Garlic Basil Butter Recipe
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Garlic Basil Butter Recipe

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Instead of serving plain butter alongside an assortment of fresh breads, prepare this herb-laden whipped butter. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Featured In: Holiday Butters
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 teaspoon: 101 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. 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. Yield: 1/2 cup.
Originally published as Garlic Basil Butter in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p229

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 252644
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

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

lynnwright User ID: 7910567 226832
Reviewed May. 24, 2015

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

kitzer User ID: 4188178 136273
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3847259 61129
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

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

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