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.
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!
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!
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 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.
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!
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Sun Dried Tomato Butter
- 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.
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