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Garlic butter that has been sliced with a stack of French bread slices next to it.

Herb Butter With Garlic

Make herb butter with garlic from scratch with this easy recipe. This compound butter is made with fresh herbs and garlic that brinsg added flavor to many recipes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword compound butter, Garlic Butter, Garlic compound butter, Garlic herb butter, Herb butter, Herb Butter With garlic, herbed butter, Herbed garlic butter recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 Tablespoons
Calories 104 kcal
Author Jennifer


  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter room temperature
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 5 Leaves Fresh Basil finely chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley finely chopped


  1. In a mixing bowl add the room temperature butter, minced garlic, and finely chopped herbs. Mix all ingredients together until all are combined.

  2. Tear off a sheet of parchment paper, scoop the butter compound onto the parhcment paper.

  3. Shape the herb butter into a log as you roll it up in the parchment paper. Twist the ends of the parchment paper to form a tight seal.

  4. Place butter log into the refregerator for 2 hours. Serve on your favorite bread or add to steak, chicken, shrimp, and vegetables.

Recipe Notes

Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months. This herb butter with garlic will start to lose a bit of its potency the longer it is store. 

Nutrition Facts
Herb Butter With Garlic
Amount Per Serving (8 Tablespoons)
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 467IU9%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.