Sun Dried Tomato Butter

Sun Dried Tomato Butter is one of my favorite compound butters. I’ll tell you why in a moment, but first let’s get something out of the way.

Sun Dried Tomato Butter is a flavored butter recipe made with tart sun dried tomatoes, roasted garlic and parsley. The perfect butter for Garlic Bread! #sundriedtomato #compoundbutter www.savoryexperiments.com


 

My name is Jessica and I am obsessed with butter. Like seriously obsessed. I need it like I need salt (my other obsession.)

Sun Dried Tomato Butter is a flavored butter recipe made with tart sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, and parsley. The perfect butter for garlic bread!

I love all types of butter; I don’t discriminate. And while I do cherish a lovely, well-baked piece of bread, it is most often just a socially acceptable way for me to get butter in my mouth.

Some have even gone as far as to say I use too much butter! Ha! As if that is even a thing. To think!

Sun Dried Tomato Butter is a flavored butter recipe made with tart sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic and parsley. The perfect butter for Garlic Bread! www.savoryexperiments.com

While there is nothing more beautiful than freshly whipped, homemade butter, sometimes I like to take it up a few notches and make flavored compound butter.

Compound butter is simply softened butter mixed with anything from fresh herbs, to spices, to citrus and more. This Sun Dried Tomato Butter comes in as one of my favorites!

Sun Dried Tomato Butter combines sweet butter with, you guessed it, tart, sun dried tomatoes with roasted garlic, and fresh parsley.

You can whip up a batch right before your meal or even make it days ahead of time and really allow the flavors to meld and infuse the butter.

I try to get my sun dried tomatoes finely chopped up into little bits so every bite has some bite. The roasted garlic gives it a spicy punch and parsley adds a little herbaceousness to round it out. Boy, are you in for a treat!

Sun Dried Tomatoes

While I like to make my own butter (hop on over to see how easy it is), you can also take a shortcut and use store-bought.

Just do me a favor and don’t buy the cheap stuff. Butters are not created equal and cheap butter is mostly water and hydrogenated oil, not actual cream.

Sun Dried Tomato Butter is a flavored butter recipe made with tart sun dried tomatoes, roasted garlic and parsley. The perfect butter for Garlic Bread! #sundriedtomato #compoundbutter www.savoryexperiments.com

Sun Dried Tomato Butter is the perfect addition to any meal, Italian or not.

The obvious choice: Spread onto bread and broil it for zesty garlic bread. Or maybe you slather some on a baked potato. Maybe you spread it on the next grilled cheese sandwich you make. Or how about a turkey sub or a hamburger?

The options for this delicious flavored butter are endless! Let your imagination run wild.

Sun Dried Tomato Butter is a flavored butter recipe made with tart sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic and parsley. The perfect butter for Garlic Bread! www.savoryexperiments.com

Tools for making Sun-Dried Tomato Butter:

Mini Food Processor– I use this thing daily! It is by far my most used kitchen appliance, it is small and I throw all the parts into the dishwasher, well except the base and cord, of course!

Butter Dish– There is nothing to make your glorious butter look better than a beautiful butter dish!

Here are even more recipes that use sun-dried tomatoes!

Sun Dried Tomato Butter is a flavored butter recipe made with tart sun dried tomatoes, roasted garlic and parsley. The perfect butter for Garlic Bread! #sundriedtomato #compoundbutter www.savoryexperiments.com
Sun Dried Tomato Butter is a flavored butter recipe made with tart sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic and parsley. The perfect butter for Garlic Bread! www.savoryexperiments.com

Sun Dried Tomato Butter Recipe

4.62 from 31 votes
Sun Dried Tomato Butter is a flavored butter recipe made with tart sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic and parsley. The perfect butter for Garlic Bread!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Use the whisk attachment of a hand held mixer or stand mixer. Whip room temperature butter for 1-2 minutes, scraping down sides as needed.
  • Add mashed roasted garlic and continue to mix for 1 minute.
  • Using a spatula, fold in sun dried tomatoes and parsley.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes to 3 days.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, make sure to come back and rate it! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 tablespoon, Calories: 107 kcal, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 30 mg, Sodium: 5 mg, Potassium: 48 mg, Vitamin A: 410 IU, Vitamin C: 1.7 mg, Calcium: 7 mg, Iron: 0.2 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 107
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: compound butter, flavored butter
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

    1. I usually keep it about a week. It should stay good as along as the butter would, but since it is blended, there is the potential for other things to get there and make it spoil faster.

  1. 5 stars
    I made this to give to neighbors for Christmas (paired with Rosemary Focaccia bread). My family loved it and the neighbors raved. I used salted butter because I wanted that extra salty touch. It was a win to learn how to roast my own garlic as well. Simple.

  2. My new favorite gifts are the compound butters and so far everyone has loved them especially your sun dried tomato butter. You mentioned freezing the butter and I want to inquire about the best way to do that?

    1. Hi Rikki- bread, as a compound butter for finishing chicken, fish, shellfish or steak, on grilled or sauteed veggies and Basically any recipe that calls for butter and would taste good with sun dried tomatoes.

  3. 5 stars
    OH!!!!!

    I will go with you to BA (butter anonymous) if you like…..actually scratch that I love butter and don’t want to give it up.

    I am a massive fan of compound butters, I think my favourite is a red wine and shallot one, but this sundried tomato butter looks and sounds delicious. Like Italy packed into one tiny pat of butter. Perfect for grilled chicken or pork. YUM!!!

    I will be making a roll of this soon.

    Have you tried freezing it? I often freeze my compound butters as we don’t always get through them, but I have never frozen sundried tomatoes.

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Claire, I do freeze them! I make them into smaller batches and make compound butter sampler platters at dinner parties. I’m glad I have a BA friend 🙂