Cooking never ceases to amaze me. Add a little heat to so many ingredients and they are transformed into something new. I know it’s all science, but it feels more like magic! One of those magical ingredients is butter. In this case, cooking it to the point of browning gives you a rich, nutty butter that adds depth of flavor to whatever it touches.
The best part about brown butter is it is equally as delicious added to sweet recipes as it is to savory dishes. It is incredibly versatile and always tasty! These 25 browned butter recipes will get your mouth watering and will inspire you to get in the kitchen and make a little magic!
Brown That Butter! 1 of 26
These 25 recipes offer all kinds of brown butter inspiration!
Salted Brown Butter Cookies 2 of 26
This recipe is a re-creation of a cookie you can buy on the Central Coast of California that is to die for, and I don't use those words lightly!
Browned Butter Snickerdoodle Popcorn 3 of 26
We all know that butter and popcorn go perfectly together, but brown butter ups the ante by adding more depth of flavor. Add a little cinnamon and sugar to the equation and you have something really special.
Browned Butter Banana Bread with Ginger 4 of 26
This ain't your everyday banana bread. Brown butter and ginger add layers of flavor you will want to sink your teeth into as quickly as possible!
Pasta with Browned Butter Breadcrumbs 5 of 26
This charred corn asparagus pasta looks amazing, especially topped with brown butter breadcrumbs. I can imagine all sorts of dishes that those breadcrumbs would be fabulous with!
Brown Butter Fried Egg Sandwiches 6 of 26
Add a hint of sophistication to your next fried egg sandwich with a bit of browned butter and tomato and basil puree.
Banana Bars with Brown Butter Frosting 7 of 26
I'm sure the banana bars are great, but I think I could probably just eat that brown butter frosting on its own!
Chocolate Chunk Brown Butter Blondies 8 of 26
I know for a fact I could eat that entire pan of blondies right there. Pretty sure anyone could. Hello, Scrumptious!
Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce 9 of 26
This post teaches you how to make a perfectly simple brown butter sauce, which is good over this homemade pumpkin ravioli as well as many other pastas and meats.
Warm Brussels Sprout Salad with Brown Butter and Hazelnuts 10 of 26
This simple and classy side dish is sure to please all your guests!
Brown Butter Peach Shortbread Parfaits 11 of 26
These parfaits topped with maple cinnamon whipped cream look amazing. That said, I think I would be perfectly happy with the brown butter peach shortbread on its own, too!
Brown Butter Brownies 12 of 26
As if brownies need to be any richer! Bring it on!
Brown Sage Butter Mushroom Risotto 13 of 26
This rich and creamy risotto is perfect for a cool autumn evening.
Pan-Seared Scallops in Brown Butter 14 of 26
Brown butter is wonderful with seafood and these scallops are no exception. This recipe is guest-worthy but quick and easy enough for a weeknight, too!
Brown Butter Pear Cake 15 of 26
As soon as I saw this recipe and this picture I knew I had put this recipe on the "to-try" list!
Brown Butter Salted Blondies 16 of 26
Brown Butter Gnocchi 17 of 26
For some reason when I think of brown butter, gnocchi always comes to mind. The two just go so well together! This recipes tops the delicious combo with pinenuts and veggies.
Brown Butter Macaroni and Cheese 18 of 26
Give your homemade mac & cheese even more flavor with brown butter
Truffled Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats 19 of 26
This recipe most decidedly adds grown-up flavor to a classic kids' treat in a really interesting way.
Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins 20 of 26
Butter gives you moist, delicious muffins. Brown that butter and you have the same delicious muffins with even more flavor.
Brown Butter Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies 21 of 26
Kim from Liv Life put a lot of thought and research into this cookie recipe and I can't wait to try it!
Roasted Squash Rings with Thyme Brown Butter 22 of 26
Not only are these squash rings beautiful, they are delicious, too!
Brown Butter Cream Cheese Dip 23 of 26
This brown butter cream cheese dip is perfect for enjoying all your fall apples!
Brown Butter Oatmeal Toffee Cookies 24 of 26
The chewy toffee combines beautifully with the nutty brown butter in this cookie recipe.
Spiced Squash with Brown Butter Glaze 25 of 26
Brown butter glaze is the perfect topping for a nice autumn squash, especially with a little Chinese five-spice powder added in.
Strawberry Browned Butter Muffins 26 of 26
I love the unexpected combination of strawberries and browned butter in this muffin recipe.
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