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Tomato Basil Compound Butter

This amazingly flavorful Tomato Basil Compound Butter seems like something you could only get at a fancy restaurant, but it's really so simple to make at home in just a few minutes!


  • 1 stick of salted butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • Ground black pepper to taste optional


  • In the bowl of your mixer, combine the room temperature butter, tomato paste and basil.
  • Whip together on medium until well combined.
  • Using a rubber spatula, transfer the mixture to a ramekin and refrigerate until firm.


Delicious over hot pasta, or spread on Italian bread and top with granulated garlic salt for the most incredible garlic bread you've ever eaten!