Watch Us Make: Flavored Butters

Turn plain butter into a flavorful spread, perfect for corn on the cob season.

It’s no secret we home cooks love our butter. It tastes heavenly, whether slathered on a piece of toast, tossed with noodles, or globbed onto corn on the cob. Our California-Style Butter takes the already delicious ingredient up a notch.

Created by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, the recipe may taste gourmet, but it’s easy to make. Start off with a stick of butter, softened. Chop up a few ingredients, like minced olives and fresh rosemary, whose sharp, aromatic flavors cut through the creamy butter. Blend the two together. The result? A bright, creamy topping that’s almost as versatile as plain butter, and a lot more flavorful.

Once you learn the basic method, you can make all kinds of flavored butters. Find four of our favorites here.

Looking for more easy ways to get more flavor from your food? We’ve rounded up our best 25 homemade condiment recipes for inspiration.