These compound butter recipes can take your cooking to the next level. These delicious homemade condiments are simply butter combined with some other ingredients to create a whole new taste.
But you’d never guess how simple it is from the amazing flavor it gives your dishes. Butter in combination with herbs, spices, fruit, honey, lemon zest and seasonings is delicious on so many dishes.
All about compound butter
It’s not just like buttering an item and then adding a sprinkle of the flavor. These butters develop a unique flavor of their own. And you can put them on so many foods:
- Spread them on flatbreads and then add vegetables, meat or cheese as you like.
- Put one into a baked potato for added flavor.
- Melt them over pasta.
- Serve one for buttering corn on the cob.
- Put a pat or spoonful on steak, chicken, fish – any meat.
- Melt a pat into a serving of vegetables to add some flavor.
- Butter your bread with them. Or pastries, rolls or cornbread.
One of the simplest examples will be familiar to many of you: honey butter, a simple blend of honey with butter, whipped together and served immediately.
Some people like to roll their butters up in parchment paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate them so they become solid logs you can put on the table. This takes a little more prep time, but it makes an impressive addition to any meal.
On the other hand, with any of these recipes, you can just whip the ingredients together in a bowl and serve as a soft spread. And this also makes a beautiful presentation.
Compound Butter Recipes
These butters add so much to any meal. They can turn something as simple as a roll or piece of toast into a special treat. Try the savory ones on homemade pizza crust, or melted over a side dish like green beans. Get creative and enjoy!
This easy ramp butter recipe is a delicious and flavorful compound butter. It's garlicky and gorgeous!
Smoked Garlic Butter Recipe
Once you smoke butter, you'll never go back to traditional butter. This one adds garlic too, which is just amazing.
(And if you don't have a smoker, a smoking cloche will work.)
Add a special touch to fall and holiday biscuits and breads with this easy-to-make Pecan-Honey Butter. Whip it up with just three simple ingredients.
Cinnamon Honey Butter
Homemade chocolate butter
Creamy butter flavored with chocolate is great on your homemade buns and bread, as frosting and filling. Just like the one you used to know.
Mexican Street Corn (Elotes Mexicanos) Butter
With this creamy, cheesy, herb-infused Mexican Street Corn Compound Butter, making Elotes Mexicanos is a snap! It's always ready in the fridge, so all you need to do is cook the corn and slather it on!
Basil Pesto Butter
Basil Pesto Butter is an easy flavored butter that will make everything taste like summer! Simply combine pesto and butter and toss with hot pasta or vegetables, top over grilled chicken, steak or spread on bread.
The Best Whipped Cranberry Butter
Herbed Butter with Edible Flowers
This Herbed Butter with Edible Flowers is a real conversation starter! It’s a pretty addition to a casual lunch or picnic.
Portabella Mushroom and Red Wine Butter
This Portabella Mushroom and Red Wine Butter uses the flavors of mushroom and wine for a rich addition to your meal.
Garlic Herb Compound Butter
Garlic herb butter is made with delicious herbs and garlic. Compound Butter is a great way to add a little pizzazz to any dish.
Chevre Tart Recipe with Pinot Noir Rosemary Butter
You can really knock your Spring brunch out of the park with this Pinot Noir Rosemary Butter.
Sun-Dried Tomato Roasted Garlic Butter
This Sun-Dried Tomato Roasted Garlic Butter is packed full of flavor to pump up any bread! A great Italian inspired butter spread.
Pumpkin Spice Butter
This pumpkin spice butter features real pumpkin, honey, and pantry staple spices for a warm and cozy butter. It's easy to make and freezes well!
How to Make Strawberry Butter
Homemade Strawberry Butter is an easy and fun way to add a tasty little extra-special touch to breakfast, brunch, or tea time.
Prime Rib Butter Spread
The Best Prime Rib is made when first slathered with butter that is compounded with simple herbs like salt, pepper, and fresh garlic.
