Homemade Herb Butter

I’m sure most of you, like us, love butter.  I don’t use it everyday, but when I do I hate to say that I definitely use more than I should :)  Recently we were having an Italian night with homemade sauce and meatballs, and I thought an herb butter for the freshly baked bread would be perfect.

Homemade Herb Butter with Basil & Oregano

Luckily I had plenty of basil and oregano in my garden to use for this extremely easy recipe.

Homemade Herb Butter with Basil & Oregano

I chopped the basil and oregano and added it to the mixing bowl…

Homemade Herb Butter with Basil & Oregano

Then I added unsalted butter, which had been sitting out and was room temperature.  I also added about a teaspoon of salt for taste and mixed all together.

Homemade Herb Butter with Basil & Oregano

Homemade Herb Butter with Basil & Oregano

Afterwards I placed the butter into a ramekin and then put it in the fridge, so it would set.  You could also roll the butter and make it into a log, but I think this is much easier.

Homemade Herb Butter with Basil & Oregano

This honestly only took me about 5 minutes and was perfect with our Italian meal.  You can add whatever herbs you like to make your own butter.  You could even saute some garlic or shallots, which would give it even more flavor.

Comments

  1. says

    Vicki & Jennifer,
    I love herb butter and never really knew what all went into it. So easy!! Thanks for sharing a yummy and easy recipe idea. Lisa

  2. says

    Love it. I make it all the time in the summer. My family loves chive butter on corn-on-the-cob. Yum! Yours looks delicious!