BEST Homemade Garlic Butter

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

How to Make BEST Homemade Garlic Butter

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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.

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5 from 4 votes
Servings: 8
Prep Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
3 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic butter
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
  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.)

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

21 comments on “BEST Homemade Garlic Butter”

  1. Great garlic butter for bread, potatoes, or a steak topping.

  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.

  5. Love this! I freeze it in tablespoon portions and my family eats it on almost everything.

  6. You can also freeze in ice cube trays

  7. How long will this keep after it is made?

  8. 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.

  9. 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 !!

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