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How To Make Italian Butter Easy Recipe

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Learn how to make Italian Butter at home just like they serve at Carrabba’s and you can create a restaurant quality experience at your own dinner table.

Some folks call it Italian Olive Oil Dip for Bread or Garlic Dipping Oil and others call it Italian Butter. Either way, once you learn to make it at home and see how easy it is, you’ll keep the spices at the ready for Italian dinner night anytime.

Don’t serve it too often though so you can keep  your family believing you were in the kitchen for hours making them something delicious.

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Italian sliced bread and a bowl of Italian butter next to it

We enjoy Italian Butter with sliced French bread when we treat ourselves to a romantic Date Night Italian dinner at home. My Date Night Menu is simple, easy and no fuss. 

Treat your family to a high dollar meal at home for next to nothing. Make your own copycat Carrabba’s Italian Butter with just a  few simple ingredients probably already in your pantry.

Seasonings and spices used to make Italian butter

Ingredients for making Italian Butter

  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. basil
  • ½ tsp. rosemary
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 large clove of garlic crushed
  • OPTIONAL: Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3-4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil preferably Robust
Italian Butter on a small sauce with a piece of bread
Easy Italian Butter recipe. Just like Carrabba's. Make your own Italian Olive Oil dip for bread using a few Italian herbs and spices. #italianbutter #copycatrecipe #Italiandinner

Easy Italian Butter Recipe

An easy recipe for homemade Italian Butter perfect for Italian night at home.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. basil
  • ½ tsp. rosemary
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 large clove of garlic crushed
  • OPTIONAL: Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3-4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil preferably Robust


  • Mix all of the dry spices together in a bowl.
  • Crush the garlic and add to the dry spices.
  • Mix well to blend.
  • Place about 2 Tbsp. of the mixture onto a small saucer.
  • Pour the olive oil into the dry spices and swirl the saucer to blend the spices with the olive oil.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Bread dip, Italian butter, Italian recipe
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A dinner table with two plates of a pasta dish, Italian bread and a bowl of Italian butter. All on a table with a red tablecloth and white dishes

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Italian butter on a white saucer next to a sliced loaf of Italian bread

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