Flavored Butter Recipe Ideas

Want to make the most out of your butter? Here is a good list of sweet and savory compound butters that I thought of today for future reference, as I may use them for some specific needs while cooking.

Compound Butter btw is made using fresh butter (soft, not melted), and a vast possibility of other ingredients that you can simply mix in until incorporated. Using a mold or plastic wrap, collect the flavored butter and that's it! Just put it back in the fridge to set and use it anytime you please.

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Sweet Compound Butters

*you can use them for pancakes, waffles, french toast or simple warm breads.
You can also use them as a sweet condiment for steaks or dark meats, if you wish to be more exploratory with different flavors.

Maple Nut Butter - maple syrup and any type of chopped nuts that you want to add
Fruit Butter - any type of fruit jam or jelly
Honey Nut Butter - honey and any type of chopped nuts
Cookies and Cream Butter - crushed oreo cookies and chocolate chips
Chocolate Butter - chocolate syrup and chopped dark chocolate pieces
Cinnamon Butter - cinnamon and granulated sugar

Savory Compound Butters

Kimchi Butter - juice of kimchi, chili paste and sesame oil
Italian Heat - dried basil, oregano, and chili flakes
Persian Mix - cumin, curry and a bit of tarragon leaves
Dill and Lemon Butter - fresh dill, lemon juice and lemon rind
Balsamic Vinegar Butter - sweet thick balsamic vinegar and minced garlic
Garlic Bread Butter - minced garlic, parmesan cheese and parsley
Pepper Butter - minced black, green and red whole peppercorns
Pesto Butter - store-bought or freshly made pesto
Shrimp Butter - oilve oil, lemon, minced red chilies and garlic
Mexican Butter - tomato paste, cilantro and onion powder

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Got any more ideas? Do like my page and share your own compound butter concoction!


  1. Chopped onion leeks and onion... and cooked beef bone marrow.

  2. Nice combination. Thanks Arvin :)