Garlic-Herb Butter

Garlic Herb Butter

This garlic-herb butter is delicious on everything: grilled or foil-wrapped bread, burgers, fish, veggies, or just about anything else you can think of.

There are only two steps:

1. Mix the herbs into the butter.

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2.  Wrap it in plastic wrap.

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Garlic-Herb Butter

Garlic-Herb Butter


  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped mixed fresh herbs {or 1/4 tablespoon of each dried herbs}, including parsley, chives, basil, oregano, and/or tarragon leaves {I use parsley, basil, and oregano}
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature


  1. Place the herbs, garlic, pepper, and butter in a small mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy.
  2. Mound the flavored butter in the center of a piece of plastic wrap and roll it up into a cylinder, twisting the ends to compact the butter.
  3. Chill the butter in the refrigerator or freezer until firm.


Store unused herbed butter in the refrigerator or freezer. The original recipe says to store in the refrigerator for 5 days or the freezer for 3 months. I keep mine in the refrigerator {sometimes for months} and I've never had a problem with it spoiling.

I would love to hear of any delicious ways you use herb butter.

Recipe source: Slightly adapted from How To Grill by Steven Raichlen

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11 Responses to Garlic-Herb Butter

  1. Leilani October 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    Sounds like this would make some life-changing French bread, dontcha think? 😉

    • Lori October 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm #


  2. Stephanie @ Steph Loves Cake October 11, 2013 at 4:22 am #

    Funny how expensive this is in the store. I love herb butter but never make the time to make it myself. Time to do it. Thanks for sharing!!

    Stopping by from tasty tuesdays x

  3. Chastity @ My Rays of Sunshine October 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    I am going to make this! I love garlic butter and I usually buy the Kerry Gold pre-packaged one at the store. Your easy to follow recipe is making me think I can do it on my own!

    Thank you for sharing this on Wine’d Down Wednesday! I hope to see you next week.

  4. Sherri @ MadeFromPinterest October 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    I love this idea but have never gotten around to doing it! You have me motivated.

  5. Kim~madeinaday October 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    This is great~ Stopping by to let you know I am featuring your Garlic-her butter tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up last week!

    • Lori October 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

      What a happy surprise. You just made my day. Thank you so much.

  6. Cara~ January 28, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    I just made this tonight at work ~ it was delicious!!! THANKS 🙂

    • Lori January 28, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

      I’m glad you liked it, sis! What did you spread it on?

      • ~Cara January 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

        I made garlic cheese bread with our spaghetti.


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