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Make this easy Garlic butter recipe with just 4 ingredients. It is delicious served and adds so much flavor on French bread, steak and even vegetables.

Garlic Butter Spread in a wooden bowl
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Garlic butter recipe for bread recipes is so delicious but did you know how easy it is to make? You can save a lot of money by making this at home instead of buying garlic bread already prepared. Plus, I think it tastes better too.

We love homemade garlic butter so much that I try to keep some in the fridge. It is so handy having it all ready to go for when you need to use it.

Why Make This Recipe

These ingredients are simple and you probably have most of them at home. This garlic spread better than anything you have had a restaurant or that you can buy at a store.

  • Try doing roasted garlic or butter
  • We have also done Lemon and Garlic Butter
  • You could also use olive oil instead of butter

This garlic butter spread is perfect on shrimp, steak or even pasta.


Garlic Butter Ingredients - salted butter, olive oil, garlic, parsley
  • Salted Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Minced Garlic
  • Dried Parsley, finely chopped

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Variations Ideas

  • Butter – You can also use unsalted butter, you may just need to add in salt to taste.
  • Garlic – Garlic powder can be used if you do not have minced. We have also used roasted garlic or you fresh garlic. Learn How to Mince Garlic Cloves.
  • Parsley – You can also add in fresh parsley if you prefer.
  • Spices – Feel free to add in other spices such as black pepper, thyme, or rosemary are great additions.

How to Make Garlic Butter

Homemade Garlic Butter is so easy to make with simple ingredients.

  • Step 1 – First, get a medium size bowl. Put all of the ingredients in the mixing bowl.
Combining the ingredients in a bowl with a hand mixer
  • Step 2 – Next, mix it all together using a hand mixer. This will help to get everything well combined.
  • Step 3 – Once you have your bread, steak or vegetables on a baking sheet, spread your garlic bread over the top. It will melt perfectly in the oven. It makes the best garlic butter sauce. I like to put the buttery sauce in a small bowl and use as a dipping sauce.

Recipe Tips

  • Butter – Softened butter at room temperature so you can easily mix this together. This creates a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Combining Ingredients – Easily combine the ingredients with a hand mixer to ensure everything is completely combined.
Close up image of garlic butter on a knife

How to Serve Homemade Garlic Butter?

  • Garlic Bread – It is delicious on bread and we even freeze garlic bread to have for meals later. You can also add Parmesan cheese to make cheesy garlic bread.
  • Steak – Grilled steak is so amazing with this garlic butter on top of it.
  • Baked Potatoes Use this instead of plain butter for lots of garlic flavor.
  • Foil Pack Red Potatoes – Add this butter inside the foil pack to make this even more amazing.
  • Mashed Potatoes – Substitute this for the butter. You can use as little or as much as you prefer depending on how much garlic flavor you want.

As you can see the possibilities are endless to use this homemade garlic butter.

Garlic butter topped on a steak

How to Use Garlic Butter for Bread

We absolutely love this. The flavor is so intense and just tastes better than anything store bought. Once you make this, you will see why we love it so much.

It is hard to go back to store bought garlic butter after you have tried this amazing recipe. It is full of delicious butter flavor and combining the garlic makes the perfect spread.

  • Our favorite way to use the garlic spread on bread is heat the garlic butter in a saucepan for about 3 minutes
  • Cut the sides of your french bread or italian bread in half and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Place bread under broil and toast until golden brown. Make sure to watch carefully.
  • Once done, remove from oven and brush you bread with the garlic spread.
  • We will also put a little mozzarella on top of the garlic butter and place back in the oven about 1 minute
  • The italian bread will bake a golden brown. The crust will be so crunchy on the outside and soft and yummy on the inside.

Give it a try and let us know how you like it. It is going to be a hit.

Garlic butter on a slice of bread

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Garlic Butter Last

This will last up to 1-2 weeks. Just make sure to use an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Can I Freeze Garlic Butter?

Yes, you can freeze any leftover garlic butter in ice cube trays and then pop inside freezer bags. This will make the butter last even longer.
The ice cubes are the perfect size to add to recipes and such. I love having this in the freezer to use. No need to defrost it when placing it your vegetables. If you are using it as a spread on your bread or topping your steak, just defrost it for about 15 seconds.

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Homemade Garlic Butter Recipe

5 from 42 votes
Make this easy Garlic butter recipe with just 4 ingredients. It is delicious served on bread, steak and even vegetables.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Mixes and Seasonings
Calories 89



  • Place all the ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl.
  • Use a hand held mixer to beat all the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Serve on bread, steak or on top of your favorite vegetables!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight for up to 1-2 weeks. You can also freeze left over garlic butter in ice cube trays or in a freezer safe bag so that it’ll last even longer!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 89kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 1g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 68mg, Potassium 5mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 236IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 4mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. I have to say this way better than store bought. You can taste the difference right away. So good and much healthier than store bought. Thanks again