Recipe: Garlic Basil Butter

I love love love corn during the Summer I really don’t think food gets much better than that. I wanted something interesting and portable to take to a family BBQ. This garlic basil butter was so easy I bet it would be amazing on baked potatoes, fresh rolls, steak and more.

1 stick butter
8-10 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp garlic
pepper to taste
1 heaping TBS Parmesan (optional)

Let butter come to room temperature. Chop the basil. Add basil, garlic, pepper, and if you want cheese to the butter. Stir until well combined and chill.

I did not make mine with Parmesan but my sister has before and I’m not going to lie I sprinkled some parm on one of of my pieces of butter topped corn and it was so so good.

I broke the corn in thirds and then boiled a bunch then brought along the butter for people to spread on the corn as they served themselves.


  1. That looks amazing! I may have to make it for my family while I am visiting, they would think I have mad skills. :)

    SO fun meeting you! You are just as adorable in person as you are on here!

  2. Lindsay it was fantastic to finally meet you too. And it’s all about faking out the family :)

  3. This looks completely amazing. Mouth watering, I wish I had corn right now amazing!

  4. Great photos. Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

  5. Yum! Super, super yum! Hoping that Whole Foods has organic corn this weekend for us to make this.

  6. Sounds wonderful!!!!

  7. Hello! I love making compouund butters and have tons of basil in the garden – thanks for this great looking recipe! Visiting from – found you on the Ta-Da Tuesday – hope you’ll come visit me too :)

  8. Looks terrific!! I’ve made something like this before (without the Parmesan). Thanks for sharing at Romance on a dime!

  9. I can’t wait to make this…I have tons of fresh basil and wasn’t sure what to do with it…thanks :)

  10. I totally have to try this!!!! It looks delicious!

    Thank you for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  11. I love basil, this would be good on lots of things…yum!

  12. I love fresh basil AND butter, so this looks like a real winner! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

    Warmly, Michelle

  13. That looks amazing beyond words!

  14. I love making herb butter and your recipe looks delicious. Thanks.

  15. That looks amazing!! I am SO making this!! And now I want corn on the cob ;) Cute blog too! I’d love if you shared this {and anything else you’d like to share} at my Throwback Thursday party. Hope to see you there! Thanks for sharing :)

  16. This looks delicious! A great use for basil.

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    Have a great day!

  17. I just picked some basil tonight…think I will try this, sounds delish!

  18. Popped over from Six Sisters link party… this looks WONDERFUL!!! We love butter, we love basil, and we love corn…. so we’re gonna have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  19. Yum! That looks so good. I’ll be making this for sure!

  20. Marissa-

    Delectable. Really. I just started eating butter again after 2 year hiatus. Your recipe will be made this week.

    Thanks for sharing. And making me considering raiding my basil plant at 11pm. :)

    I’m sharing this at Facebook, Pinterest, and the site.

    Have a great week,

  21. pinning! thanks:)

  22. Ooo, that looks SO good!
    thank you!

  23. This looks too yummy! Thank you, I love corn on a cub and so this is a great new twist! Have a great weekend.

  24. Oh, that sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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