20 Best Compound Butter Recipes (Sweet & Savory)

Butter, oh butter, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

There are way too many ways to count. But my absolute favorites are these compound butter recipes!

For those of you who don’t know…

Compound butter is like regular butter, but with a little somethin’ somethin’ added in!

And boy, does that little somethin’ somethin’ make a big difference!

Fact Alert!

The first ever compound butter was created by a French chef – a mixture of butter, anchovies, capers, and parsley.

So flavor your food in the most delicious way with these compound butter recipes.

Let’s start buttering up!

Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken

Garlic roast butter herb chicken is a tasty and savory dish that combines juicy chicken with the flavors of rich garlic butter and several herbs.

The result is…

An intensely flavorful experience with every tender bite.

It’s a simple yet gorgeous meal that is perfect for Sunday lunches, Christmas feasts or any other occasion.


Tomato Salad with Garlic Butter Dressing

Here is a refreshing and very easy to make tomato salad that comes with a garlicky and buttering dressing.

Plus, this recipe comes with a bonus for you.

You are going to learn how to make a scrumptious garlic butter Naan (flatbread) to enjoy with your salad. 


Boiled Baby Potatoes with Garlic Herb Butter

Here is a dish that requires the minimum cooking skill! Plus, you can put it together in only 30 minutes!

Simple boiled baby potatoes are flavored with some creamy and flavorful herb butter to add some pizzazz.

It is an awesome addition to your table as a side-dish with meats, rice, grains and more.


Garlic Herb Butter Pasta

Guess what?

You need just 5 ingredients to make this lovely dish – pasta, butter, garlic, herbs, red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese.

Yes, that’s it!

With a few basic steps, you will have a delicious serving of pasta ready in no time for you to dig in!


Handkerchief Pasta with Lemon Butter

Have you heard of handkerchief pasta?

If not, allow me to enhance your culinary knowledge.

Also known as “mandilli di seta”, these are thin, delicate and silky pasta sheets that add elegance to your meal.

When paired with tangy lemon butter, it makes a lovely meal fit for a sophisticated gathering or special date.


Lemon Dill Salmon

Lemon Dill Salmon is an exquisite dish that so simple to make that you will be surprised!

Cook this elegant fish and achieve the perfectly tender meat in just 20 minutes!

And there is more…

All you need is 5 ingredients for this dish flavored with zesty and creamy lemon dill butter.


Grilled Oysters with Lemon Dill Butter

Here is a luxurious treat from the oceans.

Grilling imparts a smoky taste to these tender and succulent oysters. Plus lemon dill butter adds a tangy and herbaceous flavor that is delectable!

And you won’t believe it…

This sophisticated dish only needs a total of 30 minutes to be ready!


Steak with Blue Cheese Butter

Create a perfect balance of elegance and indulgence in your kitchen with this recipe for steak served with blue cheese butter!

It’s a bold and tangy flavor and creamy topping for this meaty delight!

And do you know what makes it more fun?

Drizzle the leftover butter over the side veggies to make them just as indulgent as the steak!


Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Maple Cinnamon Butter

Maple cinnamon butter can add a delectable sweetness to any mildly flavored dish. And when combined with sweet potatoes, the result is amazing!

It is an impressive and appealing side dish for your Thanksgiving feast.

If you are feeling doubtful about your skills to create this beauty, don’t be!

This recipe provides you with tips and tricks for perfectly slicing the yams.


Sweet Corn Bread with Mapple Cinnamon Butter

This bread is delight that is sweetened with coconut sugar or maple sugar.

Enjoy the moist and crumbly texture fresh from the oven. It can be a wonderful breakfast option of just a sweet treat whenever you crave for it.

But here is the best part…

Layer hot-from-the-oven corn bread with cold maple cinnamon butter that will melt and penetrate right into the loaf!


Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Salted Maple Butter

Oh man, you won’t believe how indulgent these pancakes are with salted maple butter.

Creamy, sweet and salty – it’s a fusion that takes your breakfast pancakes to the next level.

The rich butter practically melts in your mouth while the warm cinnamon flavor makes it a perfect treat for the fall season.


Oven Roasted Corn with Smoked Paprika Butter

Give some plain, roasted corns a lip-smacking flavor with smoked paprika butter.

This butter beautifully melts over hot corns and provides a mouthwatering kick. Spicy with a hint of sweetness is the perfect combo to make you ask for more!

And here is suggestion…

Eat it fresh right from the oven for the ultimate experience!


Paprika Garlic Butter Chicken

How can you cook an indulgent chicken roast in less than 60 minutes?

Stuff it with paprika garlic butter for a creamy and flavorful explosion with every mouthful!

The spicy and garlicky taste adds a new dimension to your juicy roast.

Trust me…

This recipe is going to earn you loads of appreciation from your family or guests.


Grilled Oysters with Smoked Paprika Butter

Dine in luxury with this recipe for Grilled Oysters with Smoked Paprika Butter.

This delicacy from the sea is an exciting appetizer for seafood lovers. But, the mild flavor of oysters needs a kick.

Enters smoked paprika butter!

Simple and quick to make, this spicy version of grilled oysters is a must-try!


Steaks with Paprika Butter

Here is a paleo recipe offering fresh ingredients and a health-friendly dish! Plus it is also gluten-free.

Use paprika butter to make your steaks more exciting by adding a much needed kick!

And you know what?

You can prepare this feast-worthy dish in around 25 to 30 minutes only!


Asparagus with Anchovy Butter and Parmesan

Turn some simple asparagus into a flavor explosion with anchovy butter and parmesan.

Did you know, compound butters can bring more than just taste to a dish!

This anchovy butter offers valuable omega-3 fatty acids which are good for your heart!

So, enjoy the flavors while loading up on some nutrients!


Pan Seared Lamb Chops with Anchovy Butter

Hey, don’t be intimidated by the word “lamb”!

It might sound like a tricky and complicated dish, but guess what!

You can actually cook some hearty lamb it in just 30 minutes!

Topped with anchovy butter, your meat gets a savory flavor and melt-in-your mouth creaminess that is irresistible.


Haddock with Lime Cilantro Butter

Interested in a saltwater treat from the North Atlantic Ocean?

The tender and delicious haddock makes an elegant meal. Serving it with lime cilantro butter adds a wonderful zesty tinge.

Plus, it is easy, quick and perfect as a date-night meal.

So, add the recipe for Haddock with Lime Cilantro Butter to your list for your next romantic dinner.


Cilantro Lime Butter Salmon

Cilantro lime butter salmon is a quick dish that is prepared by pan searing. The result is tender meat with a flaky texture.

But here is what adds a mind-blowing flavor to the fish…

A cilantro lime butter and honey sauce – savory, zesty sweet and, of course, buttery!


Steaks with Truffle Butter

Are you ready to slather your steaks in some creamy truffle butter?

Add a new depth to your succulent meat with this creamy butter that provides an earthy and mildly nutty flavor to your meal.

Enjoy this fusion of meat with creamy goodness. You may add a side of potatoes or some stir-fried veggies.


Final Thoughts

The right way to add some rich glamour to your dish is by adding a dollop of flavored butter.

From savory garlic herb to sweet maple cinnamon, these compound butter recipes offer a yummy variety.

So, drizzle some over juicy grilled steaks or fresh veggies to give your meals a dramatic buttery twist!

And not to forget…

Other than some decadent flavors, these compound butter recipes also have a beautiful presentation.

So, try your favorites and turn any meal into a feast!

Do let us know about your favorite compound butter.

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