Garlic Herb Butter

Garlic Herb Butter

Garlic herb butter is a delicious compound butter made with fresh herbs and roasted garlic. This homemade condiment recipe makes the perfect topping for baked or mashed potatoes, garlic bread, or pasta.

Course Sauce, vegetarian
Cuisine International
Keyword Garlic Herb Butter, Herb Butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Calories 1452 kcal


  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 1 cup chopped soft herbs (or 1/4 cup harder more aromatic herbs) see notes
  • 250 g (salted) butter 2 sticks


  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C) and take the butter out of the fridge to soften at room temperature.

  2. Remove paper-like coat of bulb of garlic and cut about 1/3 of the top part off to expose all cloves, make sure to leave the bulb intact. Drizzle a couple of drops of oil over each clove, place bulb into a cocotte and place the lid on top or wrap in aluminum foil. (see video)

  3. In the meantime, wash and spin dry herbs and then de-stalk them. Chop herbs finely until you have about 1 cup of chopped herbs. 

  4. Add chopped herbs, roasted soft garlic and softened butter to a bowl and mash and mix with a fork until very well combined. Make sure to mash the roasted garlic nicely into the butter.

  5. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Use either

1 cup soft herbs like parsley, chives, basil, cilantro, dill, etc.

Or 1/4 cup aromatic herbs like thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, etc.

You can also mix and match just make sure you use little of the aromatic herbs and you can use a lot of the soft herbs

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Herb Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1452 Calories from Fat 1458
% Daily Value*
Fat 162g249%
Saturated Fat 102g638%
Cholesterol 430mg143%
Sodium 1455mg63%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 9040IU181%
Vitamin C 63.9mg77%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.