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A small cast iron skillet with melted, smoked butter inside.

Smoked Butter

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Smoker
  • Cuisine: American


Smoked Butter – a super simple smoked butter recipe that shows you how to infuse a bit of smokiness into your butter!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 


  1. Preheat smoker to between 180-200 degrees F. 
  2. Place butter, salt and garlic in a small cast iron skillet or other small, flat heat-proof container. 
  3. Place on smoker and close the lid. 
  4. Let smoke 15-35 minutes. 
  5. Remove from smoker and use in your favorite recipe! 


  • Serving suggestions: dip crab legs in it, drizzle over a steak or serve with some corned beef and cabbage!
  • Smoke Time: due to the high fat-content in butter it retains quite a bit of smokiness after just 15-30 minutes. 
  • Garlic: feel free to omit the garlic if you want or you can go the other way and add more if you desire!