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2 rolls of flavored compound butter
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Compound Flavored Butter Recipes

Compound Butter is butter flavored with herbs and spices to make it even better! Easy to make with a variety of sweet and savory ingredients. Flavored butter in 5 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 59kcal


Base Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 pinch sea salt, optional

+ Add-Ins

    Shallot Parsley Butter

    • 1 Tbsp shallots, dice
    • 1 Tbsp Flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

    Lemon Chive Butter

    • 2 tsp chives, minced
    • 1 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
    • ½ tsp lemon zest

    Cilantro Lime Ginger Butter

    • 1 Tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
    • 1 tsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
    • ½ tsp lime zest
    • ½ tsp ground ginger, or 2 tsp fresh grated ginger

    Cajun Butter

    • 2 tsp cajun seasoning
    • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

    Orange Honey Butter

    • 1 Tbsp orange juice, freshly squeezed
    • 1 tsp orange zest
    • 1 Tbsp honey

    Shallot Chive Butter

    • 2 Tbsp chives, finely chopped
    • 2 Tbsp shallots, finely chopped

    Garlic Chive Butter

    • 2 Tbsp chives, finely chopped
    • 1 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped


    • Add softened butter to a medium bowl or a small food processor and add a pinch of salt.
      Add in any of the above combinations and combine completely.
    • Once mixed, transfer onto on a piece of parchment paper, waxed paper or plastic wrap.
    • Shape gently into a log about 5-6" in length.
      Twist the paper or plastic wrap at the ends to seal the butter. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to a week, or place in a freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 6-months.
      Note: You can also put the butter in a small ramekin, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours, before serving at the table with warm bread or rolls.


    Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg