Garlic Butter And More Flavored Butter Recipes

Flavored butters like garlic butter are easy to make and they all pretty much follow the same recipe, simply mix softened butter and the flavorings or seasonings of your choice. You can make savory spiced, and herb butters to season bread, meat, poultry, fish, pasta, rice and vegetables, or nut and sweet butters to spread on breads, muffins or rolls. Try these:

Garlic Butter
1/2 cup butter
4 cloves peeled, puréed garlic or 1 – 2 teaspoons Watkins garlic
2 tablespoons Watkins parsley

Makes incredible garlic bread!

Italian Herb Butter
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon Watkins basil
1 teaspoon Watkins oregano
1/2 teaspoon Watkins garlic

Mexican Herb Butter
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons Watkins cilantro
2 teaspoons Watkins cumin
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

Want a spicier version? Add 1 teaspoon Watkins chili powder

Curry Butter
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon Watkins curry powder
pinch Watkins granulated black pepper

This one is excellent with chicken, rice and vegetables.

Vanilla Honey Butter
1/2 cup /125 mL butter
1/4 cup /60 mL honey
1 tsp /5 mL Watkins Pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract

Maple Nut Butter
1/2 cup /125 mL butter
1/4 cup /60 mL maple syrup
1/4 cup/60 mL walnuts or pecans finely chopped

Mint Butter
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Orange Butter
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon Watkins orange extract
1/2 teaspoon Watkins orange peel, rehydrate in 1/2 teaspoon of water

Cinnamon Butter
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon Watkins cinnamon
2 teaspoons brown sugar

The above sweet butters are great on bread, rolls, pancakes, waffles, french toast, biscuits or muffins.


  • Use real butter, margarine just isn’t the same!
  • For fluffier butter, mix with an electric mixer, beat one to two minutes at medium speed until completely blended.
  • Let the flavored butter stand for an hour in a cool place, covered, to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Store prepared butter in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer.  Label your butter so you don’t get a big surprise!

Soft Herb Butter – Healthier Version
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Watkins Grapeseed Oil, flavor of your choice
2 tablespoons Watkins herbs of your choice; basil, dill, parsley, rosemary, sage or tarragon

Use a blender or electric mixer for this one, to ensure the oil is well blended. It remains fairly soft even when refrigerated.

You’ll find just the right seasonings and flavorings for these butters by Watkins here.

2 thoughts on “Garlic Butter And More Flavored Butter Recipes”

  1. Do you think I could make a lightly flavored olive oil with the Watkins garlic liquid spice # 01892? Fresh garlic is just not safe unless you use it within a day or two.

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