Italian Herb Butter Recipe With Parsley, Thyme, Rosemary and Basil

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We love using fresh herbs to make this Italian herb butter recipe, however, if you’re out of fresh herbs, you can substitute with dried herbs. Just remember the ratio of fresh to dried is about two fresh to one dried, since dried is more condensed and concentrated.

You can read more about fresh to dried herbs ratios here in our Herbs de Provence recipe.

This Italian herb butter recipe goes beautifully with fresh corn on the cob.

Homemade Italian herb butter stick

Italian Herb Butter Recipe

This delicious Italian herb butter recipe turns any dish into gourmet fare, and there's no end to the foods it will enhance.
From omelettes or chichen, to corn of the cob or toast for a grilled cheese sandwich, let your imagination and experimentation roam with this Italian herb butter.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 107 kcal


  • 1/4 cup organic butter (or you preferred brand)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil chopped
  • [1/2 teaspoon salt we use pink Himalayan salt]
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Melt butter on low heat
  • Add minced garlic and saute for 5 minutes while chopping herbs
  • Chop herbs and add to melted butter
  • Simmer herbs in butter on low for approximately 10 minutes
  • Add salt and pepper

Use Herb Butter Warm

  • Drizzle herb butter blend over corn on the cob and serve

Use Herb Butter Cold

  • You can make this ahead and refrigerate to be available any time you want to use herb butter for corn on the cob or other foods.
  • You can just pour your cooled but still liquid herb butter into a glass or plastic storage container, like a tub of margarine. Or, you can make it into herb butter sticks using a butter mold.


Serving: 1gCalories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 1150mg
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