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Add flavor to summer meals by making your own compound butter, like my Sun-Dried Tomato Butter. Plan ahead because it needs to chill, but it only has 4 simple ingredients!
Once you start making compound butters, there really is no going back to plain butter. It’s so fun to change up a recipe with a simple addition of a flavored butter. I’ll make up a whole bunch of them and then store them in the freezer in smaller packages (about the size of half a stick) until I’m ready to use one.
Adding a flavored butter to corn on the cob is such an easy way to change up your side dish. Use them on steaks, chicken, on side dishes, vegetables, but my favorite is on corn on the cob. Use a corn butter spreader to butter the corn and it will keep hands clean and makes sure there is the perfect amount of butter on every bite of corn.
How to Make a Compound Butter
Bring a stick of butter to room temperature. Make sure the butter’s softened and place in a bowl or food processor. Add ingredients like sundried tomatoes, herbs, garlic, cheese, fruits, etc. Combine with a heavy duty wooden spoon or gently pulse in the food processor until combined. Dump out on a large piece of plastic wrap. Roll up plastic forming the butter mixture into a log and twist to seal. Place in refrigerator to firm up for use.
How Long Does Compound Butter Keep
Compound butters will last a week or so in the refrigerator. It’s not the butter that will go bad, but the extra ingredients added to the butter. I tend to make compound butter the morning I plan to use or the day before.
How to Freeze Compound Butter
Yes, compound butter can be frozen. After forming butter into a log shape using plastic wrap. Place wrapped butter into a freezer safe zip top bag. Squeeze out all the air and place in the freezer. Compound butter will last 2-3 months in the freezer, just be sure to leave time for butter to thaw in the refrigerator before use.
How to Use Compound Butter
Using compound butter is so easy. Use it anywhere you’d use butter, but want an extra bit of flavor. I love it on steak, chicken, corn on the cop, roasted (or grilled or steamed) veggies, fish, etc. The sky’s the limit.
Sun-Dried Tomato Butter
Sun-Dried Tomato Butter. Plan ahead because it needs to chill, but it only has 4 simple ingredients!
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
- 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh basil
- plastic wrap
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients until well combined.
- Layout at 6-10 inch long piece of plastic wrap and scoop butter out of bowl into the center of plastic wrap. Roll up plastic wrap, forcing the butter into a log shape. Twist over ends to shut. Place in freezer for several hours or the refrigerator for at least hours to firm.
- If frozen, allow it to thaw in the fridge until ready to use. Add to pasta, burgers, steaks, rolls, etc.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
I’ve never tried compound butter…so simple and so many uses for it! I just visited their site and found many more superdelicious recipes…many thanks!
Rachel Mullins says
looks like a winning combination!
Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom) says
I can imagine so many things that this would be delicious on! I’m a huge butter fan 🙂
Embeth Gray says
I used also sundried tomato product for my recipes. I like this tomato product since the taste is really unique. It is perfect for the all recipes need tomato paste.
I love sun dried tomatoes, they’re great in everything!
I’ve never actually tried sun-dried tomatoes, but after seeing so many yummy recipes, I’d love to try it!
I’ve never made compound butter but I am a huge fan of sun dried tomatoes! So very yummy. Your recipe looks fantastic! Thanks1
Lucy Schwartz says
I have never made a compund butter. the recipe sounds easy and delishous and i do like the inclusiion of the sun dried tomatoes.
Aaron Bretveld says
I have made my own compound butter before, roasted garlic compound butter to be exact. Sun dried tomatoes are great in pasta dishes because they add so much flavor while not watering down the sauce like regular tomatoes would.
mike b says
I have made my own compound butter, chive and garlic yum!! As for sundried tomatoes they are amazing in pasta with some grilled chicken in a lemon butter sauce!
Never made compound butter but I LOVE Sn dried tomatoes!
I have made a compound butter but, never with sun-dried tomatoes in it. I love love them so I could see definitely making this!
Lynne T. says
I am a huge fan of sun dried tomatoes, especially those packed in oil.
kathy pease says
I have never made a compound butter or even heard of it until now..I would love to give it a shot and I love using sundried tomatoes in cooking
I have never made compound butter but I have made my own sundried tomatoes and I love them!
Dorothy Hubbard says
I have never made compbound butter, but all the ingredients make it sound like a winner. I have made flavored butter, IE garlic etc.
