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Black Truffle Butter, a 2-ingredient recipe!

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If you’re a fan of black truffle, or you’d love to try it, you’re in for a treat! This black truffle butter is simple to make at home, and just a fraction of the cost you’ll spend at a high-end store. It’s uniquely earthy and nutty, and can transform any dish into a flavorful and elevated meal.

A sliced log of truffle compound butter with 3 truffles in the background.

All about black truffles

We popped down to Eugene recently for the Oregon Truffle Festival and it was a great experience! Truffles galore- as in truffle hunts, workshops and cooking classes (also, a truffle dog competition!). We came home with a couple of truffles and some culinary inspiration.

Is truffle a mushroom?

Truffles are a fungi, like mushrooms, but they grow underground. In the Pacific Northwest, they’re being harvested under Douglas Fir Trees. They’re not as abundant or as easy to find as mushrooms, hence their rarity (and the truffle dogs!).

What does black truffle butter taste like?

Black truffles have a distinct earthy or woods-y taste with nutty and sometimes even garlic-y tones. Black truffle butter is all of that delicious flavor infused into rich and creamy butter – a luxurious combination!

Where to buy black truffles

You most likely won’t find fresh whole black truffles at your corner grocery store unless you’re shopping at a specialty store. These days, you can find truffles online and have them shipped to your house. While black truffles are expensive, a little bit goes a long way so you don’t have to splurge too much to indulge in this little culinary luxury.

You can make this black truffle butter with two tablespoons of pre-minced truffle sold in jars. However, most jars of pre-minced truffles are mixed with other mushroom varieties and only have a small amount of black truffle.

Three black truffles and a wrapped log of truffle butter.

How to make black truffle butter

Our black truffle butter recipe only requires two ingredients, with an optional third ingredient for extra flavor. You will need:

Here’s how to make it (don’t forget to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to check out the full recipe):

  1. Mince the black truffles up very finely (a microplane will work great for this too!).
  2. Combine the minced truffles with the butter using a fork to thoroughly mix it in. If you’re using truffle oil, stir that in at this time too- this will make your truffle butter extra spreadable.
  3. Place the butter on a piece of parchment or wax paper, then roll the paper around it, shaping it into a log. Twist the ends to seal it.
  4. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours and then enjoy!

Can truffle butter be frozen?

Yes- You can store black truffle butter in the refrigerator or freezer, the same way you’d typically keep and store regular butter.

If you want to keep your truffle butter longer than 2 weeks then you should freeze it.

A steak with a pat of melting truffle butter.

What do you put black truffle butter on?

Black truffle butter can add a whole new and uniquely-truffle flavor to a variety of dishes, from steak to chicken to pasta or sides. Here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy black truffle butter!

  • Top your hot, seared steak with a dollop of black truffle butter .
  • Place a dollop on steamed vegetables.
  • Stir black truffle butter into noodles for an easy and elegant dinner.
  • Mix it into risotto for a black truffle-infused side dish.
  • Whip it into your mashed potatoes for a unique spin on a classic.
  • Blend it into some hot farro. The nutty flavor in farro is a great complement with truffles.

Enjoy this recipe for black truffle butter! It’s a culinary treat that is perfect for any special occasion! Once you try it, you’ll be hooked!

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A sliced log of truffle compound butter with 3 truffles in the background.

Black Truffle Butter

Yield: Makes 8 ounces of black truffle butter
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Make your own black truffle butter for a fraction of the cost of high-end stores. The earthy, nutty flavor of black truffles infuses into the butter and turns any dish into a luxurious culinary experience.

Ingredients

  • 2 small black truffles (1/4 ounce each)**
  • 1 cup (2 cubes) salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon black truffle oil** (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mince the black truffles up very finely. A microplane works well.
  2. Use a fork to combine the minced truffles with the butter and oil (if using).
  3. Place the butter on a piece of parchment or wax paper and roll it into a log. Twist the ends to seal.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

Notes

  • 1 small (1/4 ounce) truffle will give you about 1 tablespoon of finely minced truffle. 
  • In place of whole truffles, you can use 2 tablespoons of pre-minced truffle sold in jars. However, most jars of pre-minced truffles have other mushrooms mixed in and only have a small percentage of black truffles in them. 
  • Truffle butter with fresh truffles will keep for 1-2 weeks in the fridge. To store it longer, freeze it for up to 3 months.
  • If you want the butter to be softer and more spreadable, add the additional truffle oil or some olive oil. 
  • If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt and adjust to taste. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.5gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Mimi

Monday 10th of February 2020

Truffles smell like dirty feet to me, but I can’t get enough of them! I once ate at a restaurant in NYC with my daughter, and we were introduced to the truffle that they would be using on our pasta! It was pretty funny to say the least. But the pasta was heavenly. Anyway, I’ve never gotten my hands on any truffles, but it must be fun to play with them! Love the butter.

Dahn Boquist

Monday 10th of February 2020

Haha, funny you like truffles if you find the smell unpleasant but they do taste heavenly :)

angiesrecipes

Tuesday 4th of February 2020

Truffle butter on top with that juicy steak...life is good :-))

Dahn Boquist

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

This is a good life, isn't it Angie ;)

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