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Garlic Butter Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Garlic Butter

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"Sometimes the basics are the best! I've used this simple recipe for years to make garlic bread, and any leftovers go great on barbequed steaks, pasta, rice or potatoes. You can use any butter or margarine you like. Also, fresh or minced garlic in a jar works well. Adjust the amount of garlic to your taste."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a small bowl, combine softened butter, minced garlic and parmesan cheese. Season with garlic salt, Italian seasoning, pepper and paprika. Mix until smooth.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 24, 2003

YYYUUMM!! I cut the recipe in half, subbed 1 tsp of garlic powder & 1/4 tsp salt for the garlic salt, it was perfect! My 11 year old son told me that it was the best garlic bread he ever had! Next time I will sprinkle the paprika on top instead of mixing it in, like my mom used to! Thanks Denyse!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 29, 2008

I read the other reviews so I figured I was safe in adding a TSP of garlic salt rather than a TBSP. It was still SUPER salty and next time I won't add ANY. The original poster must have used unsalted butter or have no taste buds. I used it to make shrimp and they were edible but I would have liked them HALF as salty. Other than that it tasted really good so it was quite unfortunate. I will give it a try with no added salt at all (garlic powder instead) or unsalted butter next time for sure.

Nov 09, 2004

I made 6 pounds of this for a buffet. This garlic butter is perfect, but not for a buffet. The butter tastes too salty to be used as a "spread". It is a recipe for topping french bread for toasting, adding to mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, etc. Many uses, and has a long shelf life. Make some to have on hand. A boost to the ordinary for sure.

Aug 07, 2006

This flavorful butter goes with so many things it would be impossible to list them all. I make up triple batches, making them into logs and freezing them. That way they are on hand at a moments notice to put on fish, slip under the skin of chicken, or melt over a New York strip steak.

Aug 30, 2012

I did not use the whole tablespoon of garlic salt--what I did was use a teaspoon of garlic salt and added in two teaspoons of garlic powder (three teaspoons equal one tablespoon). Other than that, I kept to the recipe. I used this as a schmear on the outside of bread to make Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. The family loved it.

Oct 12, 2006

This mixture is DELICIOUS. I used fresh garlic (not out of the jar!) half of the butter but all of the other ingredients in amounts as as listed. Emeril's Italian Essence, Lawry's Seasoned Pepper, Granulated Garlic, just a teensy bit of salt and sprinkled the Paprika on top of my pre-toasted, butter spread Italian Bread. I do believe this made for the best we've had at home in quite awhile. Going to be keeping the mixture in the fridge to try on potatoes and other things... Thanks, Denyse!

Aug 14, 2003

I made a mistake with this recipe by using the entire tablespoon of garlic salt before tasting it. Next time I make I will add the garlic salt a little at a time, it was too salty to make garlic bread with. Although, I did use some on a baked potato today for lunch and it was great that way.

Dec 20, 2008

This is great on garlic bread! I didn't have garlic salt which was probably good after reading the reviews, so I used 1 tsp. of garlic powder and 1/2 tsp. of salt. Other than that I didn't change a thing. I spread this over half a loaf of italian bread and baked it at 425 for 10-12 minutes. I'd love to try this over steak next time.


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  • Calories
  • 110 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 446 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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