Basil Flavored Butter Recipe

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During the summer we have a bountiful supply of fresh basil. I make up a several batches of Garlic Basil Butter at one time, freeze them for use throughout the year. It can be used on vegetables, fish, corn, warm'll find many uses for this tasty butter. —Donna Noecker, Plano, Texas
Recommended: 25 Fresh Basil Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients until well blended. Transfer to a sheet of plastic wrap; roll into a 1-in. diameter log. Refrigerate until firm. Yield: 1/2 cup.
Originally published as Basil Flavored Butter in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p149

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