A log of garlic herb butter on a white background.

Homemade Garlic Butter Recipe

Learn How to Make Garlic Butter that can be used to flavor steak, shrimp, chicken, and vegetables or as a spread for bread!

Course sauce, Seasoning
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 tablespoons
Calories 106 kcal
Author London


  • ½ cup butter room temperature*
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp. rosemary fresh, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. thyme fresh, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley fresh, finely chopped


  1. In a medium-sized bowl cream the butter with a spoon or fork until smooth.
  2. Add crushed garlic and herbs and stir until just mixed.
  3. Tear off a 12-inch long piece of wax paper and place garlic butter towards the end of it. Shape the butter into what resembles a 6-8-inch long log.
  4. Pull the wax paper over the garlic butter and begin to roll it, reinforcing the log shape as you go. Once completely rolled up, twist the ends until tight.
  5. Refrigerate garlic butter for at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with steak, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, or as a spread on bread. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Garlic Butter Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 715IU14%
Vitamin C 6.5mg8%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.