California-Style Butter Recipe
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California-Style Butter Recipe

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Turn a stick of butter into a showstopping spread with fresh herbs, a sprinkle of spice, or any other mix-in you like. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon minced ripe olives
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 103 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Stir ripe olives and rosemary into softened butter. Yield: 8 servings.
American Regional Flavor Variations:
Dairy State Butter: Stir 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and 2 tablespoons finely grated cheddar cheese into 1 stick softened butter.
East Coast Butter: Stir 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning and 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel into 1 stick softened butter.
Heartland Butter: Stir 2 tablespoons crumbled Maytag blue cheese into 1 stick softened butter.
Southwest Butter: Stir 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel, 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro and 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper into 1 stick softened butter.
Originally published as California-Style Butter in Taste of Home June/July 2017

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