Basil Butter Recipe -
Basil Butter Recipe
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Basil Butter

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"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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Original recipe makes 1.25 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2007

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
Jun 15, 2008

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

Jun 09, 2006

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 really is delicious served with fresh corn on the cob.

Jul 12, 2006

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 potato last night and practically inhaled it! I'm sure it would be delicious on bread too.

Feb 01, 2010

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, and on bread.

Aug 14, 2008

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!

Sep 14, 2010

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 toast, etc. Thanks for such a great recipe!

Mar 21, 2011

This is amazing on fresh steamed Brussels Sprouts!


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

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

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