Easy Homemade Garlic Butter Bliss: American Classic with a Fresh Herb Twist

Alright, so I found myself glued to the couch, binge-watching Clarkson’s Farm—my latest obsession. You know, the series that follows Jeremy Clarkson and his adventures in running a 1,000-acre farm in the Cotswolds? In between belly laughs, I couldn’t help but have this epiphany of how incredibly tough farming actually is. Like, my biggest challenge lately has been trying to keep my succulents alive (let’s not talk about my track record)!

Isn’t it wild that we often take farmers for granted? Here I am, enjoying the luxury of getting food delivered at the click of a button, and the reality is that there’s real toil and trouble behind every scrumptious bite. Thank goodness we don’t have to rely on my questionable plant parenting skills to feed the world—yikes!

After mulling over this newfound appreciation, I had a bolt of inspiration. If farming is hard, then we need some solace, a culinary hug that says “I understand, and I’m here for you.” And that’s how the idea for this Garlic Butter Sauce came to life. Channeling my inner Flavor Whisperer, I bring you the ultimate comforting creation: my Garlic Butter Sauce.

As you pour yourself into the recipe that follows, you can expect a treat that’s bound to make your taste buds sing. Believe you me, when you’ve made this sauce, everything from steaks to veggies will be elevated to unforeseen heights of delightful deliciousness.

Until next time—happy couch-potato-ing and happy cooking! Remember to give a nod to those hardworking farmers as you do.


  1. Butter – A key ingredient, use the salted variety for a flavorful sauce.

  2. Garlic – Sautéed garlic is the epitome of a great aroma and adds its distinct flavor to the sauce.

  3. Parsley – Fresh parsley provides a pop of color and a subtle herby flavor, but feel free to use thyme, rosemary, or a mix of herbs instead. If using dried herbs, use half the amount.

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  1. Grab yourself a bowl and toss in 2 sticks of salted butter, 4 cloves of garlic, and 4 tablespoons of fresh parsley. Use a fork to mix it all up until it’s well-combined.
  2. If you’re not planning on using the sauce right away, go ahead and wrap it up in plastic wrap to store as a log. But if you’re ready to make the sauce, heat a saucepan over low heat.
  3. Add the butter mixture to the saucepan and let it melt for 3 minutes or until it’s completely melted.
  4. Once it’s melted, pour it over your desired dish.
  • If you’re looking for a little less salt, you can use unsalted butter. Just add ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • Love parsley? Great! But don’t be afraid to mix it up and try other herbs like thyme or rosemary. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try a mix of herbs.
  • If you’re using dried herbs, use 1 teaspoon for every 2 tablespoons of fresh herbs.

Serving Suggestions for Amazing Garlic Butter Sauce

  • Pour it over grilled vegetables for a simple and delicious side dish.
  • Use it as a dipping sauce for crusty bread or steamed vegetables.
  • Drizzle it over a freshly baked pizza for a garlicky twist on the classic.
  • Toss it with cooked pasta for a quick and easy pasta dish.
  • Mix it with some lemon juice and use it as a marinade for chicken or shrimp.
  • Add a dollop of it on top of baked potatoes or sweet potatoes for a comforting and flavorful meal.
  • Make a garlic butter shrimp stir-fry and serve it over rice.

Did you know? This garlic butter sauce is versatile and can be used in many different dishes, but if you’re feeling adventurous, try it as a spread on a toasted bagel with smoked salmon. Your taste buds will thank you!


Can I use unsalted butter for this recipe?

Sure! Just add in some salt. We recommend using ½ teaspoon.

Can I use other herbs besides parsley?

Of course! Some great alternatives include thyme or rosemary. You could even mix a few herbs together for a unique flavor. And if you’re using dried herbs instead of fresh, use 1 teaspoon for every 2 tablespoons.

How much does this recipe make?

It makes about 16 servings.

How do I store this garlic butter sauce?

After mixing the butter, garlic, and parsley together, you can roll it up in plastic wrap to make a log and store it in the refrigerator. Or you can use it as a sauce by heating it in a saucepan over low heat for 3 minutes, until melted.

Can I use this garlic butter sauce for anything other than pouring it over dishes?

Absolutely! You can use it as a spread for bread or as a base for dips. You could get creative and use it as an addition to your pasta or vegetables dishes.

How long does it take to make this recipe?

The cook time is just 3 minutes, but it’s best to take about 10 minutes to prepare the ingredients and another 3 minutes to make it into a sauce if you prefer it that way. So the total time is around 13 minutes.

Creamy Garlic Butter Sauce with Fresh Herbs

A rich, flavorful garlic butter sauce that is perfect for enhancing the taste of pasta dishes, steak, seafood, and more.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 16 tablespoons
Calories 102 kcal


  • Medium bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk


  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese


  • In a medium bowl, add the unsalted butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, fresh thyme leaves, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, and grated parmesan cheese.
  • Using a whisk, mix all the ingredients until they are well combined and the mixture is smooth.
  • Transfer the mixture to a piece of plastic wrap and form into a log shape. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • To make the garlic butter sauce, add the chilled log of garlic butter to a saucepan over low heat.
  • Using a whisk, stir the butter until it is completely melted and the ingredients are well blended.
  • Serve the garlic butter sauce over your desired dish, such as pasta, steak, or seafood.


The garlic butter sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
For a more intense garlic flavor, use more cloves of minced garlic.
You can also add other herbs such as rosemary or basil to the garlic butter sauce for a unique flavor.


Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 0.5gFat: 11.5gSaturated Fat: 7.1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 7.6IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 1.1mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Garlic Butter, Butter Sauce
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