Roasted Garlic Compound Butter with Herbs takes only minutes to make and will liven up any savory dish with big, bold flavor! Make some today and keep it handy for everyday cooking, and also for special occasions!
This delicious homemade compound butter will make whatever you're serving a complete standout. Use it on a turkey before you put it in for roasting, steak, potatoes, bread…you name it!
- ♥️How this recipe came to be
- 🧈What is compound butter?
- 🛒The ingredients:
- 📷How to make Roasted Garlic Compound Butter with Herbs
- 💡How and when to serve compound butter
- 🔔Additional compound butter ingredient add-in suggestions:
- 🧄Additional garlic recipes for you
- Roasted Garlic Compound Butter with Herbs
♥️How this recipe came to be
In all honesty, very soon, I'll be sharing a new method (to me anyway) for roasting a turkey that I've been anxious to try.
This delicious homemade compound butter is what I used to slather on the turkey and under the skin before roasting.
So to answer the age-old question of "what came first, the turkey or the butter?" the answer is...the butter! LOL
🧈What is compound butter?
It's softened butter that is creamed together with all kinds of delicious ingredients and flavors.
It can be made either sweet or savory, so having a compound butter blend in the fridge is a delicious treat worth keeping on hand.
Note - The exact amounts of the ingredients are listed in the printable recipe card below along with a new "SHOP THE RECIPE" feature using INSTACART.
📷How to make Roasted Garlic Compound Butter with Herbs
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place garlic cloves on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
Salt the garlic cloves and stir well to coat with oil.
Roast the garlic in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Remove the garlic from the oven and cool.
Soften 1 pound of your favorite butter. I use salted.
Cut the butter into pieces.
Chop the fresh herbs and mix them together.
Add the butter and herbs to a large bowl.
Once the garlic is completely cooled, chop it into small pieces.
Add the chopped roasted garlic to the butter and herbs.
Blend the compound butter and herbs with a hand mixer or stand mixer until thoroughly combined.
When the butter is completely combined, it's ready to use or store.
To store, place the butter onto plastic warp and twist the ends to wrap the log tightly.
Store in the refrigerator to firm up and unwrap when ready to use.
💡How and when to serve compound butter
The possibilities of how to serve and use garlic compound butter are endless. Below are several suggestions that I hope will help spur your imagination.
- On steak, seafood, poultry, and pork
- On vegetables and potatoes
- On bread and rolls
- In eggs
- In casseroles
- In savory baking
🔔Additional compound butter ingredient add-in suggestions:
Savory compound butter add-ins:
Dijon mustard, shallots, green onions, jalapeno peppers, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, cooked and crumbled bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, white wine (a small splash), sriracha sauce, red pepper flakes, truffles, cooked mushrooms, miso paste, bourbon, bone marrow, red peppers, roasted red peppers, blue cheese, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, everything bagel seasoning, seafood seasoning, and chopped olives just to make a few.
Sweet compound butter add-ins:
Ground cinnamon, confectioners sugar, dried cranberries, raisins, citrus zest, jams or jelly, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, figs, honey, mint, vanilla paste, almond extract, maple syrup, bourbon, currants, crushed cookie pieces, flaked coconut, and chopped nuts just to name a few.
Wrap it well in freezer paper or a few layers of plastic wrap and you can freeze it for up to 6 - 8 months.
But of course!
Press the soft compound butter into the mold of your choice (silicone works best) and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
I always choose salted butter, even for a sweet compound butter. Unsalted butter will work, but then you'll need to add salt to the softened butter mix before storing and serving.
If you like to make your own butter at home, I say go for it!!
Great idea! Why not place the garlic in a smoker for a few hours before blending it into the butter? Talk about YUMMY!!
Yes! IF the butter used is salted. Since salt is a natural preservative, salted butter will keep on the counter at room temperature and remain nice and spreadable.
Yes. Just remember that dried herbs are more concentrated in flavor so you'll not need nearly as much dried herbs. Roughly half of what is called for in the recipe card.
Yep. This compound butter would be delicious with only the herbs if that's what you prefer.
🧄Additional garlic recipes for you
Garlic Lovers Pork Chops have a mildly sweet and fragrant garlic flavor that doesn't overpower or overwhelm the taste buds. Trust me when I tell you that they will be some of the best pork chops you've ever eaten!
If you're a garlic lover then you MUST try this Garlic Lover's Pizza! The crust is super simple to make and is the perfect thickness to hold all the garlicy, cheesy goodness this pizza possesses!
With only a handful of ingredients, this amazing Roasted Garlic Dip (aka Vampire Dip) comes together in a flash, and is ready to serve in minutes.
Some call it liquid gold, but I think Homemade Garlic Ghee is more like liquid sunshine. It makes me so happy and takes only minutes to make! Fill me up buttercup!
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Roasted Garlic Compound Butter with Herbs
- parchment paper optional
- 1 pound butter softened
- 1 cup roasted garlic cloves chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 tablespoons fresh herbs chopped (thyme, chives, parsley, sage)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place roughly 20-25 garlic cloves (approximately 2 heads) onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Mix well to coat all the garlic in the oil.
- Roast in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes. Remove and cool completely. Once cool, chop the garlic.
- Add the softened butter to a large mixing bowl. Add the chopped herbs and the chopped roasted garlic.
- Blend until thoroughly combined and creamy.
- Serve or use immediately or wrap the butter in a log using plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours.
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