DIY Garlic Butter

  • by Nonna Box March 21, 2017
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  • Last Updated on February 7, 2021
garlic bread butter

If you love garlic, this simple recipe is a must-have for your collection. It keeps in the fridge for several weeks, or even longer in the freezer–if there’s any left to save! Setting the butter out to soften will make it easier to mix with the other ingredients, and although you can use the garlic butter immediately after preparing it, letting it sit for an hour or more will allow the flavors to incorporate and become more pronounced. Always keep a batch on hand to use on bread, cooked veggies, mashed potatoes, and more.


In addition to being delicious, garlic offers many health benefits. Perhaps most well-known are its immune-boosting and anti-infection properties. It is antiviral, anti bacterial, and antiviral. With a high potassium content, garlic aids in the absorption of essential nutrients and wards off fatigue and digestive problems. Its pungency helps clear the lungs of coughs and colds when consumed. Even more notably, garlic is exceptionally effective at preventing a variety of cancers. Consuming at least two teaspoons of garlic a day can significantly reduce one’s risk of getting cancer.

And if that’s not enough, garlic also fights inflammation in the musculoskeletal and respiratory systems and is great for detoxification. Other benefits include treatment for toothache, earache, and nasal congestion. Because raw garlic has stronger antibacterial properties than cooked, and because parsley helps counter the strong odor, this recipe is a perfect way to add more garlic to your diet.

How to Make Homemade Garlic Bread

DIY Garlic Butter

Some prefer to use butter instead of olive oil for their garlic bread. In this recipe, you can make a jar of garlic butter that will let you have garlic bread or toast every day for at least a week.
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Course: Antipasto
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 medium loaf
Calories: 1905kcal
Author: Nonna Box



  • With a garlic press, crush the garlic cloves and put them in a bowl.
  • Slice the butter into small squares.
  • Cut the stems off the parsley and finely chop the leaves.
  • In the bowl with the garlic, add the extra-virgin olive oil and butter. Mash the mixture with a fork. Add the chopped parsley and mix it all together.


Serving: 50g | Calories: 1905kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 212g | Saturated Fat: 121g | Trans Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 488mg | Sodium: 1629mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6348IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg
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