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Whipped Butter with Garlic and Pepper

A delectably creamy, spreadable whipped butter with garlic and black pepper just like you’d find in your favorite restaurant. You’ll want to put it on ALL THE THINGS.

You know when you go to a restaurant and they bring you the bread basket loaded with warm bread and soft, smooth butter that spreads to perfectly? Well I am going to show you exactly how you can get that same butter deliciousness at home. 

Whipped Butter in a food processor

You know when you go to a restaurant and they bring you the bread basket loaded with warm bread and soft, smooth butter that spreads to perfectly? Well I am going to show you exactly how you can get that same butter deliciousness at home. 

And it is INCREDIBLY EASY.

What is whipped butter?

As fancy as “whipped butter” might sound, you don’t need any special ingredients to make it. Whipped butter is simply softened butter that has been whipped with a mixer or food processor. This process incorporates air into the butter making it lighter, fluffier and the best part, easier to spread! 

Side view of whipped butter in a white bowl on a white surface.

Now, whipped butter is great on it’s own but you can easily add different flavors, as I have done here. This recipe calls for butter, garlic, salt and black pepper. 

DES’ TIP: If you are using salted butter you can omit the salt in this recipe, the butter will provide enough salt. 

What ingredients do you need?

Ingredients for whipped butter in a food processor.

BUTTER: The butter needs to be softened so that it whips well. 

SALT: Simple kosher salt works just fine. 

CRACKED PEPPER: Use freshly cracked or coarse ground pepper so you get little flakes of pepper throughout the butter. 

GARLIC: Usually, I am all about adding as much garlic as possible. However with this recipe, the garlic is raw so you’ll want to use less. Use one, no more than two cloves. 

How do you make whipped garlic butter?

STEP #1: Place the garlic in the food processor and process until minced fine. I have a mini-food processor and this works well. If you are using a large food processor, it might not be able to chop the garlic fine. If that is the case simply mince or use a garlic press. 

Minced garlic in a food processor. Bread, blue towel and garlic in the background.

STEP #2: Add in softened butter, salt and pepper. Turn on the food processor and continue processing until whipped. 

Whipped garlic butter in a food processor.

How do you store leftovers?

This butter is best when used at warm temperature. That is when it spreads the easiest. That said, I do keep leftovers in the refrigerator where they will last about a week. 

Whipped butter with garlic and black pepper in a white bowl. Bread and peppercorns in the background.

When you’re ready to use it, simply remove it from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before use. That way it has a chance to come up to room temperature and is easier to spread. 

If you’re looking for things to use this butter on try these recipes: 

Sous Vide Steak 

Garlic Focaccia Bread

No-Knead Bread from Gimme Some Oven 

Interested in making more of your own condiments like this Whipped Garlic Butter? Check out some of my favorite sauce, dip and condiment recipes

Habanero Hot Sauce

Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe

Caesar Dressing

Creamy Ranch Dip 

Note: This post was originally written and published in 2012. It was updated with a new recipe, step by step photos and nutrition facts in 2020. 

 

Whipped Butter with Garlic and Pepper Recipe

Serves 8 Prep Time:
5 based on 7 reviews

Ingredients:

  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon - 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Instructions

1

Mince garlic in a food processor. Scrape down the sides. Add in butter and black pepper. Whip until mixed well.

2

Serve at room temperature.

Notes

Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 103 , Total Fat: 11.5g , Saturated Fat: 7.3g , Cholesterol: 31mg , Sodium: 229mg , Carbohydrates: 0.3g , Fiber: 0.1g , Sugar: 0g , Protein: 0.2g

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  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    August 6, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    I love simple recipes like this that really add a lot of flavor to the simplest of meals! Looking forward to giving this a try!

  • Reply
    katerina @ diethood.com
    August 6, 2020 at 9:33 am

    WOW! This looks absolutely delicious!! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply
    Catalina
    August 6, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Yum! Love the idea of flavorful butter. Perfect for my next snack

  • Reply
    Beth
    August 6, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Oh my goodness! I’m going to make this as soon as I can! It looks so delicious and perfect for our steaks tonight! Can’t wait!

  • Reply
    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    August 6, 2020 at 5:47 am

    I need to try this Whipped Butter with Garlic and Pepper immediately, it looks so good!

  • Reply
    Toni Dash
    August 6, 2020 at 4:52 am

    This is so amazing! And perfectly easy, too! I loved it!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    August 5, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Whipped butter is my all time favorite!

  • Reply
    StephenC
    December 12, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I love this idea. One question: could I get away with regular garlic if it’s blanched a bit?
    (I’ll only see your reply if you can take a moment to write to scrout1944@msn.com)
    I’d like to use this on some bruschetta for a dinner party this weekend.

  • Reply
    tijuana (po' man meals)
    December 12, 2012 at 10:03 am

    this is genius! absolutely genius! sounds sooo good. :)

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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