Basil Butter Balls

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by waynejohn1234

I recall getting this from an old Gourmet magazine. It is super easy and great to have in the freezer for pasta. Fresh basil is a must. Difficult to give number of servings because it depends on how much sauce you like.

Top Review by Maple

I tried this - its simple and very good but butter-heavy. For similar flavour I grow lots of fresh basil every year & process leaves with a tiny bit of olive oil & freeze in 2-TBSP balls. This can be made into a small batch of pesto by adding garlic etc. or simply drop 1 or 2 frozen basil balls into minestrone or tomato soup for fresh basil flavour - its much better than dried basil.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In blender, puree ingredients.
  2. Shape into small balls.
  3. Freeze invidivually and then put in covered container.
  4. To serve: remove, warm to room temperature and serve over hot pasta of your choice.

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