Homemade Herb Butter

Have you ever made Homemade Herb Butter? If so, then you know that it is super easy! If you haven’t made Homemade Herb Butter before, then let me show you how to make it. Only a few ingredients are needed to spruce up some regular, plain butter into herb butter. So, let’s get started, shall we?

To get started on making this easy-to-make Homemade Herb Butter, the ingredients you will need are ½ cup of softened unsalted butter, ½ tablespoon of rosemary, ½ tablespoon of thyme, ½ tablespoon of sage, ½ tablespoon of basil, ½ teaspoon of black pepper, and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. Adding salt is optional. Simply, salt the butter to your liking. 

Homemade Herb Butter

Recipe by Madison Amara
3.8 from 9 votes
Course: Appetizers, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/2 tablespoon rosemary, chopped

  • 1/2 tablespoon thyme, chopped

  • 1/2 tablespoon sage, chopped

  • 1/2 tablespoon basil, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • In a small bowl using a fork, mash together the butter, herbs, black pepper and garlic powder.
  • Transfer mixture to some plastic wrap, roll it up and twist both ends so it forms a log.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to solidify.
  • Serve on toast or use for cooking.


  • This herb butter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Once you have your ingredients together and chopped, get to mixing! First, in a small bowl using a fork, mash together the butter, herbs, black pepper, and garlic powder. Next, transfer the mixture to some plastic wrap. Roll it up and twist both ends of the plastic wrap so it forms a log. Refrigerate your Homemade Herb Butter for at least 1 hour so that it can fully solidify. After that, if you are ready to try some right away, then slice it and spread it on some toast or use it to cook. This butter can easily be thrown in a skillet along with vegetables or meats. It is even great when shrimp is tossed around in it. 

There truly are endless possibilities when it comes to using this butter. Try using it in your pasta dishes. You be the judge of how much you think you will need to use. Also, you can always adjust the measurements to your liking. If you prefer more sage than rosemary, then add more of that! Or, if you do not particularly like the taste of basil, then cut that out completely! This is not a strict recipe. It is simply an outline so you can learn how exactly to make homemade herb butter. Simply use This Homemade Herb Butter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. It can also be frozen for up to 9 months. 

Homemade Herb Butter is just one of the many variations of butter that you can make. You can make homemade butter that is flavored in so many different ways. Hopefully, you enjoy making this Homemade Herb Butter and find it easy and delicious! So, I am curious to know. How are you choosing to serve or use this Homemade Herb Butter? Sound off in the comments! 

1 thought on “Homemade Herb Butter”

  1. Ca we please call it b it’s correct name? It’s called COMPOUND BUTTER. One (or several) caveats. Use only good butter, not that inexpensive store brand. Also, do not use margarine (it’s 70% water). I use finely minced garlic (fresh) with parsley, I now have a replacement for Kerrygold herbed butter. I also used salted butter for my “everyday” use, and unsalted when I want a fancier compound. (Cinnamon, brown sugar, cinnamon/allspice) for baked sweet potatoes.

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