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Garlic Basil Butter

Instead of serving plain butter alongside an assortment of fresh breads, prepare this herb-laden whipped butter. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1/2 cup


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Fresh sage and thyme


  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, basil, parsley and garlic powder. Beat on medium-low speed until mixture is combined. Garnish with sage and thyme.
Nutrition Facts
1 teaspoon: 101 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Aug 13, 2016

    Awesome! I made as written. I used the butter to top off finished steaks and to grill thick sliced mushrooms.

  • lynnwright
    May 24, 2015

    I made this butter a couple days ago but used fresh minced garlic. It was an instant hit!.

  • kitzer
    Aug 20, 2014

    I've been making this for a long time. Most of the time, unless in a pinch, I use fresh minced/chopped garlic. I also add a few 'turns' of fresh ground pepper - just because!! I've added fresh chopped chives and/or dill weed also. I try to keep it on hand for topping a bowl of hot pasta with a sprinkle of parmesan or toast or any meat right out of the pan or oven, for the finishing touch!! It also freezes quite well in a tightly sealed small container.

  • pattibourey
    Nov 24, 2013

    Very good spread. We used it for our rolls at Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone liked it.

  • tjensen
    Nov 24, 2008

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