Butter boards are here and I am excited about it. This version is the perfect combination of flavors with roasted garlic cloves, fresh herbs, seasonings and creamy, smooth butter. This easy recipe is the next charcuterie board and it is time to start serving it to your guests now! A roasted garlic butter recipe is the best thing to add to your butter board.
Charcuterie boards took over the internet and have found their way into any party in different forms. Well the new charcuterie board is taking over and it is a butter board. This spreadable butter with any variety of delicious toppings paired with your favorite crusty bread is an appetizer match made in heaven.
This was inspired by my Charcuterie Board recipe on this site, and pairs well with this Salted Honey Butter Parker House Rolls.
This is one of those fun recipes where you can really change it up however you want to get the flavor profile you desire.
- creamy butter
- garlic heads
- olive oil
- black pepper
- sea salt
- fresh parsley
- bread or dinner rolls
See recipe card for quantities.
Unlike a charcuterie board, the process to create a butter board is much quicker and involves a lot less slicing. Just a few simple steps for this delicious app! As long as you have a stick of butter you are good to go!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the top of the garlic bulb off. Drizzle with olive oil and add some salt and then wrap the bulb in tin foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
Soften the butter but make sure it does not melt. Spread the room temperature butter out on a small board. Feel free to create a pretty design in the butter to create a pretty presentation.
Mash the roasted garlic and spread on top of the butter. Add chopped chives, parsley, salt and pepper. Drizzle honey on top.
Slice your bread. Serve with the butter board. Spread some of the butter on your bread before enjoying.
Hint: to soften your butter, take it out of the refrigerator about 2-3 hours before creating your butter board. This will get your butter to the perfect texture without melting it at all.
- Butter - to cut down on salt, use unsalted butter. For extra flavor us salted butter. You can also use a vegan butter if you need a dairy free alternative. A good butter is definitely important though since this is the main ingredient.
- Roasted Garlic - use raw garlic for a stronger, more potent flavor. You can also use garlic paste to spread on top.
- Bread - swap out for a gluten free bread if you have a gluten restriction. You can swap out different types of bread too. A classic is french bread but sourdough or any other artisan breads pair well also.
These butter boards are an open canvas and can be paired with a variety of different toppings.
- Spicy - add a pinch of red pepper flakes on top or some chopped up peppers. You can also drizzle chili oil on top.
- Deluxe - add truffle oil for an upscale level of flavor.
- Cheesy - add parmesan cheese on top of some mozzarella for a cheesy addition. You can melt the cheese and create a cheese sauce for a delicious rendition. Then you'll almost have a deconstructed cheesy garlic bread.
See this Cheesy Garlic Bread Baguette on my website!
For this recipe, you will need a small charcuterie board. You will also need a knife to spread the butter. I also suggest a small serving knife to spread the butter on your bread.
You can cover your butter board with plastic wrap and save for up to about a week. Some items you add on top of your butter board might not last as long as others so some might need to be removed if you are saving it.
These ingredients can be wrapped up in plastic wrap and frozen for up to 2 months. I don't suggest leaving the butter on the board, I would remove it at this point.
Scrape the extra butter off of the board and add to a small bowl. Mix in all of the toppings. After that scoop your now roasted garlic compound butter in the middle of a piece of plastic wrap. Roll the compound butter in the plastic wrap in a cylinder shape. Place the refrigerator and you have a simple compound butter recipe. We love slicing compound butter and adding it on top of our steak once it comes off the grill and is resting before slicing. Depending on the different toppings you add, you can create a variety of compound butter recipes.
Roasted Garlic Butter Board Recipe
- 1 small charcuterie board
- serving knives
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the top of the garlic bulb off. Drizzle with olive oil and add some salt and then wrap the bulb in tin foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
- Soften the butter but make sure it does not melt. Spread the room temperature butter out on a small board. Feel free to create a pretty design in the butter to create a pretty presentation.
- Mash the roasted garlic and spread on top of the butter. Add chopped chives, parsley, salt and pepper. Drizzle honey on top.
- Slice your bread. Serve with the butter board. Spread some of the butter on your bread before enjoying.
I prefer either a flaky sea salt or kosher salt. I prefer a more coarse salt that adds a stronger flavor.
Absolutely, if you take butter off of the board and spread it on a french baguette and bake it you will get the best garlic bread ever. Talk about flavor!
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
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