The BEST Vegan Garlic Butter

The star of any toasted bread, baked potato, or juicy chicken, this vegan garlic herb butter only requires 4 simple ingredients and a few seasonings you probably already have on hand. This is the only vegan garlic butter recipe you'll ever need!

I'm just going to come right out and say it...

The whole family is going to DROOL over this recipe!

(Like, you are going to be the extra favorite for weeks to come.)

So buckle up, because today's recipe for vegan garlic herb butter is out-of-this-world AMAZING and you're going to find every excuse to make it.

Whether it's for a simple garlic sauce or a fancy garlic toast, your weeknight dinners just got a major upgrade!

A bowl of vegan garlic butter

Why you'll love this recipe

Easy to make: your award-winning compound butter will be ready in a matter of minutes!

Four main ingredients: you probably have all of them in your pantry right now!

Made with whole foods: each ingredient is packed with vitamins and nutrients, so you can feel good about what you're eating.

Customizable: use your favorite herbs, any seasonings you like, and serve with your favorite type of bread.

Ingredients you'll need

  • Vegan butter: my go-to brand is Miyoko's because their butter is made from organic coconut oil and organic cashew milk, and it tastes and baked just like real butter. I also use Country Crock because it's made with olive oil or avocado oil.
  • Fresh garlic cloves: I'm sorry but garlic powder won't cut it here. You can't get that garlicky goodness from a dried powder. This butter is worth peeling the garlic skin and getting your fingers all sticky! You can also use a garlic presser if you have one.
  • Fresh parsley: because herbs not only elevate the flavor but the aesthetics too. And yes, it MUST be fresh!
  • Nutritional yeast: basically a vegan parmesan cheese. I use this nutritional yeast but you can use any brand you like.
  • Seasonings: sea salt and a bit of "everything seasoning." You could also add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a spicy kick!

Ingredients for vegan garlic butter

How to make vegan herb butter

These are a simple overview of the instructions. For the full recipe, see the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Step 1: soften your butter

This step is crucial! Your butter MUST BE room temperature. Not softened in the microwave, not partially melted, room temperature.

For the best results, set out your butter in the morning and it will be the perfect consistency by the afternoon.

At minimum, your butter should have been on the counter for at least 1-2 hours.

Minced parsley and garlic on a cutting board

Step 2: prepare the mix-ins

Finely chop your fresh parsley (or herbs of choice) into small pieces and discard the stems.

Mince each clove of garlic and set aside.

Step 3: make the garlic butter spread

In a small bowl, combine the herbs, nutritional yeast, minced garlic, and seasonings with the softened vegan butter.

Mash with a fork until everything is well combined.

Serve with the perfect side dish or a slice of bread and enjoy!

The best vegan garlic bread recipe

Now that you have the best vegan garlic butter recipe, you can make the best vegan garlic bread!

Preheat the oven to 450°F, set out a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, and slice a large loaf of Italian bread in half like you're going to make a sandwich.

Once your garlic butter mixture is prepared, spread half of the softened butter on one half of the bread, then repeat with the remaining butter and bread.

Bake for 7-10 minutes until the butter is melted and the bread is a nice golden brown.

Sprinkle some extra parsley, salt, and black pepper on top and dig in!

Garlic butter breadsticks

What to serve with vegan garlic butter

A loaf of garlic bread

Frequently asked questions

How long does homemade garlic butter last?

Once mixed, store your delicious vegan garlic butter in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 days.

Can you freeze garlic butter?

Yes! Portion the butter into 1 tablespoon cubes and freeze in an ice cube tray. Then, remove and store in a freezer bag until you're ready to use.

What herbs are best for homemade garlic butter?

I love any type of fresh herbs, but chopped parsley is my go to. Depending on what you're making this butter for, you could switch up the fresh parsley for fresh cilantro, chives, rosemary, or basil.

Is this recipe dairy free?

Yes, because this is a vegan garlic butter recipe, that means it is also a dairy free garlic butter recipe.

Can I use regular butter?

Of course! This recipe will also work with regular dairy butter. Just make sure to use the same amount of butter.

Garlic butter with nutritional yeast, everything seasoning, and red pepper flakes

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You are going to fall in love with this vegan garlic butter! It is such an easy recipe packed with delicious flavor and you only need a handful of ingredients to whip it up.

Be sure to leave a star rating and review below the recipe card if you make this recipe so other readers know how you liked it!

The star of any toasted bread, baked potato, or juicy chicken, this vegan garlic herb butter only requires 4 simple ingredients and a few seasonings you probably already have on hand. This is the only vegan garlic butter recipe you'll ever need!


Brooke Harmer













  • 1/2 C vegan butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 C fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp Everything seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes, optional
  • Salt, to taste


  1. In a shallow bowl, mash the parsley, garlic, nutritional yeast, and seasonings until well combined.
  2. Serve with your favorite bread, pasta, or veggies and enjoy!


*See blog post for things to serve with garlic butter and storing instructions.


Serving: 1 Tbsp / Calories: 98 / Fat: 10g / Saturated fat: 8g / Protein: 1.3g