9 Flavored Butter Recipes

Friday, May 7, 2010
Our 9 Flavored Butter Recipes (or aka compound butters) will turn anything planned into spectacular in flavors.

Practically anything you cook or spread with butter makes it taste 100% better and of course, in moderation we want you to stay healthy as these can become addicting.

Make sure the butter is at room temperature before getting started.

Nothing beats the combination of salty and sweet, which is exactly what you get with this classic combination.

Our Almond Honey butter pairs really well on biscuits and toasted bagels, it's so yummy.

Sweetened butter is great on buttermilk pancakes, muffins, and other baked goods as well.

Pasta with Garlic butter, Tomato Basil, and Herb butter are just a few of the 9 recipes we have for you here today and the recipes you can use these in are endless.

Just check out our recipe guide and recipe card that is even printable you won't want to lose this delicious recipe collection!







Compound Butter


Herb butter, also known as compound butter, is butter that has been mixed with fresh or dried herbs which we use the most offered in our recipe collection below.

When softened it can be formed into a log, added to small container cups, and chilled until firm then used as a spread or slices to place on foods of all kinds including meats and bakery items.




Flavoring Foods Easily



We love our honey compound butter on blueberry buttermilk pancakes, pumpkin savory scones, waffles or even an English muffin.


The uses of savory compound butter are popularly used on seafood, poultry, meats of all types, and various preparations of many kinds of vegetables.


Our Pizza compound butter is terrific tossed with your favorite pasta or slathered on hot pita bread, so again the skies are the limit on the reason you will love these recipes.




Other Butter Tip Suggestions

  1. make this ahead of time it will last 1 week in the refrigerator or freeze it for up to 3 months
  2. stir it into white fluffy rice
  3. use it for garlic bread
  4. savory is perfect for steamed vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower for added flavor
  5. herb butter is great on roasted potatoes or corn on the cob
  6. use as a melted finishing butter on top of steak, chops, chicken, and seafood
  7. always use fresh herbs when possible
  8. remember butter can be molded into pretty shaped silicone molds or rolled in logs for easy slicing
  9. keep compound butter in the refrigerator after using
  10. other ingredients can be added like fresh dill, mint, and many other combinations to butter to change the flavors



Step By Step How To Make Compound Butter

  1. place the softened butter in a bowl, add all the ingredients and stir it to blend evenly
  2. shape into logs on parchment paper or use the log molds for compound butter, use a silicone mold light oiled spray, or just add them to covered plastic containers
  3. refrigerate for 40 minutes and then reshape the logs or pat down the molds
  4. place in the freeze for 1 hour and then pop them out of the molds
  5. freeze the ones you're not using for up to 4 months tightly wrapped


Flavored Herb Butters

Flavored Herb Butters
Yield: 10
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min
Here is an assortment of flavored butter to use on vegetables, spread on bread, for cooking meats, or in many cooking recipes. There are 9 different butter compounds

Ingredients

  • Types of Compound Butter Recipes:
  • Parsley Garlic Butter:
  • Lemon Parsley Topping: ( great for Chicken on the grill also)
  • Cheddar Butter (great on broccoli, cauliflower, and bread hamburger) 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Pizza Butter (Great on Bread or Chicken)
  • Roasted Red Pepper Butter
  • Nut Butters
  • Tomato Basil Butter
  • Garlic Butter
  • Almond Honey Butter
  • See below for individual recipes

