Garlic, Chive, & Dill Compound Butter

Garlic, Chive, & Dill Compound Butter

Homemade Garlic, Chive, & Dill Compound Butter is a decadent & flavorful topping for dinner rolls, steaks, mashed potatoes, and more. Made with quality butter, ample pressed garlic, and fresh herbs, this recipe is a quick and easy way to elevate your everyday meals.

Why You’ll Love it:

  • Simple Ingredients– this recipe only uses a few ingredients and comes together in just a few minutes.
  • Beginner Friendly– compound butter is super-duper easy to make, perfect for any skill level in the kitchen.
  • Versatile– it can be made to suite almost any taste or flavor profile. See the ‘variations’ section below for more flavor ideas.
  • Feels Upscale– compound butter is a dish often found in upscale restaurants, but can easily be made from the comfort of your home.
ingredients for garlic and herb compound butter

Ingredient Notes:

Find the full list of ingredients & amounts in the recipe card below.

  • Butter– the key foundation! Choose a quality butter such as Plugra or Kerrygold.
  • Garlic– fresh pressed or finely minced garlic cloves adds a pungent savory spiciness. For a sweeter, milder flavor, try using roasted garlic.
  • Fresh Herbs– a combination of fresh parsley, chives, and dill add notes of zesty onion and citrusy tang.

Variations:

Compound butter can be made to suite a variety of tastes and flavor profiles. Here are some more flavor variations to try:

  • Sweet & Fruity– try a mix of fig jam, apple butter, honey, and cinnamon.
  • Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil– finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil make a compound butter perfect for summer picnics and BBQ’s.
  • Cilantro & Lime– finely chopped fresh cilantro and a splash of lime juice is a wonderful addition to fajita night.
  • Lemon & Thyme– combine fresh thyme leaves and lemon zest for a bright and herby butter that pairs well with fish or pasta.
butter with fresh herbs and garlic

How to Make Compound Butter:

  • Let butter come to room temperature.
  • Add butter to a bowl, and use a spoon to cream/mash butter.
  • Fold in garlic, herbs, and a sprinkle of kosher salt & pepper.
  • Serve softened or chilled. To chill, place herb butter on a piece of plastic wrap. Roll into a log and refrigerate for at least an hour or until firm. Slice into rounds and enjoy on bread, steaks, veggies, etc.
garlic and herb compound butter

Tips & Recipe Notes:

  • Set out stick of butter at least an hour before mixing so it has time to become soft. Do not microwave.
  • I prefer fresh herbs for this recipe, but dried herbs can also be used. If using dried, cut the amount in half.
  • Garlic & Herb Compound Butter is keto, vegetarian, and naturally gluten-free. To make vegan, use a dairy-free butter substitute such as Earth Balance.
  • Butter can be served softened or chilled and sliced.
  • Ways to serve:
    • On warm bread, dinner rolls, or toast.
    • On steak, fish, chicken, or pork.
    • Mix butter into pasta to create a simple butter sauce.
    • Melt butter over mashed or baked potatoes.
    • Melt butter in a frying pan to sauté vegetables such as mushrooms or broccoli.
    • As a spread for corn on the cob.
    • Serve as a side on a charcuterie board.
    • And much much more.

Make-Ahead & Storage:

  • Store– wrapped in plastic wrap and sealed in an air-tight container, butter will last in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freeze– wrap butter in wax paper and place in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 6 months.
garlic dill and chive compound butter

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garlic chive and dill compound butter

Garlic, Chive, & Dill Compound Butter

Homemade Garlic, Chive, & Dill Compound Butter is a decadent & flavorful topping for dinner rolls, steaks, mashed potatoes, and more. Made with quality butter, ample pressed garlic, and fresh herbs, this recipe is a quick and easy way to elevate your everyday meals.
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 stick quality salted butter such as Plugra or Kerrygold, softened
  • 2-3 cloves garlic pressed or finely minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Let butter come to room temperature.
  • Add softened butter to a bowl, and use a spoon to cream/mash butter.
  • Fold in garlic, herbs, and a sprinkle of kosher salt & pepper to taste.
  • Serve softened or chilled. To chill, place herb butter on a piece of plastic wrap. Roll into a log and refrigerate for at least an hour or until firm. Slice into rounds and enjoy on bread, steaks, veggies, etc.

Notes

  • Set out stick of butter at least an hour before mixing so it has time to become soft. Do not microwave.
  • I prefer fresh herbs for this recipe, but dried herbs can also be used. If using dried, cut the amount in half.
  • Garlic & Herb Compound Butter is keto, vegetarian, and naturally gluten-free. To make vegan, use a dairy-free butter substitute such as Earth Balance.
  • Ways to serve:
    • On warm bread, dinner rolls, or toast.
    • On steak, fish, chicken, or pork.
    • Mix butter into pasta to create a simple butter sauce.
    • Melt butter over mashed or baked potatoes.
    • Melt butter in a frying pan to sauté vegetables such as mushrooms or broccoli.
    • As a spread for corn on the cob.
    • Serve as a side on a charcuterie board.
    • And much much more.
  • Store– wrapped in plastic wrap and sealed in an air-tight container, butter will last in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freeze– wrap butter in wax paper and place in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 6 months.
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