15 Flavored Butter Recipes

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

These flavored butter recipes, aka Pikante Butter, are great sandwich spreads, go great with veggies and meats, and are bursts of flavor for almost anything!

It's best to use these butters within 5 days, so make enough, but not too much at one time. Each of the following recipes is for ½ cup (¼ pound) of softened butter.

Use unsalted butter (unless otherwise noted).

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It is best if the finished flavored butter rests for several hours to let the flavors mingle. Store the butters in the fridge, but remove about 15 minutes before serving.

The finished butters can also be frozen for up to one month.

Serve your sandwiches either plain or fancy. It's actually fun to be creative with these. Make these bites pretty to look at, because they are so delicious to eat!

Oma Says:

Have any butter left over?

Use it as a flavor enhancer to a lean meat or fish dinner. Add it to cooked vegetables. Use your imagination!

Check out my Sandwich Recipes to see ways to use these flavored butters. Use either the herbed butter or the savory butter recipes to make any sandwich better.

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15 Flavored Butter Recipes 

These flavored butter recipes, aka Pikante Butter, are great sandwich spreads, go great with veggies and meats, and are bursts of flavor for almost anything!

It's best to use these butters within 5 days, so make enough, but not too much at one time. Each of the following recipes is for ½ cup (¼ pound) of softened butter.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

none

Total Time

5 minutes

Servings:

Each makes about ½ cup

To ½ cup softened unsalted butter, add the following ingredients, either finely chopped, grated, or puréed, and mix well.

  1. Cheese Butter: ½ cup grated cheese
  2. Anchovy Butter: 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  3. Horseradish Butter: 1 tablespoon horseradish, pinch salt
  4. Nut Butter: 1 tablespoon ground nuts, season with lemon juice, salt, pepper
  5. Ham Butter: 3 ounce finely chopped cooked ham
  6. Mustard Butter: 1 tablespoon mustard, 1 hard-boiled egg yolk
  7. Tomato Butter: 2 tablespoons tomato paste, small onion, pepper
  8. Paprika Butter: 1 tablespoon sweet paprika powder
  9. Curry Butter: 1 tablespoon curry powder, salt
  10. Lemon Butter: juice of half lemon, grated lemon zest
  11. Shrimp Butter: ¼ pound cooked puréed shrimps, salt, pepper
  12. Garlic Butter: 1 small clove garlic, salt, 1 tablespoon chopped chives, pepper
  13. Parsley Butter: Use about 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt, pepper
  14. Herb Butter: Use about 1 teaspoon dried herbs. Use any or combination of parsley, chives, marjoram, basil, thyme.
  15. Eierbutter (Egg Butter): 2 hard-boiled eggs. Separate yolks from whites. Cream butter and yolks together. Finely chop egg whites and add to butter mixture. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.

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