Gifts from the Kitchen, Tomato Basil Butter

This flavorful butter will brighten up your summer!  Make up a batch to take to the next BBQ or picnic, your host will love having some to stash away!


Roast some tomatoes with some olive oil and salt & pepper


It’s a beautiful thing!


Slide all this yumminess into a dish of softened butter


Add some chopped fresh basil, pesto, or basil paste


A little goes a long way~


Mix it all together and stick in the fridge to set up

roasted tomato butter

Use this on bread, sandwiches, corn on the cob or any vegetables~

tomato basil butter toast

We had it on toasted french bread slices

tomato butter

Some were topped with Parmesan

parmesan topped tomato toast

So good!

Tomato Basil Butter

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Course condiment
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 20 grape tomatoes
  • 1 tsp basil paste or freshly chopped basil or pesto to taste
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Put tomatoes on a foil lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season.
  • Roast at 400 for 15-20 minutes until they burst and are cooked and soft.
  • Mix warm tomatoes with soft butter and basil.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour until butter has set. Use on toast, rolls, sandwiches and vegetables.
Keyword flavored butter, tomato basil butter

We ate all ours before I had a chance to play with packaging, but you could put this in a small tub or in a jar


or roll it into a log


and tie it up with a ribbon for giving~

tomato basil butter

This toast is perfect with just about anything, and makes a great appetizer too

If you make this Tomato Basil Butter for a gift, be sure to make some for yourself!


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5 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Tomato Basil Butter”
  1. Mary says:

    Oh that sounds so good Jenna, I always forget about compound butters. What a great and easy way to introduce some flavor! I have some mini tomatoes sitting on the counter right now 🙂

  2. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Looks great on the toast, a perfect appy:@)

  3. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you for the nice recipe. 

  4. fairhopesupplyco says:

    On corn on the cob, it would be divine, but my favorite would be on thick toasted bread like you’ve shown.

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    What a great compound butter, I just love your combination of flavors! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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