Basil Butter Recipe

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Basil Butter Recipe
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on May 26, 2023


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, basil, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a piece of parchment paper and form it into a log shape. Roll it up in the parchment paper and twist the ends to seal.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 3 days.
  4. When ready to use, slice off pieces of butter as needed.

Interesting Facts

  • Basil butter is a great way to infuse flavor into plain dishes.
  • You can also use this butter to make garlic bread, or melt it over cooked vegetables.
  • This butter can also be frozen for up to three months.