Instructions

  1. For any of the here are step-by-step instructions:
  2. Step By Step How To Make Compound Butter Recipes May Be Doubled
  3. place the softened butter in a bowl, add all the ingredients and stir it to blend evenly
  4. shape into logs on parchment paper or use the log molds for compound butter, use a silicone mold light oiled spray, or just add them to covered plastic containers
  5. refrigerate for 40 minutes and then reshape the logs or pat down the molds
  6. place in the freeze for 1 hour and then pop them out of the molds
  7. freeze the ones you're not using for up to 4 months tightly wrapped
  8. Parsley Garlic Butter:
  9. 1 stick unsalted butter, slightly softened
  10. 2 teaspoons finely grated garlic
  11. 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves chopped
  12. 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  13. Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  14. Combine butter, garlic, and red pepper, and process in a food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in parsley. Set aside until ready to use.
  15. Lemon Parsley Topping: ( great for Chicken on the grill also)
  16. 1/4 cup parsley
  17. 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  18. 2 finely minced garlic cloves
  19. 1/2 stick of butter
  20. kosher salt and milled black pepper to taste
  21. Put in a food processor, spread on chicken, steak, or fish, or on vegetables. Great on broccoli and corn on the cob.
  22. Cheddar Butter (great on broccoli, cauliflower, and bread hamburger) 1/2 cup butter, softened
  23. 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  24. 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  25. 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  26. Combine all ingredients.
  27. Pizza Butter (Great on Bread or Chicken)
  28. 1 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
  29. 2 small cans of tomato paste
  30. 2 tablespoons oregano
  31. 16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  32. 16 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  33. 1 teaspoon sugar
  34. 1 dash of garlic powder
  35. salt and pepper to taste
  36. Mix all ingredients together. Spread over Pita Bread or Ciabatta Bread and broil till brown and bubbly.
  37. Roasted Red Pepper Butter
  38. 1 small red pepper
  39. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  40. salt and pepper
  41. 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  42. 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  43. a few teaspoons of olive oil
  44. Cut the pepper in half and grill, turning regularly, until the skin is blackened. Remove from the heat and wrap in foil for 10 to 15 minutes; this helps to loosen skin. Remove the pepper from the foil and peel, remove the stalk and seeds and slice thinly. Place the pepper in the bowl of a food processor with the lemon juice and a pinch of salt and process to paste. Add the butter and remaining seasonings and mix thoroughly. For a smooth paste, blend in a little olive oil, and a teaspoon. at a time, until the ingredients hold together. Simply spread on fresh crusty bread or as a garnish for grilled fish, meat, or vegetables.
  45. Nut Butters
  46. 1/2 cup (toasted) hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, or macadamia, chopped
  47. 1/2 cup butter -- softened
  48. 1 teaspoon honey
  49. In a small mixing bowl stir together nuts, butter, and honey. If not serving immediately, cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before serving. Delicious with white fish, asparagus, carrots or peas, and grilled chicken.
  50. Tomato Basil Butter
  51. 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes -- finely chopped
  52. 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  53. 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  54. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  55. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Place prepared butter in a small bowl and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze. Great when making focaccia, bread, or any vegetable.
  56. Garlic Butter
  57. 1/2 cup butter
  58. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  59. 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  60. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  61. 1 teaspoon basil
  62. 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  63. 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  64. 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  65. pinch garlic salt (optional)
  66. Let butter soften at room temp in a small mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients. Use a fork to mash the butter and thoroughly mix. Spread garlic butter liberally on sliced bread, pizza, bagels, and even English muffins, add mozzarella cheese. Put in toaster broil 1-2 minutes until lightly browned.
  67. Almond Honey Butter
  68. 4 ounces almond paste
  69. 4 tablespoons butter -- softened
  70. 1/2 cup honey
  71. In a small bowl, beat honey and almond paste with an electric mixer. Beat in butter until creamy. Spread on grilled chicken, tilapia, pancakes, bread, bagels, and great on cakes.
  72. Grilling Corn:
  73. Preheat grill to medium. Peel back the husks of the corn without removing them. ( I took them out of their husks to show the picture of the corn) Remove the silks and recover the corn with the husk. Soak in a large bowl of cold water for 30 minutes. Remove corn from water and shake off excess. Place the corn on the grill, close the cover, and grill for 15 to 20 minutes.
  74. Unwrap corn and brush with the parsley garlic butter.
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23 comments

  1. Hmm I love flavored butters, it makes such a difference in a dish! Great recipe Claudia!

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  2. Great selection of compound butters. Using a compound butter really takes a dish to another level. Intrigued by the pizza butter, as I am a pizza addict. Cheers!

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  3. Hey Claudia, this is a great post. Strange too, as I have real butter in the fridge (organic too. This is rare for me, and I was thinking I should make herb butter. I'm going to use one of these recipes.

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  4. I am having corn tonight, and you have insipred me to make garlic parsley butter for it! Yum (and thank you!)

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  5. Terrific compound butters, I definitely need to give the pizza butter a try!

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  6. You certainly made great use of butter!
    I remember as a youth...Mom always had the garlic parsley butter slathered on amazing crusty bread.
    Too bad it only came to the table when we had guests over for dinner ;o)
    Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes, Claudia

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  7. Wow... great post.

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  8. Great list! I love herb butters, but never thought of cheddar butter or pizza butter. This is awesome!

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  9. great recipes for flavored butters,claudia!thanks!

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  10. Great blog post! So many different flavored butters, I don't know where to start. They all sound delicious!

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  11. What a long & special list of home made tasty butters!


    Waw!!!

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  12. So bookmarking this!!! Perfect!

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  13. So many mouth-watering butters! Love the pizza butter!

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  14. I love using compund butters, especially in the summer months when so much cooking is done out on the grill. Nice job with this post!

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  15. What a post! So many great recipes in one. Tough choice.

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  16. Hey Claudia, What a creative, all inclusive list of butters, these are awesome. There just aren't enough waking hours to invent this many ways to season butter.... I think you must dream about food :)

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  17. You're making me ready for some grilled corn! The Pizza Butter looks awesome! Honestly, it all looks awesome :o)

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  18. Great post, Claudia :) Thanks for the flavoured butters in different dishes. I heart flavored butter in breads and bun :)

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  19. Its' versatile, very good idea!

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  20. They all sound good, but pizza butter may be the one to try!

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  21. Thanks for the ideas, Claudia! I've preserved herbs in olive oil before, storing them frozen in ice-cube trays. But using butter would be a nice change of pace! I could see where it might help citrus zest to keep better too. (Zest can freeze, but doesn't hold up too long if not mixed in with something.) Nice post :)

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