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California-Style Butter

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


8 servings

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


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


  1. Stir ripe olives and rosemary into softened butter.
American Regional Flavor Variations:
Dairy State Butter: Stir 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese and 2 Tbsp. finely grated cheddar cheese into 1/2 cup softened butter.
East Coast Butter: Stir 2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning and 1-1/2 to 2 tsp. grated lemon zest into 1/2 cup softened butter.
Heartland Butter: Stir 2 tablespoons crumbled Maytag blue cheese into 1/2 cup softened butter.
Southwest Butter: Stir 1-1/2 tsp. grated lime zest, 1 tsp. minced fresh cilantro and 1/2 tsp. ground chipotle pepper into 1/2 cup softened butter.

Nutrition Facts

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