green butter with garlic

Homemade Garlic Butter Recipe

10 mins
Vadim Rachok
On this page:
Recipe Ingredients Video Nutrition
0.0 / 10
Health score
Egg free dishNut Free Dish

Garlic butter is an aromatic and rich spread that adds depth and flavor to many dishes. You can make it in your kitchen in as little as 10 minutes. You get a creamy, savory, and rich condiment that will take your favorite dishes to a new level!

Ah, garlic butter - a simple yet magical concoction that elevates any dish it touches! With just a few humble ingredients, you can create a creamy, aromatic spread that adds a burst of flavor to everything from bread to grilled meats. Get ready to impress your taste buds and your dinner guests with this delightful homemade garlic butter!

Garlic Butter Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter: It serves as the base for garlic butter, adding richness and creaminess.
  • Minced garlic: Minced garlic adds a strong garlic flavor and aroma to the butter, giving it its characteristic taste.
  • Parmesan cheese: It enhances garlic butter’s savory profile with a nutty, salty flavor.
  • Garlic salt: Garlic salt enhances the garlic flavor and adds a subtle saltiness to the butter.
  • Italian seasoning: It provides a blend of herbs such as oregano, basil, and thyme that add depth and complexity to the flavor profile.
  • Black pepper: It adds subtle heat and mild spice to garlic butter.
  • Paprika: Paprika adds a hint of sweetness and a vibrant red color to garlic butter, enhancing its appearance and flavor.

How to Make Garlic Butter?

Green butter recipe step by step 1-4

Green butter recipe step by step 5-6

You can make garlic butter with just 3 simple steps:

  1. Combine softened butter, Parmesan cheese, and minced garlic in a bowl and mix well. 
  2. Stir in garlic salt, Italian seasoning, pepper, and paprika until smooth and well combined.
  3. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

How to Use Garlic Butter?

quick green butter recipe

You can use garlic butter as a versatile and flavorful ingredient that enhances the taste of your dishes. These are the most common ways to use garlic butter:

  • As a spread: You can spread flavorful garlic butter on bread, rolls, or toast.
  • For sautéing: For a flavorful side dish, use garlic butter to sauté vegetables such as green beans, mushrooms, or spinach.
  • Topping for grilled meats: Melt garlic butter and drizzle over grilled meats like steak, chicken, or fish for added richness and flavor.
  • For seasoning vegetables: Use melted garlic butter to toss roasted or steamed vegetables before serving for an extra boost of flavor.
  • Seafood: Brush seafood like shrimp, lobster, or scallops with garlic butter before grilling or broiling for delicious garlic flavor.

Can Garlic Butter Be Made Ahead of Time?

how to cook green butter

You can make the garlic butter up to a week ahead of time. Just make it according to the recipe and remember to refrigerate as described below.

How to Store Garlic Butter?

To store the garlic butter, transfer it to a flat, airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week. It can also be frozen for up to three months. There are two ways to do this. You can freeze the entire batch in a single container, or portion it into tablespoons and freeze it in ice cube trays.

Homemade Garlic Butter Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Make garlic butter and get the best versatile condiment for your dishes!
green butter with garlic
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
The ingredients you need:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon minced garlic, or more to taste
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic salt, or more to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, or more to taste
½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste
¼ teaspoon ground paprika, or more to taste
Let’s start !

Combine softened butter, Parmesan cheese, and minced garlic in a bowl and mix well. Stir in garlic salt, Italian seasoning, pepper, and paprika until smooth and well combined.


Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Calories: 109
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g15%
Saturated Fat 8g38%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 214mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 0g0%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Protein 1g 
Vitamin C 0mg2%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0mg1%
Potassium 11mg0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Watch video
Watch How To Make It

For an extra punch of garlic flavor, consider roasting the garlic before adding it to the butter. Roasting garlic brings out its natural sweetness and mellows its pungency, resulting in a rich, caramelized flavor that pairs beautifully with the creamy butter. Simply slice the top off a head of garlic, drizzle it with olive oil, wrap it in foil, and roast it in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 30-40 minutes, or until soft and golden brown. Once cooled, squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins and mash them into the softened butter for an irresistibly delicious garlic butter with depth and complexity.

Vadim Rachok
Vadim Rachok
Pro tip from chef
Looking for more?
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
35 mins
Vadim Rachok
Dinner, Family Dinners
3 hours 45 mins
Vadim Rachok
Easy Breakfast, Quick Breakfast, Brunch, Breakfast
6 mins
Vadim Rachok
Breakfast, Easy Breakfast, Quick Breakfast, Brunch
35 mins
Vadim Rachok
8 hrs 15 mins
Vadim Rachok
Desserts, Quick Desserts, Easy Desserts
40 mins
Vadim Rachok
24 hrs 5 mins
Vadim Rachok