Easy Herb Butter Recipe

January 29, 2022
Easy Herb Butter Recipe

Hey, y’all! I love bread – and because of that, I love butter. I have several butter recipes that I hope to share on the blog – and to kick things off, I’m excited to share this easy herb butter recipe with y’all today. This recipe stems from my Auntie JJ and is a part of a larger series, #CookingLikeJJ, which you can read more about here.

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Easy Herb Butter Recipe

Easy Herb Butter

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of butter should I use as the base of this recipe?

I personally use salted butter; chose the brand of your choice, though I would recommend good-quality butter, as it’s the basis of the recipe. If you have unsalted on-hand, simply add your desired level of salt when mixing.

How do you mix the butter?

I personally mix it in a stand mixer and scrape the sides down when combining it. I find it to be the easiest, fastest, and most efficient way.

How should I store/serve this butter?

The unused butter should be stored in the refrigerator; that said, for optimal spreading, you will want to serve it at room temperature.

Easy Herb Butter Recipe

Ingredients, Shopping List:

Dairy: Salted Butter

Fresh Herbs: Chives

Dried Herbs/Spices: Parsley, Basil, Tarragon

Easy Herb Butter Recipe

How to Make Herb Butter

  1. Soften butter to room temperature.
  2. Chop chives. Add chives and dried herbs to butter and mix thoroughly in a stand mixer.
  3. Pack into a container with a tight lid; refrigerate overnight for flavor to develop.
  4. Let butter reach room temperture; spread, serve, and enjoy!
Easy Herb Butter Recipe

Easy Herb Butter: Tips and Tricks

  1. Dried herbs are crushed, which releases flavor; for this reason, they are more potent than fresh herbs. Don’t overlook them!
  2. Use salted butter for flavor; if you have unsalted, add salt to your preference.
  3. Let the butter develop its flavor in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Butter, when serving, should be at room temperature for easy spreading.
Easy Herb Butter Recipe

What To Serve With Herb Butter

  1. Yeast Rolls
  2. Cornbread
  3. As a topping for poultry or meat – it’s especially good on steaks!

The Recipe

Easy Herb Butter Recipe

Easy Herb Butter

JC Phelps
It doesn't get easier – or more delicious – than this Herb Butter recipe. It pairs perfectly with bread or meat!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish, Southern
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 12 servings
Calories 139 kcal

Equipment

  • Stand mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sticks salted butter
  • 2 tbsp. parsley
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 2 tsp. tarragon
  • 2 tsp. chives

Instructions
 

  • Chop chives. Add chives and dried herbs to butter and mix thoroughly in a stand mixer.
  • Pack into a container with a tight lid; refrigerate overnight for flavor to develop.
  • Let butter reach room temperture; spread, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Dried herbs are crushed, which releases flavor; for this reason, they are more potent than fresh herbs. Don’t overlook them!
  • Use salted butter for flavor; if you have unsalted, add salt to your preference.
  • Let the butter develop its flavor in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Butter, when serving, should be at room temperature for easy spreading.

Nutrition

Sodium: 123mgCalcium: 19mgVitamin C: 4mgVitamin A: 792IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 48mgCholesterol: 40mgCalories: 139kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 10gFat: 15gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 1mg
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About the Series: Cooking Like JJ

My Auntie JJ was the quintessential southern woman. She was classy, tasteful, always refined; an amazing cook and hostess; and did everything that she balanced – teaching, running businesses, raising a family, and keeping an immaculate home – with ease. She is one of the main inspirations behind JCP Eats, as she was the one who taught me about timeless, southern food and entertaining. When JJ passed away, I planned this series as a way to pay homage to her 91 years here on Earth; in a way, it’s a form of mourning – in another, it seems like my final gift to her. I hope y’all will enjoy this deep dive into the culinary archives of my family + Phelps Acres Farm. While I’ll never be able to cook as good as JJ, I can only strive to cook like JJ (hence the title of the series). Learn more here.

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Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

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