This herb butter is so delicious and you can use it on a variety of foods and dishes.
This savory herb butter goes well not only on breads, biscuits, and rolls, but also on meats, such as turkey, pork chops, and steak.
You might also know herb butter as compound butter.
Compound butter is so incredibly easy to make and this herb butter recipe is no different. You just take softened butter and mix it with a variety of herbs.
What is herb butter or compound butter?
Herb butter is a type of compound butter. Compound butter is when you take butter (not margarine) and mix it with a variety of herbs or spices to make flavored butter. You typically roll it into a log after mixing or use a butter mold. Then, you cut off pats of butter to use.
Can I use dry herbs?
Yes, you absolutely can use dry herbs.
The ratio is 1 teaspoon of dry herbs for every 1 tablespoon of fresh. So, for this recipe you would use 4 teaspoons of dry herbs.
Just be aware that some dried herbs don't keep the same taste compared to when they are fresh.
What herbs are in herb butter?
One of the best things about herb butter is that you can customize to your tastes and preferences. Here are a few herb mixture ideas:
Garlic, thyme, sage, and rosemary - this is so delicious on pork chops, or turkey.
Mint - goes well on lamb.
parsley & thyme or chives - try this on mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, steak or corn on the cob.
Garlic, rosemary, thyme, parsley - perfect on a loaf of French bread for garlic bread.
Unsalted or Salted Butter?
You can use either salted or unsalted butter. I typically use unsalted and sometimes add a dash of salt if I feel it's needed.
How long does herb butter last in the fridge?
You can store herb butter in your fridge for up to a month.
Can you freeze herb butter?
Yes, you can freeze herb butter for up to 6 months.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 4 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped (such as parsley, chives, thyme, rosemary)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
How to Make Herb Butter
Step 1: Use a mixer to beat the softened butter.
Step 2: Add herbs and mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well blended.
Step 3: Place butter on parchment paper, cover and roll into log
Step 4: Twist ends of parchment paper
Step 5: Chill in refrigerator at least 24 hours before serving.
Savory Herb Butter Recipe
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 4 tbsp fresh herbs chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper ground
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well blended.Place butter on parchment paper, cover and roll into a log.Twist ends of parchment paper.Chill in refrigerator at least 24 hours before serving.