Cooking is easier when you have fresh herbs and spices to add fast flavor. This recipe will help you prepare Italian herbs frozen in butter so that you can cook without any added fuss! Here’s how to add delicious flavor to your dishes with fresh herbs.
I just love using fresh herbs when I cook! However, I don’t like how pricey they are at the grocery store, especially when I often do not get to use them before they go bad in the refrigerator.
So, I was excited when I had come across an idea to freeze the herbs in water in ice cube trays, then toss them in to a dish when it is being cooked. Since I love cooking with butter, I decided to see if I could expand on that idea and freeze them in butter. Then, I could easily just add the herbs and butter together to my favorite recipes. I am so glad that I gave the idea a try, it works beautifully and is so convenient!
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What do I Need to Make the Italian Herbs Butter Recipe?
To get started, you will need a mini muffin tin to prepare the herbs and butter. The only ingredients you need to prepare this fancy herbed butter is the butter and your favorite fresh herbs!
Italian Herbs Supplies
- Mini Muffin Tin
- Herbs (This recipe uses thyme, oregano, and sage)
How do I make the Frozen Herbs and Butter?
This is such a simple recipe to make and it takes only 2 simple steps to create this helpful prepared ingredient for cooking.
Step 1: Prepare the herbs
Start off by washing the herbs and coarsely chopping them. Then, place a few of them in each opening in the mini muffin tin.
Step 2: Add Melted Butter and Freeze
Warm up the butter in the microwave or sauce pan until it is fully melted. Then, pour over the herbs in the muffin tin. Place in the freezer and freeze overnight.
How do I store the Italian Herbs Butter?
The herbed butter can be stored in a covered container in the freezer for up to 3 months. The butter can also be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 7 days. Whether keeping it in the freezer or refrigerator, I find it s based to line the container with wax paper and place wax paper in between layer of butter if you are stacking it in the container.
What is the best way to use the Herbed Butter?
The best thing about this simple preparation is that it can used in a variety of ways!
Cooking: When sautéing vegetables, add in one or two of the frozen butters and allow to melt before tossing in the veggies.
Pasta: This herbed butter is delicious on top of pasta! It can be added in to the drained pasta in the pot. Or, you can add a pat of it to the top of pasta as it is served in individual bowls.
Dinner: Remove molded herb butter from freezer and bring to room temperature (about 6 hours before using). Arrange the butter molds on a small plate and serve with bread for dinner.
So Tell Me…
Have you ever made Herbed Butter? Do you enjoy cooking with fresh herbs? Did you know that you easily freeze them for later use? What are your favorite herbs to use in recipes?
Thank you so much for stopping by! As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great weekend!
Frozen Italian Herbs and Butter
- Mini Muffin Tin
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 cup of herbs (I used a mix of thyme, oregano, and sage.)
- Wash herbs and coarsely chop them.
- Place a few herbs in each opening of a mini muffin tin.
- Warm butter until fully melted in a microwave or saucepan.
- Pour melted butter over herbs until the tray is full.
- Freeze overnight and remove from tin.