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Sour Cream and Chives Compound Butter

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It’s a savory and delicious topping for your potatoes or as a spread for toast. Our sour cream and chives compound butter has your sides covered.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get a craving for buttered toast. While a simple salted butter on a toasted slice of bread usually hits the spot, there are times when I need more.

More of what you ask? Well, simply put, more flavor. That’s where a compound butter can come in handy.

Compound butter is easy to prepare, takes very little time, and comes in a multitude of varieties.

For today’s offering, we have made a compound butter that only takes four ingredients and can be whipped up in no time. Did you see what I did there, whipped butter, get it?

Sour cream and chives compound butter on sliced bread.

Let’s try move past that lame attempt at humor and focus on what’s important; a delicious compound butter that can be used for more than just toast.

Since it has sour cream and chives, you can bet it works beautifully on potatoes. From simple baked options to loaded Hasselback’s, the combination of flavors in this condiment is the perfect match.

Close up of compound butter on sliced bread.

One unique way to use our compound butter is as a topping for your steak. It might sound strange at first but think about it.

All that creamy butter and sea salt melting into a sauce on your favorite cut of meat. I haven’t tried it on chicken or fish yet.

However, you may want to try it on those meats as well.

Top down view of butter on sliced bread and compound butter in jar.

In closing, the best thing I can say about this compound butter is that it only lasted about three days before it was gone. Oh, and please correct me if I am wrong, but I think this recipe might be keto friendly.

If so, this might be our first ever keto friendly offering. As always, I wish everyone a long life, love everlasting, and a belly full of silky smooth butter!

Need another tasty condiment? Then check out our tzatziki sauce with sour cream!

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It's a savory and delicious topping for your potatoes or as a spread for toast. Our sour cream and chives compound butter has your sides covered.

Sour Cream and Chives Compound Butter

Yield: 20 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

It's a savory and delicious topping for your potatoes or as a spread for toast. Our sour cream and chives compound butter has your sides covered.


  • 8 Ounces Unsalted Butter, (two sticks, softened)
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Chives, (green onions, diced)
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream, (full fat)


  1. First, remove the butter from your fridge and allow it to soften before starting the recipe.
  2. Next, dice the chives.
  3. Then, in a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or food processor, combine all the ingredients until the butter is smooth and creamy.
  4. Last, transfer the butter to a sealed container and store it in your fridge between uses.


The calorie count listed is an approximation based on the ingredients listed. Actual calorie count may vary. A serving size is considered to be about one tablespoon. The prep time listed doesn't include the time needed for the butter to soften.The finished product should be placed in a sealed container in your fridge for up to seven days. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 119mg

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Saturday 30th of September 2017

Yum! I love trying out different spreads on my bread, this is a must! Anything with chives is delicious!


Saturday 30th of September 2017

Thank you, Lynsey! I'm glad you like the spread. It's pretty versatile and can go a number of different dishes. I hope you give it try. Have a lovely weekend :)

Sapphire Kharyzma

Wednesday 27th of September 2017

This is giving me so much life right now. I love sour cream and chives! I would so make this and use it in some homemade mashed potatoes! Thanks for sharing this :)


Wednesday 27th of September 2017

Thank you, Sapphire! I'm glad you like the recipe and hope you decide to make it sometime. Have a lovely day :)