Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Sometimes the basics are the best! I've used this simple recipe for years to make garlic bread, and any leftovers go great on barbequed steaks, pasta, rice or potatoes. You can use any butter or margarine you like. Also, fresh or minced garlic in a jar works well. Adjust the amount of garlic to your taste. This flavorful butter goes with so many things it would be impossible to list them all. I make up triple batches, making them into logs and freezing them. That way they are on hand at a moments notice to put on fish, slip under the skin of chicken, or melt over a New York strip steak.
- 1 cup butter, softened or 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground paprika
- 1. In a small bowl, combine softened butter, minced garlic and parmesan cheese. Season with garlic salt, Italian seasoning, pepper and paprika. Mix until smooth.
- My NOTE: I made 6 pounds of this for a buffet. This garlic butter is perfect, but not for a buffet. The butter tastes too salty to be used as a "spread". It is a recipe for topping french bread for toasting, adding to mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, etc. Many uses, and has a long shelf life. Make some to have on hand. A boost to the ordinary for sure.
- * I cut the recipe in half, subbed 1 tsp of garlic powder & 1/4 tsp salt for the garlic salt.
- base on your taste buds.
- If you used margarine and thought the 1 tbsp garlic salt made it way too salty so I cut down to 1 tsp the next time the next time I use margarine. Much better! I didn't have italian seasoning so I used what I had on hand - 1/4 tsp each of dried basil, oregano and thyme, and a pinch of red pepper flakes to taste.