Elevate your cooking with our ultimate garlic butter. It’s perfect for adding a little touch of gourmet to everyday meals whether you are a seasoned chef or just making yourself some buttered noodles or grilled cheese. You’ll use it in everything! To get your culinary creative juices flowing we even share a list of ideas to get you salivating.

Listen, you can even take it over the top and make your own butter. Talk about leveling up!

Why Our Recipe

  • Best garlic flavor using fresh garlic, plus herbs and a spicy option.
  • Can be frozen to act as your secret culinary ninja weapon.

Garlic butter in a white small dish.

Ingredient Notes

An overhead view of the ingredients needed to make garlic butter.
  • Butter: use salted. Make sure it’s at room temperature or your arm is gonna get tired.
  • Olive Oil: adds a smoother texture and keeps this easy to spread.
  • Herbs: basil, oregano, and parsley combine to complement the garlic.
  • Salt: gotta have it to enrich the savoriness of this butter.
  • Pepper: rounds out the flavor with just a little bite. Can substitute with red pepper flakes for a spicy garlic butter.
  • Garlic: measure with your heart. You can also roast a whole head of garlic for those sweeter garlic tones.

16 Uses for Garlic Butter

  1. Garlic Bread – Duh! Spread over baguettes or french bread and roast under the broiler, or just spread it on a slice straight from your toaster.
  2. Vegetables – use it to sauté or melt over microwave frozen veggies.
  3. Grilled Cheese – use garlic butter instead of plain and enjoy being extra.
  4. Steak Topping – finish off your steak by letting it melt all over.
  5. Baked Potatoes – fill that thing with a pool of melted garlicky goodness.
  6. Pasta – buttered noodles have never tasted so good. Sprinkle with some parmesan and bam: side dish.
  7. Garlic Shrimp – cook shrimp in garlic butter and it’s delicious.
  8. Corn on the Cob – why roll your corn in plain butter when you can smother it in garlic?
  9. Garlic Butter Ricecook up some rice, add garlic butter. Done.
  10. Rolls or Biscuits – brush the tops of rolls or biscuits before baking. Or spread on after.
  11. Fish or Salmon – spread over a fish filet, then bake or broil.
  12. Popcorn Topping – drizzle over popcorn and put on Netflix.
  13. Scrambled Eggs – swirl into eggs before scrambling. Morning breath has never tasted so good.
  14. Chicken Wings – toss fried or baked wings in garlic butter for finger-licking flavor.
  15. Dipping Sauce – serve as a dipping sauce for artichokes, lobster, crab, or our personal favorite: pizza. Hello Papa Johns!
  16. Pizza Crust – spread on your pizza crust before baking. Or use as a dip for pizza because it’s so delicious it’s worth mentioning twice.
homemade garlic butter in a small white dish next to a loaf of French bread.

Storage Instructions

Store at room temperature in an airtight container like a mason jar for up to 3 days.

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Freeze wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and an additional layer of aluminum foil for up to 6 months.

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