A while back, I had picked up a garlic herb butter spread at the store that Kevin just loved. He put it on all kinds of things, especially paninis. (If you’re gluten-free too, you know the bread leaves a little something to be desired, most of the time.) When we ran out, we couldn’t find more, so I made up a simple recipe at home.
It’s WAY better.
And since we have all these ingredients on-hand most of the time, it’s also a whole lot more cost-effective than buying pre-made. We’ve started keeping both regular butter and garlic herb butter stocked in the frig now.
This is a super easy recipe that’s easily adapted, and naturally gluten-free. Give it a try next time you’re cooking Italian, you will love it!
- 1 stick butter (4 oz., or ½ cup)
- 3 cloves garlic (I just press them)
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- ½ tsp. dried rosemary
- ½ tsp. dried thyme
- Soften your butter. If you have to microwave it to do this, just do it on 10% power about 15 seconds at a time so that you don’t melt it.
- Press (or mince) your garlic. You may want more or less to taste. Pressing it wastes some, so if you are chopping it by hand, try 2 cloves to start.
- Add your dried herbs. If you are buying the seasonings specifically for this recipe, you can save money by buying a pre-mixed Italian seasoning blend. Just add 2 tsp. for every stick of butter you’re using!
- Stir it up, and re-refrigerate. It will keep for a few weeks.