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Amazing Garlic Butter Sauce

Isabel Laessig
Garlic Butter Sauce is a guaranteed way to make any dish taste amazing. With just 3 ingredients, this is one of the best easy sauce recipes!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 102 kcal


  • Bowl
  • Fork


  • 2 sticks salted butter room temperature (1 cup or 16 Tablespoons) - or use unsalted and add ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced or pressed
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped; or use 2 teaspoons dried parsley


  • In a medium bowl, add butter, garlic, and parsley. Mix until well-combined.
    2 sticks salted butter, 4 Tablespoons fresh parsley, 4 cloves garlic
    garlic butter in a glass bowl with a spoon
  • From here, you can wrap the butter in plastic wrap to store as a log, or make into a sauce. To make it into a garlic butter sauce, add it to a saucepan over low heat for 3 minutes or until completely melted. Pour over desired dish.
    garlic butter sauce melting in a skillet



  • Unsalted butter may also be used, but salt should be added. If using unsalted butter, add ½ teaspoon salt.
  • Other herbs (including dry herbs) can also be used, such as thyme or rosemary instead of parsley. A mix of herbs can also be used.
  • For every 2 Tablespoons fresh herbs, use 1 teaspoon dried herbs.


Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 8mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 392IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy sauce recipes, easy sauces, how to make sauces
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