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What Are The Best Compound Butter Flavors?

The most exciting aspect of compound butter is that you can choose any flavor you want. Our expert team loves creating custom flavors for our customers that perfectly match their meals. Here is a list of some of the most popular compound butter flavors around.

Types of Herb Compound Butter

Lemon Herb Butter

Herb Shallot

A versatile and flavorful compound butter, herb shallot can make a rich, aromatic spread that brings out the flavor in your food. It pairs deliciously with all the classic choices, along with baked potatoes, scrambled eggs, and certain types of pasta.

Rosemary Asiago

Looking to give your grilled cheese sandwich an upgrade? Try adding a rosemary asiago compound butter for an extra layer of flavor. Rosemary asiago butter is also an excellent choice for roasted chicken, sautéed mushrooms, and seafood.

Lemon Herb

Our customers love lemon herb butter for its ability to pair well with meats, vegetables, pasta, bread, and seafood. Lemon herb is great to drizzle over grilled chicken breast, green beans, and vegetarian proteins like tofu or tempeh.

Types of Garlic Compound Butter

Garlic Herb Butter

Roasted Garlic

One of the most popular options because of its versatility, roasted garlic compound butter has a home in any kitchen. It’s perfect for bread rolls, mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables in addition to steak, pork, and poultry. We like to mix roasted garlic butter with tomato sauce to create a rich and satisfying flavor.

Lemon Garlic

An ever-popular option for seafood, lemon garlic compound butter can add a burst of citrusy freshness to your dish. Lemon garlic is an excellent choice for sautéed greens, artichokes, salad dressing, or grains such as quinoa or couscous.

Garlic Herb

Both savory and aromatic, garlic herb compound butter is a classic choice for staples such as steak, bread, vegetables, and seafood. But it can also add a savory twist to scrambled eggs or stuffed mushrooms.

Black Garlic

A unique combination of sweet and savory flavors, black garlic compound butter is popular with rice, risotto, pasta, and vegetarian dishes such as stir-fries and grain-based salads. It also pairs well with pan sauces and gravies, as well as toasted slices of baguettes—especially when combined with goat cheese or prosciutto.

Types of Sweet Compound Butter

Cinnamon Honey Butter

Apple Herb

Apple herb compound butter is an evergreen favorite due to its mixture of sweet and fruity apples with savory and aromatic herbs. While it works with all the classics like vegetables, bread rolls, and rice, it’s an excellent accompaniment for pork chops, tenderloin, or roast pork. Apple herb has a way of complementing the meat’s natural sweetness while adding a savory dimension.

Cinnamon Honey

An extremely versatile compound butter flavor, cinnamon honey is popular with baked goods such as croissants, Danish pastries, and cinnamon rolls. It’s also a perfect choice for grilled fruit such as pineapple, peaches, or apples. We love to put cinnamon honey compound butter on warm doughnuts for the perfect glaze.

Maple Brown Sugar

As you might imagine, maple brown sugar compound butter is an extremely popular choice for breakfast food such as pancakes, French toast, biscuits, hot cereals, and burritos. But it also pairs just as well with desserts such as ice cream and baked apples.

Types of Savory Compound Butter

Pesto Basil Butter

Blue Cheese

Both rich and pungent, blue cheese compound butter offers a bold and tangy flavor to your dish. Blue cheese butter is great for melting over chicken wings, beef tenderloin, or cheeseburgers. It’s also ideal for grilled Brussels sprouts, salads, or fresh pear slices.


Adding bacon bits will ensure a smoky, salty, and savory flavor for your dish. Bacon compound butter is popular with baked potatoes, especially with chives and sour cream, as well as cabbage, cauliflower, cornbread, and grilled corn on the cob.

Four Cheese

Looking for a rich, creamy, and indulgent flavor profile? We love four cheese compound butter on burgers, steak, bread, and sautéed spinach. You might also try adding it to homemade macaroni and cheese or spreading it inside a grilled cheese sandwich for an extra layer of creaminess.

Pesto Basil

By adding the rich, aromatic flavors of pesto basil to your butter, you can layer classic Italian flavor onto your dish. Pesto basil butter is perfect for grilled or roasted meats, eggs, baked potatoes, and even tomato soup.

Creating Compound Butter Flavors with Butterball

Butterball® Farms has decades of experience creating delicious, innovative, and bold compound butter flavors for our customers. When you talk with our team and tell us about your business, we can create the perfect butter to go with the food you serve.

Let’s Talk About Compound Butter Flavors for Your Business

Ready to start building a compound butter flavor with Butterball Farms? Reach out to our team to get started.