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Italian Herbs Butter Recipe

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. 
 
Italian Herbs in Butter

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. 
 
Italian Herbs in Butter
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. 

Italian Herbs Butter Recipe Pin

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.

Italian Herbs in Butter

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!

Italian Herbs in Butter

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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

Italian herbed butter on a qhite background with fresh herbs around it.

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

Italian Herbs in Melted Butter in a 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. 

Italian Herbs in Frozen Butter in a mini muffin tin

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.

Stacked herbed butter on a white background with fresh herbs and additional butter in the background.

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.

Italian Herbs in Butter

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!

 

Butter with herbs in it on a white background with fresh herbs around it.

Italian Herbs in Butter

Frozen Italian Herbs and Butter

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. 
 
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Course: Cooking Ingredients
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

Equipment

  • Mini Muffin Tin

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of herbs (I used a mix of thyme, oregano, and sage.)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

*While this recipe only needs ten minutes of preparation, you will have to let the herbs freeze overnight. 
*The Italian herbs and butter can be stored for up to 3 months in a covered container in the freezer.
Recipe Rating




jordan

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

OMG oooo this looks so yummy I can't wait to make this for the fam!!!! thank you!!!!!!!

jordan

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

oooo this looks so yummy I can't wait to make this for the fam!!!! thank you!!!!!!!