Pesto Butter

This Pesto butter is a crowd pleaser. Super easy to make, creamy, satisfying on bread, with pasta or potatoes. The whole family will love it. No one would ever think it is vegan, if you serve this to your family, friends or at your next party or potluck.

Close view of the pesto butter in a blue bowl.

Vegan butter is something magical. Just think about what one can do with it like my Garlic Butter or the Garlic Bread Recipe.

If you have not already tried these simple recipes, give them a try now and wow everyone. No matter if vegan, meat lover or anything in between: everyone will adore these in no time. No one would ever believe to eat vegan food. Trust me it tastes so close to the real deal if not even more amazing.

Once you’ve tried this pesto butter you can’t resist to eat it almost every day. On bread or over pasta, both is amazing. Be sure it is creamy, seriously addictive, rich, buttery, versatile, great on finger food, or for party snacks and many more.

Vegan butter and an amazing fresh pesto are the main ingredients.

What you need for basil pesto butter:

  • vegan butter
  • dairy free pesto (You can use any store bought basil pesto or make my own, which is made with basil, garlic, pistachios, olive oil and vegan Parmesan).

Note: if you use a store-bought pesto, please make sure it is made with enough flavor. You might want to add some minced garlic, or garlic powder for flavor.

Also you might want to add a pinch of salt. You can gladly skip this step if you make my Pistachio Pesto, there isn’t any need for extra flavor with garlic or salt.

A bowlful of potato wedges in front of the ready pesto butter.

How to make herb butter

I suggest you should start at room temperature with your vegan butter, so it is a bit more spreadable. Next is combining butter with pesto and mix. It is as easy as this. The butter can be stored in an airtight container for around 2 weeks so it is handy to have more meal prep ideas on hand.

This makes such an amazing part of a dinner, lunch, meal prep, lunch ideas for work so you can swap the food courts because homemade taste so much better. 

Trust me when I say this pesto recipe is the ultimate condiment and makes everything better and tastier than ever.

I made this recently for friends and everyone agreed they couldn’t believe it is vegan so this is a keeper for all. If you serve this to your picky kids, meat loving friends, no one would tell the difference to real butter.

This Pesto Butter is a great combination with potato wedges.

Variations for this pesto butter:

Herb butter: simply use other herbs like chives, cilantro, or parsley instead of basil.

Sun dried tomato pesto: you can mix this pesto butter with another pesto flavor instead of basil. All you need is my Best Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto for it or a store bought version. As I mentioned before if using pesto from the store you might want to add some salt or garlic.

Pesto pizza: skip the marinara sauce for pizza and use pesto butter as base. You can add some roasted veggies, artichokes, or olives.

Melting butter over potato fries.

Jalapeño butter: oh guys only recently I tried something different and added jalapeños to this vegan butter and oh boy it was so good. If you are into spicy food like me, this combination was heavenly and out of this world.

It makes the most delicious pesto garlic bread. Just spread a good amount on baguette or your favorite bread and bake everything for around 10 minutes.

Sheet pan veggies: I love sheet pan meals – you can do anything on sheet pan. This time just mix your favorite veggies with melted pesto butter give all on a sheet pan and bake for around 25 minutes at 410°F.

This Pesto Butter is super easy to make, versatile and so comforting. No one would ever guess it is vegan, gluten free, and it tastes so delicious over pasta, bread and potatoes. This will surely become a family favorite in no time. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #pesto #butter #vegetarian #dinner #lunch #mealprep #comfortfood #contentednesscooking

Give this Pesto Butter a try and every time you will add so much amazing flavor to any meal.

As always tag me on Instagram or Facebook, love seeing all your comments or remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

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This Pesto Butter is a great combination with potato wedges.

Pesto Butter

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 16
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: No Cooking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian


Description

This Pesto butter is a crowd pleaser. Super easy to make, creamy, satisfying on bread, with pasta or potatoes. The whole family will love it. No one would ever think it is vegan, when you serve this to your family, friends or at your next party or potluck.


Ingredients


Instructions

Start with your vegan butter at room temperature, so that it is easy to whip. Simply combine butter with pesto.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Tbsp
  • Calories: 139
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 87.6 g
  • Fat: 15.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.9 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

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