Basil Butter

by Erin

Yesterday I completely lost all motivation to cook or bake. Good thing I had leftovers to eat for dinner or else it would’ve been a pretty big failure of a day in the food department. But sometimes it’s nice to not make more dirty dishes. Unfortunately I didn’t have any pre-made posts to fall back on for today, and worried I wouldn’t have anything to share on such a wonderful day as Friday. But then, I remembered the basil butter I had recently whipped up but totally forgot about.

This butter was made to be frozen for later use. I scooped out tablespoonfuls (with a lightly greased tablespoon to easily drop) and dropped onto parchment paper lined baking sheets which were then placed in the freezer overnight. Once frozen, transfer them to a ziplock bag. Having the butter portioned out into tablespoons makes it easy to flavor vegetables or chicken dishes. Or you can just use it right away on whatever your heart desires. I want to put it on garlic bread to be honest.


Makes approximately 1.5 cups


1-1/2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp garlic salt


  1. In a food processor, chop basil. Add butter, lemon juice and pepper and garlic salt; blend until smooth.
  2. Drop by half-tablespoons onto a baking sheet; freeze. Remove from baking sheet and store in freezer bags.

Source: All Recipes

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Cyndeehule October 9, 2011 - 10:46 pm

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Baker Street October 9, 2011 - 10:14 pm

You’ve put two of my favorite things together: Basil and butter. And you added garlic salt! That sounds perfect!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 9, 2011 - 6:24 pm

I like the idea of flavored butters in the freezer! Super easy to spice up dinner without extra work.

Joanne October 8, 2011 - 7:41 am

Whoa…I would NOT have guessed that you could freeze butter! What a great idea!

spiffycookie October 8, 2011 - 10:40 pm

Oh yea I buy butter and freeze it all the time so I never run out!

Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) October 7, 2011 - 9:26 pm

I’ve made basil butter before…I love to put it on orzo with parmesan cheese and asparagus. :)

Russell at Chasing Delicious October 7, 2011 - 7:24 pm

Yum! Basil is one of my favorite herbs out there. I love the idea of making it into a butter. I like the extra flavors you have in here too.


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