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Fresh Basil Butter

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Fresh Basil Butter is super easy to make. It is delicious on cornbread, rolls, steak and more!

Making herb-infused butter is easier than you think. Here is my easy recipe for fresh basil butter.

This summer my basil plants have grown like crazy! When the outdoor heat became too much, I brought my plants inside. I actually like having the plants on my kitchen counter, because I can conveniently use the basil in a lot of my cooking. Basil is fabulous in garden salads too.

You only need two ingredients for this recipe – a stick of butter and some fresh basil. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Well…maybe 3 things. Patience to let the butter soften. LOL

Yield: 1/2 cup

Fresh Basil Butter

Fresh Basil Butter

Fresh basil butter is perfect for cornbread, rolls, grilled steak and more!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 /2 cup butter softened
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Stir together the butter and basil.

Notes

It is best to refrigerate fresh basil butter for a few hours to allow herb flavor to enhance the butter. Feel free to use immediately, if you prefer.

We made a few batches of this recipe. Wrap in Saran Wrap in mini loafs or rounds.

Refrigerated herb butter keeps for two months.

Frozen her butter keeps for six months.

We made a few batches of this recipe. Wrap in Saran Wrap in mini loafs or rounds.

It is best to refrigerate fresh basil butter for a few hours to allow herb flavor to enhance the butter. Feel free to use immediately, if you prefer.

Refrigerated herb butter keeps for two months.

Frozen herb butter keeps for six months. It still tastes fresh and flavorful.

We couldn’t wait to slather this butter onto hot, homemade cornbread muffins.

It’s equally delicious on most breads, such as French loaf, sourdough and Italian bread.

This butter is also a great flavor enhancer for grilled steak. Just before you remove your streak from the grill, add a dollop of this to the top. It helps keep the steak moist as well.

We hope you give this recipe a try!

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6 Comments

  1. Trish Schweitzer says:

    Yum… thanks for the recipe

    1. Hi Trish –
      You’re welcome! We hope that you like this butter as much as we do!
      Vicki and Jenn ~ 2 Bees

  2. Brenda Hanley says:

    My sweet basil plant grew ginormous this summer. I’ve discovered many ways to preserve and store it. Basil olive oil, basil oil cubes, sweet basil pesto, basil ice cubes. The butter suggestion is also wonderful! Thank you!

    1. Hi Brenda!
      Isn’t it amazing how quickly these basil plants grow? We’ve definitely had a bumper crop!
      You have already made so many amazing basil recipes. We love to know more about the basil oil cubes.
      Thanks so much for following along!
      Vicki and Jenn ~ 2 Bees

  3. Rebecca Payne says:

    It looks yummy. I need to try this recipe. Thanks!

    1. Hey Rebecca!
      We hope that you do give this recipe a try. It is so easy to make and delicious!
      All the best,
      Vicki and Jenn ~ 2 Bees

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