Honey Garlic Herb Butter

This compound butter is great on roasted vegetables, potatoes, most kinds of meat (especially beef), firm white fish and salmon, it can even be stirred through pasta (add a little parmesan) to create a simple dinner. It also makes really good garlic bread … the possibilities are endless!

Ingredients (makes approx. 1 stick of butter):

1 stick (4oz) unsalted butter/non-dairy butter, warmed to room temperature

1 teaspoon each of dried rosemary, dried thyme and dried sage (or use 3 teaspoons of any of your favourite herbs — I sometimes use Italian seasoning)

3 teaspoons honey

2 – 4 garlic cloves, minced depending on how garlicky you want it

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

a good pinch of white pepper (optional)


Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix together until really well incorporated (I use a fork to mash the butter then mix everything in with a small rubber spatula).

Spoon out the butter mix into the middle of a large piece of plastic wrap (cling wrap/cling film, etc) and shape into a rudimentary log so that you can then roll it up in the wrap to form a tight sausage shape. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap to seal. If you don’t want to roll your butter, simply spoon it into a small ramekin and cover with plastic wrap (or use a lid if you have one).

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving/using so it can firm up — best used within 5 days but can be frozen for up to 6 months.


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24 thoughts on “Honey Garlic Herb Butter”

  1. I’ve never considered using a butter like this with pasta, but that makes total sense! I like making ‘flavoured butters’ to go on a plain bagel in the morning as well. It adds a little pop of flavour to my breakfast.


    1. On the days when I want something really simple or have to really stretch my budget, using a compound butter stirred through pasta is a great way to get a delicious meal. I absolutely LOVE your idea of using them on plain bagels too — I will give that a try!


  2. This looks so tasty I will definitely try it out 🤗🤗🤗🤗I don’t cook often but it seems to me that I will be able to do this👍👍👍


  3. I am going to try this for sure. I have butter lovers at my home. It will be a good surprise and change for them. Thanks Molly, for sharing this extremely useful post😊


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