Delicious flavoured butter recipes

Delicious flavoured butter recipes

  • 2 September 2020
Flavoured butter is a delicious and easy way to add an extra burst of flavour and decadence to your dishes. Flavoured butter is simple to make, needing just a handful of ingredients, and it’s great to have on hand to liven up any meal or impress your dinner guests.

What to use flavoured butter for

The possibilities are endless - basically anywhere you would use butter, use flavoured butter instead for extra flavour and all-round deliciousness!

Here are our favourite ways to use flavoured butter:

  • Drizzled over roasted veggies

  • Spread on a slice of fresh, crusty bread

  • Add a dollop to baked potatoes

  • Melted on top of a seared steak

  • Served with grilled fish

How to make flavoured butter

Flavoured butter literally takes minutes to make. The basic recipe is the same for most flavoured butters. You’ll need room temperature butter that’s soft enough to stir. Then stir in the other ingredients, such as fresh herbs, spices, cheese, or even nuts, and mix thoroughly so the ingredients are evenly distributed. Alternatively, you can also melt the butter and mix in the ingredients and allow it to set.

Butter freezes well, so it’s useful to make a big batch and freeze a few portions. Roll the mixture into a cylinder/log shape using baking paper and refrigerate or freeze until use. It can then easily be sliced when ready to use.

Here are some recipe ideas, but flavoured butter is so versatile - you can get creative and come up with your own flavours!

Garlic & herb butter

A classic, you can use it to make your own homemade garlic bread, or simply melt a few dollops over roasted vegetables.

Mustard butter

This recipe with butter, wholegrain mustard, garlic, and herbs is great for pork - like in our garlic and mustard butter pork recipe

Parsley and Chive butter

Mix fresh parsley and chives to your butter and use it for baked potatoes - so tasty!

Lemon and herb butter

Mix freshly squeezed lemon juice, a little bit of lemon zest and any fresh or dried herbs you have on hand. This simple recipe is great for grilled fish or asparagus.

Blue cheese butter

If you love blue cheese, mix some blue cheese into butter for a divine topping for steak.