Julia Baxter says
I use sundried tomatoes in soup but I’ve never made compound butter!
Ann Council says
I do use sun-dried tomatoes and I have not made compound butter.
susan smoaks says
i love sun dried tomatoes, i haven’t ever made a compound butter but it sure does look yummy
Scott Nussman says
I’ve never made compound butter. However, I would love to make this recipe. Sun dried tomatoes are one of my favorite type of veggies to cook with.
I have never made compound butter. I like sun dried tomatoes in salads and pasta dishes.
Melanie Montgomery says
Yes. I am a fan of sundried tomatoes.
I’ve never made the butter…but always wanted to try! And my family LOVES tomatoes and we try to incorporate them into a lot of our meals!
Sherry Conrad says
We have made a few, usually things like honey cinnamon butter.
Zylika Ifans says
The photo is so nice. The recipe is so yummy and I love to get this giveaway. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I hope I can get this one.
I have not made compound butter but it looks yum! I love sundried tomatoes in casseroles , sandwiches and wraps
kendra W says
I have never tried it, but i am a huge fan of sundried tomatoes
Kylie C says
I’ve made garlic & herb compound butter for my steaks before but hadn’t thought to use sundried tomatoes. Thank you for a lovely giveaway and recipe.
Ed Nemmers says
I have not yet made a compound butter, but J’Adore sun-dried tomatoes!
Sasha Dang says
I have never made compound butter. I love sundried tomatoes. I would like to try to make compound butter with sundried tomatoes, garlic, dill, cracked black pepper and lemon zest.
Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
I love sundried tomatoes in recipes but I have never made a butter
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Chrystal J. says
I love sun dried tomatoes on pizza, and I would love to make compound butter.
natalia ryjova says
I love sun dried tomatoes. Especially on pizzas and in salads.
Ginger b. says
I have not. Until today I thought it was much harder to make. Now I will try it and family will be impress.
Diana Stanhope says
I have never made or even tried compound butter but I will. I use sundried tomatoes a lot on pizza and in homemade cheese bread rolls. My family loves the flavor they add to bake bread dishes.
dani marie says
nope but i LOVE sun dried tomatos. so much flavor.
Never made compound butter- love sundried tomatoes!
Jennifer R says
I have never made a compound butter but have tasted one before. I love sundried tomatoes. Thanks for the chance.
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nope never made compound butter, but i do have several recipies to and would love to someday. i do like sundried tomatoes! i like them on pizza!
Paula Tavernie says
Ive never made Compound Butter but I will attempt to now! Thanks for sharing!
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Jessica Rose says
I’ve never even heard of compound butter before =P But i’m a big fan of sun-dried tomatoes
Amy L says
I’ve never made a compound butter, but I’d love to try your recipe. I bet it would be great on toasted bread, hot biscuits, cornbread, and lots of other foods. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the giveaway!
I’ve never made compound better and I’ve used sundried tomatoes before. They’re wonderful for last minute stir fries.
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Kelly Evans says
You have a beautiful family. I like watching family photo. You are so lucky to have such family.
Brittney House says
I’ve never made the compound butter but it sounds easy and delicious to do.
Christina Tong says
I’ve never made compound butter. I love sun-dried tomatoes, I use it in many of my receipes.
Jennifer V says
I have never made a compound butter but I do love sun-dried tomatoes. My favorite use is probably in homemade bread. Yum!
I make butter now and then. My DD absolutely loves homemade butter. I’ve made a compound butter once with some herbs, but it wasn’t a hit with the kids. For some reason, I never think to cook with sun-dried tomatoes, although I do enjoy them.
barbara n says
I have never made compound butter but have seen lots of posts about them..Definitely gonna try one now
I’ve never made a compound butter but I think it would do wonders for my cooking!
Katie R says
I’ve never tried making compound butter. I love sun-dried tomatoes especially in pasta dishes and on pizzas
Jennifer B. says
I’ve made compound butter with fresh herbs.
I have made compound butter! I made an orange honey butter not long ago and I absolutely loved spreading it all over my toast each morning! I’d also love to make some with sun-dried tomatoes….to spread all over some garlic toast for pasta night!
I’ve never made compounded butter before. I’m super excited to try!
I can’t wait to try this. 🙂
Beautiful pictures! This recipe does sounds good.
I have made several compound butters…I like maple butter.
I love sun-dried tomatoes!
