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Homemade Herb Butter

Homemade her butter is a delightful addition to many different types of foods. But don’t limit the use to spreading it on bread. I like it because it takes steak, fish, chicken, and pork chops to a whole new level of mouthwatering deliciousness!

baguette slices with homemade herb butter

This easy compound butter condiment is easy to make. And the payoff is great for so little effort! You might even find yourself keeping it in the fridge for those times when you want just a little extra flavor. I enjoy adding a little bit to canned corn to take it to next-level deliciousness!

Easy Herb Butter Recipe

This recipe is so easy you’ll want to make it often. I love the fact that there’s a lot of flexibility with flavors. You can choose whatever herbs you prefer to mix with the butter. Here are the ingredients I used for this recipe:

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped herbs (fresh herbs are best, but you can use dried herbs)
  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted real butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

If you are using dried herbs, you’ll need about 1/3 less because the flavor is more concentrated.

It’s okay to have a variety of herbs, but keep the ratio of herbs to butter the same. Here are some that we enjoy:

  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Minced garlic
  • Minced onion

Note: You may use salted butter, but I prefer controlling the amount of salt by adding my own.

How to Make Herb Butter

First, soften the butter by allowing it to rest at room temperature. Put the butter in a bowl. Next, add the rest of the ingredients and mix until the herbs are well incorporated into the butter.

bowl of softened butter with fresh herbs on top

Refrigerate the herb butter until you are ready to serve it. You can roll it into a log, form it into balls, or simply scoop it into a container and put a lid on it. I also enjoy garlic butter with a little bit of thyme or basil. I’ve also made onion and garlic butter that turned out well too.

How to Serve Homemade Herb Butter

If you want to keep it simple, just serve the container of her butter without any adornment. But if you want to a little fancy with it, top it with a sprinkling of parsley, paprika, or even lemon zest. I sometimes have one bowl of herb butter on the table. But you can also have individual servings with herbs that each person likes.

bowl of homemade herb butter on a towel

What to Serve with Herb Butter

This herb butter is good with any type of bread. Here are some of our favorites:

Cloud Bread – This light and fluffy bread is delicious with any flavor of her butter.

cloud bread on a plate

Southern Style Cornbread – Slather some creamy herb butter on this southern style cornbread for a delicious side for any meal.

Slice of cornbread on a plate

Dinner Rolls – These soft and luscious dinner rolls from Back to My Southern Roots will make your eyes roll back in your head, they’re so good!

pan and plate of dinner rolls

Chaffles – The indentions on the surface of these chaffles enables you to truly get the full effect of any type of her butter you enjoy.

basic chaffle with butter

Creating Your Own Herb Butter

Creating your own herb butter allows you to be creative in the kitchen while delivering the flavors you love. There are endless possibilities, so you can have something different with every meal.

Yield: 6 servings

Homemade Herb Butter

bowl of homemade herb butter

Elevate the flavor of any food with this delicious but easy homemade herb butter.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped herbs (fresh herbs are best, but you can use dried herbs)
  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted real butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Bring the butter to room temperature. Put it in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the herbs of your choice to the butter and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  3. Either put in a container or form the butter into shapes. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.


If you want the butter to be more impressive, garnish with chopped parsley, lemon zest, or paprika.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 138Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 41mgSodium 300mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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