This EASY Garlic Butter Sauce Recipe is ready in just 5 minutes and is such a delicious sauce! Buttery sauce packed with garlic and herbs is a great sauce that can be used for pasta, bread, chicken, and even shrimp.

Garlic Butter Sauce in a white small saucepan.

homemade GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE-

This delicious butter garlic sauce is so easy to make and only takes 5 simple ingredients! Melted butter combined with garlic, fresh herbs, salt, and pepper combined to a homemade butter sauce. We love this sauce on pasta, chicken breast, shrimp, and on homemade bread.

A white bowl of garlic butter sauce with a metal spoon.

INGREDIENTS-

  • Butter– You want to use a good quality brand, we used unsalted butter. If you want to use salted butter, skip adding salt.
  • Garlic– Freshly minced garlic cloves is BEST for the ultimate flavors.
  • Herbs– Your favorite fresh herbs will work ! We love using parsley, cilantro, and dill. You can either mix it up or use just one herb.
  • Salt– We like to add salt to enhance the flavors, add to taste.
  • Pepper– Season with black pepper to taste for a kick in the sauce.
A white bowl of unmixed ingredients for the garlic butter sauce.

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE-

This recipe is SO EASY and will become your go-to sauce recipe!

  1. Combine together room temp butter, garlic, chopped herbs, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. In a skillet or small saucepan, melt the butter mixture on low until fully melted.
  3. Remove from heat and use as desired.

USES-

There are several different ways that you can use this delicious butter sauce! Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy this sauce:

  • Pasta– Toss your favorite pasta or noodles in this garlic butter sauce for a delicious pasta night!
  • Dipping Sauce– Use this sauce as a dipping sauce and pair with our Italian Bread.
  • Bread– Brush this buttery sauce over your Breadsticks.
  • Meat– Drizzle over your steak, chicken, or pork chops.
  • Seafood– This sauce is PERFECT for serving alongside your lobster, grilled shrimp, or grilled salmon.
  • Veggies– Use this sauce for our Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts or toss your Broccoli in them and roast!
A spoonful of garlic butter sauce in a white bowl.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS-

How to store leftover butter sauce?

Store your leftover butter sauce in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days!

How to reheat the sauce?

To reheat, just melt in the microwave or over the stove top on low until melted.

Can I use dried herbs?

Yes, although this garlic butter sauce is BEST with freshly chopped herbs you can also use dried herbs. For dried herbs the ration is 1 Tbsp fresh herbs = 1 tsp dried herbs.

Can jarred minced garlic be used for this sauce?

For the BEST results, you want to use freshly minced garlic, but you can use jarred minced garlic. 1 clove of garlic = ¼ tsp garlic powder.

Can I make this a lemon garlic butter sauce?

Yes, just add 1-2 Tbsps of lemon juice for a lemon garlic butter sauce, we love using this for our Lemon Chicken Recipe!

A white saucepan with garlic butter sauce.

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Garlic Butter Sauce Recipe

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This EASY Garlic Butter Sauce Recipe is ready in just 5 minutes and is such a delicious sauce! Buttery sauce packed with garlic and herbs, a great sauce that can be used for pasta, bread, for chicken and even shrimp.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter room temp
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh herbs finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine together room temp butter, garlic, chopped herbs, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • In a skillet, melt the butter mixture on low until fully melted.
  • Remove from heat and use as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 527kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 7gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 592mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1408IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)