The best homemade garlic butter with herbs – recipes and ideas

by Kremy

Homemade garlic butter is something that every housewife would love to have available at any time. A mixture of natural butter with aromatic and flavorful additives is widely used for sandwiches and not only. This is a universal product for snacks, main dishes, side dishes and generally – for anything. For example, this flavorful addition will make your sandwich, fish fillet, roasted meat or grilled pork chop incredibly tasty.

the best garlic butter recipes

Garlic butter is prepared in a few minutes, but requires cooling. You can add fresh or roasted cloves, a variety of herbs and we shall give you some recipes and ideas for different combinations with fresh herbs so you can choose the one that matches your taste.

Before proceeding with the recipes, let’s say a few words about the benefits of garlic. For thousands of years, it was believed to have medicinal properties and even nowadays very few people doubt the antimicrobial properties of this plant. It contains vitamins C and B6, manganese, selenium and other antioxidants and has many benefits to human health. Due to the anti-oxidant properties of Allicin, this amazing plant helps to lower cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart disease, regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The antioxidants may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease as well as dementia and “kills” almost any microbes and is the best remedy for the common cold.

How to make and store homemade garlic butter?

homemade garlic butter recipes directions


To prepare homemade garlic butter is not difficult at all. The main ingredient is soft butter which is mixed with additional ingredients. When you add herbs or greens, always use fresh ones because they have a stronger flavor than dried ones. All ingredients are mixed with the help of a spoonful until the mixture becomes homogeneous. If you make a batch, you can also prepare larger quantities which can be kept in the fridge for a long time. If you want the butter to last even longer, you also have the option to freeze it and thaw it if necessary.

You can use your flavorful butter in many different ways – as a toast spread, as an addition to steaks, fish or seafood, pasta and even homemade popcorn. Add it to steamed broccoli, mashed vegetables or baked potatoes for an instant boost of taste and flavor.

The best homemade garlic butter with herbs recipes

recipes butter with herbs and spices

We selected some of the best recipes which you can prepare for just minutes. Read on and choose the one that you like best!

Basic homemade garlic butter recipe

how to make homemade garlic butter


    • 250 g Butter
    • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • dill, optional


    • Take out the butter from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature until soft.
    • Crush the cloves.
    • Add the sea salt and mix well.
    • Place the mixture on parchment or foil, roll into the shape of a cigar and fasten the edges, as in a large candy.
  • Keep in the refrigerator or in the freezer.

Homemade garlic paste butter recipe

baked garlic paste step by step instructions homemade butter with herbs


    • 2 heads of garlic
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 200 g. butter
    • Greens to taste
  • 1 tsp Sea salt


    • Cut the tops of each head of garlic.
    • Drizzle a little olive oil on each head (about a tablespoon per head). Wrap tightly in aluminum foil and place in a small baking tray, pre-greased with vegetable oil. Bake in a pre-heated oven (180 degrees) for about 45 minutes.
    • Carefully peel off the cloves.
    • Mash the baked cloves into a paste.
    • Mix the softened butter and the paste.
    • Add chopped greens and salt to taste.
    • Place the mixture on parchment or foil, roll it and fasten the edges.
  • Keep in the refrigerator or in the freezer.

Homemade garlic butter with fresh herbs recipes

How to make butter with fresh herbs

We would like to introduce you to some recipes with a variety of fresh herbs that you can use at any time as they are quick and easy to prepare. We even suggest you try out every recipe to find your new favorite. If you want to make your own herb butter, why not start right now!

Homemade garlic butter with thyme

garlic and thyme butter recipes

    • 250 g soft butter
    • 15 g Fresh thyme
  • 3 minced garlic cloves

This recipe is excellent for white fish, meat and grilled vegetables.

Garlic, lemon and dill butter recipe

Garlic lemon and dill butter recipe

This recipe is a great addition to baked and boiled potatoes, as well as for chicken, fish and seafood.


    • 250 g soft butter
    • 50 g dill
    • 3 minced garlic cloves
    • 1 tsp lemon zest
    • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


    • Let the butter soften at room temperature.
    • Zest the lemon and squeeze the juice.
    • Chop the dill and mix with the lemon zest and juice. Stir the mixture to a homogeneous consistency.
  • Wrap in foil and store in the refrigerator or in freezer.

DIY herb butter with spring garlic

homemade butter with fresh herbs

    • 150 g spring garlic
    • 200 g soft butter
    • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 drops of lemon juice

Chop the spring garlic and add it to soft butter. Season with salt and a few drops of fresh lemon juice, mix well and store in the refrigerator. You can use this for roasted chicken, as a toast spread, or with baked, boiled or steamed vegetables.

Lemon herb butter

DIY herbs and garlic butter

    • 1/2 cup soft butter
    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
    • 2 teaspoons fresh, chopped parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced thyme
  • Salt to taste

This is an excellent option to spice up delicious baguettes. Simply cut the baguette lengthwise, spread the butter and put it in the oven.

Garlic butter with dried tomatoes

Garlic and dried tomatoes butter

    • 2 tbsp chopped, dried tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 minced garlic clove
    • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Italian herbs and garlic homemade butter

DIY homemade butter with herbs

    • 1/2 cup soft butter
    • 2 chopped garlic cloves
    • 1/2 tablespoon fresh rosemary
    • 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme
    • 1/2 tablespoon fresh chives
  • Black pepper and salt to taste

This recipe will take you directly to the south and make you feel like you are on vacation. In addition to the above listed ingredients you can add some basil as well.

Garlic butter with sage recipe

homemade garlic and sage butter recipe

    • 200 g soft butter
    • 1 handful of sage
    • 2 teaspoons medium mustard
    • 30 g Parmesan cheese
    • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • Sea salt and pepper to season

Garlic and herbs butter with Parmesan cheese

Garlic and herbs butter with Parmesan cheese

    • 200 g soft butter
    • 1 tsp lemon zest
    • juice of half a lemon
    • 2 chopped garlic cloves
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 or 2 pinches of hot paprika powder

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