This simple garlic butter recipe shows that sometimes, the basics are the most effective! Butter garlic, butter, a few spices, herbs, and a touch of Parmesan cheese, will be all you require to make this delicious garlic butter. I’ve been using this recipe for many years in making my garlic bread, and any leftovers can be enjoyed on grilled steaks or pasta, rice, or even potatoes.
How to Make Garlic Butter
This homemade garlic butter recipe must be among the most simple recipes we have on our blog. It requires only four essential ingredients:
- Butter without salted flavor,
- Finely chopped fresh parsley or chives,
- and salt.
Important note: To be able to cook this recipe, the butter needs to be at the temperature of the room. Please put it on the counter at least one hour before to make it soft.
When the butter has become smooth and spreadable, combine the ingredients in an unassuming bowl until they are well-mixed.
You can enjoy the butter immediately or keep it in the refrigerator for use in the future. It’s so easy!
How to Store Garlic Butter
The butter compound can be stored in the fridge, adequately covered, for up to 2 weeks. To keep it longer, Wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer, where it can last up to 1 year.
How to Use Garlic Butter for Garlic Bread
The garlic butter is heated in a pot on medium-low heat for approximately 3 minutes.
Divide a 12-1/2-ounce loaf of crispy Italian or French bread in half, then put the bread on top of a baking tray and cut the side down. Place the bread in the broiler and cook until it’s toasted and golden approximately 2 minutes. Pay attention.
Gently brush the bread using the butter garlic mixture and sprinkle on half a teaspoon of salt, and one tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley.
If you like, sprinkle it with a few tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese. The bread should be placed in the oven for 30 to one minute. Cut into wedges and have a delicious snack.
What’s the most effective ratio of butter to garlic?
Many recipes suggest the use of 1 stick of butter for just 2 or 1 clove of garlic. There are many occasions where one or two cloves are sufficient, such as this Creamy Lemon Pappardelle or this Sesame Tofu With Broccoli. (Notice how I didn’t write Garlicky Lemon Pappardelle or Garlic Tofu With Broccoli.) The word “modesty” isn’t a thing in garlic butter.
For garlic butter that can deliver to its promises, We’re using a full head of fresh garlic. The number of cloves it equates to differs, ranging between half to twelve, though the size of them can vary too. All is well. This isn’t brain surgery. Take a look at a tiny head, a huge head, or someplace between, based on your mood.
How to Make Garlic Butter
Making DIY garlic butter is just as easy as mixing ingredients into a container until well-blended. There are more precise steps in the full recipe.
How to Use Garlic Butter
This recipe for garlic butter is ideal for making home-cooked garlic bread. The recipe’s Creator, Denyse, recommends using the remaining ingredients on grilled steaks, pasta rice, potatoes, or rice. You can also whip your one of these delicious recipes that use garlic butter:
- Lazy Chicken Parmesan Grilled Cheese
- Brioche Croutons
- Air Fryer Steak Bites
The original recipe calls for the use of 1 teaspoon of garlic salt. Based on feedback from our customers, we’ve reduced the amount of garlic salt used in this recipe to one teaspoon. You are welcome to include more after testing.