What are butter boards?
Butter boards are a shareable buttery spread topped with condiments and seasonings. These butter boards feature a charcuterie board-esque setup. The very idea of a butter board came about from a viral TikTok post, and butter boards have only grown in popularity since then. We are excited to share the best butter board recipes with you today, and we hope you enjoy this unique appetizer as much as we do.
1. Blueberry Pecan Sweet Butter Board Recipe
This sweet butter board is perfect for brunch, and we love how simple it is to make. All you need is softened butter, honey, candied pecans, and blueberries to create this scrumptious butter board masterpiece. Start by softening the butter to room temperature, then get a wooden cutting board ready to use and place it off to one side.
Whip the butter with a hand mixer to create an even, lightly whipped texture, then spread it in the middle of the board, leaving plenty of space around the outer edges. Next, top the butter board with drizzled honey, fresh blueberries, and chopped candied pecans. Edible flowers add a pop of color to this sweet butter board, but those are completely optional. If you want to make it extra sweet, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top, then serve it with your favorite toast.
Get the full recipe and directions here.
2. Italian Inspired Butter Board
If you love cheese boards, you should definitely try this butter board. This butter board recipe pairs perfectly with crackers. The ingredients you will need for this butter board include sea salt, roasted garlic, green olives, roasted red peppers, fresh basil, and (of course) softened butter.
We think this colorful creation would make the perfect edible display at a potluck, and it would look especially festive on a holiday snack table. If you feel like there’s something missing, feel free to sprinkle some Italian seasoning on top of this enticing butter board.
Get the full recipe and directions from Delicious by Design.
3. Sweet and Savory Butter Board Mash-up
This butter board caters to every kind of foodie. Instead of featuring a singular flavor, this unique butter board is divided into four different sections. One side features savory flavors and the other side is sweet.
Begin by spreading softened butter onto a wooden board. Create the first savory section by topping the butter with fresh basil, chives, parsley, rosemary, thyme, salt, black pepper, and lemon zest. In its adjacent section, add roasted garlic and parmesan cheese, then cut basil leaves chiffonade style to garnish it. On the sweet side, add a generous drizzle of honey and thinly sliced fig in one section, then pistachios, mint leaves, and orange zest to complete the final section of this unique butter board.
Get the full recipe and directions from Savory Experiments.
4. Asian-Inspired Spicy Butter Board
Check out this eye-catching, sweet, and spicy butter board. Its featured flavors include roasted garlic, chili oil, honey, cashews, and micro greens. We love how pretty this butter board looks once it’s ready to serve, it is 100% Instagram-worthy. The author of this butter board recipe recommends swirling the butter for more visual appeal. You can serve it with French bread or any other soft bread. You should definitely serve this butter board appetizer the next time you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine.
Get the full recipe and directions from Aubrey’s Kitchen.
5. Lemon Garlic Butter Board
Lastly, you can never go wrong with this classic flavor combination. Lemon and garlic go so well together, especially when they are combined into a creamy vehicle such as butter. Along with the lemon zest and roasted garlic, you will also need salt, black pepper, and fresh parsley to make this butter board.
The author of this butter board recipe shares a very clever tip. Wrap your wooden board in parchment paper before applying the softened butter. This step makes the clean-up process an absolute breeze.
Other butter board flavor combinations ideas they shared were sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese; cilantro, lime, and queso blanco; and pomegranate, rosemary, and honey. We don’t know about you, but we are dying to try all of these butter board variations.
Get the full recipe and directions from Laughing Spatula.
Butter boards are a unique spin on traditional charcuterie boards. This TikTok sensation makes an excellent shareable appetizer at parties. We hope you enjoy making, eating, and sharing these delicious butter board recipes with your friends and family. Tell us about your favorite butter board in the comments!
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