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garlic herb butter in a dish

Compound Herb Butter

Garlic and herbs season this salted compound butter that is perfect for special celebration meals!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 8 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 clove garlic (very finely minced or put through a garlic press)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil (finely minced)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill (finely minced)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (finely minced)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Mix well with a spoon until combined and all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  • To serve, pipe butter into small serving dishes with a decorative pastry tip (I used a large Wilton 1M star tip). Alternatively, place the butter mixture onto plastic wrap, form into a log, and wrap tightly.
  • Freeze or refrigerate butter until ready to serve. Allow to come to room temperature before serving so it is spreadable.


Source: Adapted from Annie's Eats
You're Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword gluten free, holiday, party, Thanksgiving