Butter. A weakness of mine. For the life of me, I’m baffled how people can use one of those tiny pads of butter and not use it all on their roll or piece of bread! It takes self restraint on my part to not use one pad of butter PER SIDE of the roll! Honestly though, butter was just my gateway drug into an overuse of condiments when I was young.
I’m happy to say I’ve evolved, but that doesn’t change the fact that the 10 year old girl inside me still wants to dip every piece of baby carrot into a homemade dill dip. I remember my parents putting butter on saltines and eating them when I was growing up and I was right there with them, slathering it generously onto each cracker until my parents told me I needed to actually eat my dinner, not just the saltines and butter.
I now use a yogurt based butter by Brummel & Brown that saves me a lot of calories. They don’t sell it on Amazon, but if you can find it in your grocery store, I highly recommend it. It tastes just like regular butter and is easy to cook with!
This was my first time doctoring up my butter, and it was so fun! I love when I get a delicious red wine or herbed butter on my steak when eating out, so I figured why not make my own?!
I’m also a complete sucker for blue cheese on my steak, and since I was making this butter to put on steak I knew I had to have blue cheese.
The walnuts were added for a smokey and crunchy taste, and I knew the bacon would provide a salty element that would blend nicely with the sharp taste of the blue cheese, helping to balance out all the flavors.
This butter is rich, so you don’t need a lot, and it would go great on chicken, pork, or this Roasted Pork Loin & Blue Cheese Balsamic Glazed Vegetables recipes, but was AMAZING on steak!
What is your favorite way to dress up your butter?
Serves 1/8 of butter
5 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1 1/2 c. butter, softened
- 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 c. blue cheese crumbles
- 1/4 c. toasted walnuts
- 2 tbsp. garlic powder
- In a bowl stir the crumbled bacon, blue cheese crumbles, toasted walnuts and garlic powder into the softened butter.
- Shape the butter into a log and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill until ready to serve.
To toast the walnuts turn the broiler on in your oven. Place the walnuts on a baking sheet with parchment paper and toast for 1-2 minutes, checking every 30 seconds so they don't burn.