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Basil Butter

Janis Dee

"Delicious basil flavored butter recipe. I love this tossed into hot pasta or on grilled veggies and corn on the cob."
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10 m servings 55 cals
Original recipe yields 30 servings (1.25 cups)


  • Calories:
  • 55 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place garlic, basil, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the garlic is in small bits. Add the butter, and process just to mix together. Spoon into container, and refrigerate until firm.

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  1. 82 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This is an awsome recipe, every place I take it, I am asked for the recipe, and it freezes well, so I can have it when I want it!

Most helpful critical review

This was great baked on a french stick and served alongside pizza...just needed some salt that's all.

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This is an awsome recipe, every place I take it, I am asked for the recipe, and it freezes well, so I can have it when I want it!

This is similar to my recipe for basil butter except that I add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a little lemon zest and use either white pepper or sometimes red pepper flakes. The butter real...

This butter is absolutely delicious! We made it for our 4th of July picnic to use on our corn on the cob, and everyone loved it! I think I may become addicted to this! I put it on my baked po...

I made batches of this butter when my Basil was in season, and gave it out to my friends. They all loved it. You can use it to put under the skin of a chicken roaster, over veggies, over pasta, ...

Love this! Great way to make good use of my huge basil plant! I put tablespoonfulls on a cookie sheet & freeze - then transfer to freezer bag for future use. We add to corn, pasta, Texas toas...

This was really good! I halved the recipe, and used it to make garlic bread. I spread it on some split Kaiser rolls and baked at 375 until it was nicely browned, it was fabulous!

This is amazing on fresh steamed Brussels Sprouts!

great recipe! i dont know of much to us it on though.. so i actually put it on a pork chop i was grilling.. lol it was actually pretty darn amazing.. thanks

THE best! It was stellar on fresh roasted corn on the cob! I then grated fresh Pecorino Romano cheese over the corn. A-mazing! I separated the recipe out and froze the butter in small cubes....