butter:
- salted butter
- cloves garlic
- fresh basil leaves
- Add the butter to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Whip the butter until smooth and creamy.
- Remove from the mixer and add the minced garlic and chopped basil. Use a spatula to fold the garlic and basil into the butter.
- Spread the butter mixture onto a piece of parchment paper about 4 inches long, by 2 inches wide. Roll the butter up in the parchment paper to make a long. Refrigerate until firm before cutting into slices.
(Alternatively, you can also transfer the Garlic Basil Compound Butter into an airtight container such as a mason jar).
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Try this butter on our air fryer corn on the cob - it's so good! In fact, this butter is delicious you'll want to put it on pasta, baked potatoes, risotto and so much more! It's also delicious on crispy smashed potatoes.
Compound butter makes the best garlic bread you have ever tasted!
If you want to get a little fancy, check out these butter rosettes.
A little bit of freshly ground black pepper or ¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese would be a great way to add even more flavor.
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- Add a garlicky kick to any recipe with my Cowboy Butter Dipping Sauce.
- If you love Benihana Butter, you can make it at home with a few easy ingredients!
Ok, so I'm a little obsessed with making these flavorful DIY 'condiments.' I've been making my own compound butters like this for years. They add so much flavor to your dishes (like my Petite Sirloin).
Or, you can use them to make a butter board (have you seen the TikTok trend??) It's a fun addition to any dinner party.
They're especially nice when you're having company, because they look so fancy. But, I promise you, these are very easy to make! And as a bonus, they're a great way to use up extra fresh herbs. These compound butters will last in the refrigerator for several months.
Garlic Basil Butter
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- 2 cups salted butter room temperature
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 6-8 basil leaves finely chopped
- Add the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Whip the butter until smooth and creamy.2 cups salted butter
- Remove from the mixer and add the minced garlic and chopped basil. Use a spatula to fold the garlic and basil into the butter.2 cloves garlic, 6-8 basil leaves
- Spread the butter mixture onto a piece of parchment paper about 4 inches long, by 2 inches wide. Roll the butter up in the parchment paper to make a log. Refrigerate until firm before cutting into slices (about 1 hour).
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This recipe was originally published on Kids Activities Blog.