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Kräuterbutter (German Herb Butter)

A recipe for Kräuterbutter (German Herb Butter)! Softened butter is flavored with a variety of herbs to create the perfect accompaniment for fresh bread.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine German
Keyword butter, German, Germany, herb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 1/4 Cup


  • 8 ounces (225 grams) unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, parsley, chives, basil, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste using a spatula or spoon until evenly combined. Form into a tube wrapped in plastic wrap or store in a covered bowl in the refrigerator until about 30 minutes before ready to serve.