Basil Butter

Basil is a great choice for herbal butter since it's flavor pairs well with many meats and vegetables. Yields approximately one pound of basil butter.

Course Condiment, Cultured
Author Stacy Karen


  • 1 pound butter room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups basil destemmed and finely chopped


  1. In a large bowl cream the butter with a wooden spoon or a handheld mixer on low speed.
  2. Add chopped basil and stir with a wooden spoon to distribute throughout the butter.
  3. Place basil butter in a covered butter crock or form butter into a log and wrap in plastic wrap before refrigerating.

Recipe Notes

Use basil butter as a spread on breads and rolls, to saute vegetables or meat, cook eggs, and flavor soups.


Make cultured basil butter starting with your own homemade cultured butter.