Garlic Butter for Freezer Garlic Bread (Oamc)

Recipe by Ciocia DD
READY IN: 10mins


  • For the butter
  • 1
    tablespoon garlic, minced from a jar, water packed (I used a tbsp)
  • 1
    tablespoon italian seasoning (I used a tbsp)
  • 2
    teaspoons pepper, freshly cracked and ground (I did about 50 cranks on the pepper mill which is about 3 tsp or 1 tbsp)
  • 1
    cup salted butter, softened (2 sticks)


  • Put the softened butter into a bowl.
  • Add the pepper in a little pile on top of the butter.
  • Brown the minced garlic in a non-stick skillet on low heat until the water evaporates.
  • Add a drizzle of EVOO and stir to combine.
  • Continue to cook until the garlic begins to turn light brown.
  • Add the Italian seasoning and another drizzle of EVOO.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Leave on heat until the seasonings feel like they have softened under your spatula.
  • Scrape the garlic mixture into the butter bowl on top of the pile of pepper (yes, while it's hot, it will melt a little of the butter to better blend the flavors).
  • Wait about 10 min for the garlic/seasoning to cool a little then mix everything together.
  • If using to make garlic bread spread liberally onto the cut sides of the bread and put two spread sides together facing each other. Wrap in foil and either freeze in a Zip-loc bag or bake at 350 degrees for about 6 minutes. If baking off the bread from the freezer allow the bread to defrost first.