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Garlic Butter Sauce

Easy-to-make Recipes for Delicious and Creamy Garlic Butter Sauce

Looking out for a great garlic butter recipe? This write up gives you easy to make, delicious and creamy recipes.
Kanika Khara
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017
Garlic butter sauce is used to spice up a variety of food items. The sauce is prepared by mixing together the prime ingredients- crushed garlic and melted butter. This unique combination brings out a spicy, pungent flavor in the sauce, which is used as a seasoning or a dipping for bread sticks, pizza crusts, beef steak, etc. Some people like using this sauce on pastas, spaghetti, dip shrimp, etc.

However, the flavor varies in intensity and aroma due to different cooking methods employed to make this sauce. But if you are thinking of making the sauce at home, and that it can be difficult and time-consuming, then let me tell you that it is one of the easiest sauces to prepare and won't require much of your time and efforts. So, let us learn how to make the sauce, that too in different cooking styles and tastes.

Garlic Butter Sauce Recipes

Basic

Ingredients
  • Butter, ⅓ cup
  • Crushed Garlic, 1 clove
  • Dried Basil, ¼ tbsp.
  • Dried Oregano, 2 tsp.
Directions

Take a small saucepan and melt the butter at medium high heat. Add garlic to it and sauté until cooked. Now add dried oregano and basil leaves. Stir well until cooked and then serve warm.

With Mayonnaise

Ingredients
  • Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, 4 tbsp.
  • Butter, 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic Powder
  • Lemon (optional)
Directions

Soften the butter by heating in a microwave or sauce pan for a few seconds. Mix the mayo and melted butter, and sprinkle small amount of garlic powder on the mixture. Stir well. Lastly, squeeze lemon juice and your sauce is ready.

With Parmesan Cheese

Ingredients
  • Butter or Margarine, 3 tbsp.
  • Minced Garlic Cloves, 2 - 3
  • Parmesan Cheese, (Grated) ½ cup
  • Flour, 3 tbsp.
  • Pepper, ½ tsp.
  • Nutmeg, ⅛ tbsp.
  • 2% Low-fat Milk, 4 cups
  • Salt, 1 tbsp.
Directions

Take a saucepan and sauté garlic in butter or margarine. Put flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg to garlic and butter mixture and mix well to form a roux. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps and then add Parmesan cheese; stir well. Cook over medium heat, stirring in between until the sauce thickens and then serve.

With Dry Sherry

Ingredients
  • unsalted butter, ¾ lb. (3 sticks)
  • Clam Juice, ½ cup
  • Dry Sherry, ½ cup
  • Whole Milk, ½ cup
  • Minced Garlic, 1 tbsp.
  • Minced Shallots, 1 tbsp.
  • Bay Leaf, ½
  • Unsalted Butter, 1 tbsp.
  • Flour, 1 tbsp.
  • Salt, 1 tsp.
  • White Pepper, 1 tbsp.
  • Lemon Juice, 1 tbsp.
Directions

In a small saucepan, add half quantity of clam juice, sherry, whole milk, garlic, shallots, and bay leaf, and cook on medium high heat. Take another sauce pan, add 1 tbsp. butter and heat until it is foamy. Sprinkle in the flour, stirring consistently with a metal whisk and then add the previously prepared mixture to it. Stir the mixture properly and lower the heat to low. Slowly whisk in the butter, 2 tbsp. at a time and finally put lemon juice, salt and white pepper. Mix well and if the sauce is too thick, add clam stock. Serve warm.

It is not only easy to prepare but, detectable too. Since most of the ingredients are readily available, try preparing the sauce at home and try it out as a dip with different dishes.
Garlic Butter Sauce