Roasted Garlic Compound Butter
Creamy Roasted Garlic Compound Butter is delicious on fish, chicken, meats of all kinds, vegetables, potatoes, noodles, and rice. (So basically almost anything!)
Cognac Cranberry Orange Butter
This cranberry orange butter is filled with cognac soaked cranberries and fresh rosemary. Slather it on your holiday bird, breads and rolls!
Compound Butter For Steak
Garlic Scape Butter
Basil Butter (Garlic Herb Butter)
This summer, use fresh garden basil and blossoms to make basil butter! This garlic herb butter is easy to make and can be frozen for later.
Homemade Blueberry Lavender Honey Butter
This homemade honey butter is filled with fresh blueberries, lavender and honey and made from scratch in a stand mixer.
Mushroom Butter with Garlic + Herbs
Truffle Butter Recipe
This truffle butter recipe is a rich, decadent butter that you can easily make at home using truffle oil or paste. Luxury on a budget!
Chimichurri butter is the perfect condiment for steaks, grilled vegetables and crispy potatoes! This simple butter recipe melds the zippy and herbaceous flavors of chimichurri with the richness of butter! So good!
Steak with Blue Cheese Butter
Garlic Herb Butter
Have you ever enjoyed garlic and herb flavoured butter in a restaurant? It’s so easy to make at home using just 5 ingredients!
Compound Butters in Five Easy Combos
My favorite part about the holidays might literally be the bread and butter.
Cilantro, Shallot, Lime Butter
A delicious butter made with fresh cilantro, minced shallots and lime! Perfect for adding to grilled meats, veggies or toasted french bread.
Chive Butter (Easy Herb Butter)
Compound Butter Cubes (How to Freeze Herbs)
Got fresh herbs that need to be used up? Why not make Compound Butter with them? It’s super easy to freeze herbs to be used for later by combining them with butter!
Homemade garlic butter
Homemade garlic butter is the best. An easy and simple recipe with only 5 ingredients. Really delicious with a baguette, steak, chicken, and pasta.
Gorgonzola Butter made with roasted garlic, gorgonzola cheese, butter, and parsley is the perfect way to add a little something special to steaks and baked potatoes!
Tomato Butter is mixed with garlic, tomato paste, and cilantro and is super simple to prepare. Use it to top steaks or mix with pasta or grilled shrimp to take your meal to a whole new level!
Cafe De Paris Butter | The Ultimate Steak Butter!
Cafe de Paris Butter - place a slice of this gorgeously savoury butter onto your warm steak and watch it melt into a river of butter sauce. With dijon, Worcestershire and parmesan.
Herb Compound Butter Recipe [+Video How to]
Herb infused homemade butter prepared with fresh herbs. Parsley, chives, marjoram, savory and dill make this butter flavorful and special.
Best Ever Garlic Butter Recipe
A smooth, delicious and incredibly versatile homemade garlic butter recipe.
Best Butter Board for a Dinner Party
EASY Garlic Herb Butter (Rosemary & Garlic)
Kick your steak up to a new level with a pat of garlic herb butter. Made with dried rosemary this comes together in seconds.
Compound Herb Butter
This simple herb butter recipe is versatile and so easy to make. It’s great to keep on hand and perfect for dressing up your steak or melting over roasted vegetables.
How To Make Garlic & Herb Butter
Learn how to make this garlic and herb butter in just 5 minutes, with 5 variations! Use this easy butter recipe for steak, vegetables, bread, and more.
Garlic Herb Butter Recipe w/ Rosemary & Thyme
This garlic and herb compound butter is amazing in pastas, steaks or even on a grilled cheese sandwich. Filled with tons of garlic, thyme and rosemary
Garlic and Herb Compound Butter (Oregano & Basil)
If you like savory dishes, then this is a must-try. The herb and garlic compound butter is so easy to make, only takes 10 min of hands-on prep time and it is best paired with our herb-grilled chicken or sous-vide asparagus.