Kyl Neusch says
love these tomatoes!
have not made the butter, love sun dried tomatoes
Barbara Stenby says
I can’t wait to try this it looks yummmy! I love sun-dried tomatoes they make everything taste so much better!
Janna Johnson says
love sun dried tomatoes. never made compound butter
Sarah S says
I would really like to try making compound butter. It sounds delish!
Barbara Montag says
This is the first I’ve heard of compound butter – so no.
I use sun-dried tomatoes a lot – so great for pasta!
Your picture looks great!
elven johnson says
I’ve made compound butter before & use sun-dried tomatoes for pizza & snacks.
Ariel Grace says
That sounds so good! It would be delicious on fresh baked bread!
DeeAnn S says
I’ve never made compound butter. I love sun-dried tomatoes on salads and in cooked pasta dishes. Thanks.
Sheila K. says
I love sun-dried tomatoes—they add a great deal of richness and flavor to a brown rice/lentils/spinach stew I make!
Leann Lindeman says
I love compound butter… I have made several…. My favorite is with chipolte peppers. However I love tomatoes in all forms, so the sun dried tomato compound will be a must try!
Cynthia C says
Yes, I’ve made compound butters and I love sun dried tomatoes in my pasta salad.
I make compound butter all the time. I never thought to put sundried tomatoes in it, though.
I use sundried tomatoes in my dips all the time.
Tari Lawson says
I have never made compound butter but that butter does look yummy.
I greatly enjoy sundried tomatoes on my salads and pizzas as it gives the dish a little spice full of herbs too! I have never made compound butter but it does look delicious!
Chevelle Sopkin says
I never have made a compound butter, but I have a girlfriend who does & she swears by it! I LOOOOVE sundried tomatoes. I put them on everything. We usually buy the huge jar from Costco & I eat about 3/4 of it myself. We make a lot of our own pizza at home (so much better that way!) and I can’t make one without sundried tomatoes AND artichoke hearts. Yum!
Theron Willis says
Yes, a compound butter with garlic and parsley.
Sun dried tomatoes? I soak ’em in olive oil.
Hope to win!
Yes, I’ve tried them. I love to throw sundried tomatoes into a pasta salad with some feta cheese, olives and maybe cucumbers.
Mildred Floyd says
I have mixed other stuff with butter but have noy made compound butter. The last time i used Sundried tomatoes was in homemade humus.
Donna L says
I never make a compound butter. This recipe sound delicious.
Never tried this, but it looks delish!
This compound butter looks so yummy! I have never made it but it’s definitely on my to-do list! Love sundried tomatoes! Especially as a topping for crisp bruschetta! 🙂
Shannon Baas says
Never tried compound butter but love sun dried tomatoes.
ELIZABETH C. says
I have never made a compound butter and I use sundried tomatoes in salads and sometimes add it on pizza.
I often make compund butters with fresh herbs- i would use the sundried tomatoes on sandwiches and to flavor my hummus!
kelly nicholson says
Have you ever made a compound butter? Are you a fan of sun-dried tomatoes? Make your comment relevant to the recipe and sun-dried tomatoes. :
i will give the recipe a try..thanks
kristen m says
I have never made a compound butter – or any butter for that matter! I DO love sun dried tomatoes on salads and pizzas, and in a sauce on pasta, yum!
I’ve never made compound butter. Sun dried tomatoes are great on salads. Thanks for the giveaway!!
I love sun dried tomatoes! Thank you for the giveaway!
rust hawk says
Never used compound butter with the sun dried tomatoes look perfect for my homemade salsa!
Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious says
that looks fabulous!
Mary Beth Elderton says
I’ve never used compound butter, but it looks and sounds wonderful!
Heather Turner says
No, I’ve never made compound butter but it looks amazing, babes. I like to use it in pastas. I’ve been playing with bruschetta and I bet I could make a boss version with the sun dried tomatoes. Yerm!
never made compound butter, but it looks yummy. I do like sun dried tomatoes though, and I wonder if my son would like them!
Sheila Delacruz says
I have not made the butter, but am definitely going to now, and as for the Sundried Tomatos?? I LOVE them. We use to get a sundried tomato, garlic,and mozzerella cheese bread!!! It was like having a slice of pizza!!!
I have never made compound butter but it looks delicious! I love sundried tomatoes on my pizza with lots of other veggies and chees too!