BEST Homemade Garlic Butter

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This is the best ever garlic butter, perfect on everything from potatoes to garlic bread.

I love garlic butter, it’s delicious on bread, veggies and garlic toast.  This garlic butter has a secret little ingredient, a dash of lemon juice, making it extra yummy!

We make up big batches all of the time so I always have it on hand.  The great thing is that you can actually keep it in the fridge for a couple of weeks or even freeze it!  I take it straight from the freezer to toss with veggies or into mashed potatoes for a quick and delicious addition.  If you’d like to spread it onto bread, you can defrost it in the microwave on very low power for about 15 seconds.

5 from 5 votes
Review Recipe


Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 8
Author Holly
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
This is the best ever garlic butter, perfect on everything from potatoes to garlic bread.


  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 2 small cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh chives
  • 2-3 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

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  1. Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Serve with bread or over hot vegetables.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 205, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 203mg, Potassium: 12mg, Vitamin A: 16.2%, Vitamin C: 2.7%, Calcium: 1%, Iron: 0.3%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword garlic butter

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  1. I used this butter on a spatchcock chicken with potatoes and carrots on the side
    It was the best chicken with vegetables ever.
    Can’t wait to try it in other recipes

  2. I just made this for garlic bread on grill with hickory smoke charcoal, mozzarella cheese and slice of tomato on top. Wonderful and thank you for a keeper garlic butter spread recipe!

  3. So easy, so flavorful; already a favorite after the first attempt! The grill seemed a little hot, so after the first few minutes we lowered it to 375 and everything cooked great in the recommended time. There were a few charred pieces of cabbage, but not a lot. The garlic butter was nothing short of amazing. THANK YOU!!! A super (any season) recipe!

  4. Thanks so much, Holly! I’m making Hasselback potatoes for a ladies’ luncheon and will bring this garlic butter to accompany it.

    1. I keep it in the fridge about a week. If it’s going to be longer you can freeze it. I put 1 TBS servings on parchment paper and then freeze. Once frozen put them in a Ziploc bag and just pull them out as needed. They take just a few minutes to defrost.

  5. This would even be good on a steak or baked potato. I made something similar with lemon zest, crushed red pepper, parsley and butter. I turned out really well. You just mix it all together and form it into a log and put it in the fridge to set.

  6. You said it can be froze, how long can it be ?? I am really going to try this !! I know it is something I would use !!