Garlic Butter

Learn how to make garlic butter with just 4 ingredients! Creamy, savory, and rich, it's a delicious topping for potatoes, dinner rolls, noodles, and more.

garlic butter

What’s better than regular butter? Garlic butter! This spread is rich and, well, buttery, brimming with savory garlic flavor. It’s quick to stir together, and it lasts for days in the fridge. Keep it on hand for slathering onto bagels and toast, tossing with noodles, dotting onto baked potatoes, and more. It’s such an easy way to amp up the flavor in simple, everyday meals.

Garlic butter recipe ingredients

How to Make Garlic Butter

This homemade garlic butter recipe has to be one of the simplest on the blog. It only calls for 4 basic ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter,
  • garlic,
  • finely chopped fresh parsley or chives,
  • and salt.

Big tip: In order for you to make this recipe, the butter will need to be at room temperature. Set it out on the counter at least an hour ahead so that it has time to soften.

Recipe ingredients in a small glass bowl

When the butter is soft and spreadable, place all the ingredients in a small bowl, and stir until they are well-combined.

Enjoy the butter right away, or store it in the fridge for later use. So easy!

Hand mixing garlic butter with spatula

How to Use Garlic Butter

There are so many ways to use this garlic butter! Here are a few of my favorites:

How do you like to use garlic butter? Let me know in the comments!

Garlic butter recipe

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If you love this recipe, try one of these butters or spreads next:

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Garlic Butter

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Prep Time: 5 mins
Serves 8
This easy garlic butter keeps well for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. It's a delicious topping for bread, potatoes, and vegetables. Find my favorite serving suggestions in the post above.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley or chives
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir together the softened butter, parsley, garlic, and salt.
  • Serve on toasted baguette or bake onto garlic bread. Find more serving suggestions in the post above.

Notes

Make this recipe vegan by using vegan butter and omitting the salt.

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

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