Garlic Chive Butter

Garlic with herb and butter on a chopping board

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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
127 Calories
12g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1/2 cup (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 127
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 35mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chives are very easy to grow and, once established in your garden, you will find yourself searching for ways to keep up with the growth. Garlic chive butter is a delicious way to use your yield. This butter is great for making toasted garlic bread and can be used to fry hash browns or top a big mountain of mashed potatoes.

You can grow your chives in the ground or you can grow them in a large planter. The plants look ornamental and, in the summer, they will grow large, edible flowers that you can harvest and use to dress up a salad.

Harvest the chives whenever you need them using kitchen scissors to clip the chives off of the main plant. Give the leaves a quick rinse under cold water, dab them dry with a paper towel, and then either cut them into small bits with a knife or scissors.


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, softened)
  • 1 small clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon chives (chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Cream the butter, garlic, and chives together in a bowl or container you will be storing the butter in.

  2. Cover the herb butter and store in the refrigerator for 3 hours before use.

  3. The butter will keep for several days, but it is doubtful it will last that long.


  • If you are vegan or have allergies to dairy products, you can replace the dairy butter with vegan butter.
  • The butter can be used for a wide variety of cooking. Use it to fry pork chops or chicken. Put a glob of it on your baked potato or use it on vegetables.

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