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5 Mins Lemon Butter Sauce — 3 Ways

Make this easy and delicious Lemon Butter Sauce in just 5 mins!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword Lemon Butter Sauce, Lemon Chilli Butter Sauce, Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 61 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks (250g) salted butter, cut into cubes
  • juice of 1 lemon or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped herbs (I like a parsley and cilantro/coriander mix)
  • black pepper to taste

Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

  • All of the above ingredients, plus:
  • 1/2 tsp garlic purée

Lemon Chilli Butter Sauce

  • All of the above ingredients, plus:
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes

Instructions

Lemon Butter Sauce (stovetop)

  1. Add butter to a light-coloured saucepan (so you can see that it does not burn) and melt over medium heat.
  2. Once butter is melted, add the lemon juice, chopped herbs and pepper and simmer for 3 mins.
  3. Switch off the heat and serve with chicken, fish, pasta or vegetables.

Lemon Butter Sauce (Instant Pot)

  1. Select sauté function.
  2. Add cubed butter into the Instant Pot inner pot and let it melt.
  3. When melted, add in the rest of the ingredients, mix and let cook for a couple of mins.
  4. The switch of heat and remove the inner pot from the Instant Pot so it does not continue to cook.

Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

  1. Add butter to a light-coloured saucepan (so you can see that it does not burn) and melt over medium heat.
  2. Once butter is melted, add the lemon juice, garlic purée, chopped herbs and pepper and simmer for 3 mins.
  3. Switch off the heat and serve with chicken, fish, pasta or vegetables.

Lemon Chilli Butter Sauce

  1. Add butter to a light-coloured saucepan (so you can see that it does not burn) and melt over medium heat.
  2. Once butter is melted, add the lemon juice, chilli flakes, chopped herbs and pepper and simmer for 3 mins.
  3. Switch off the heat and serve with chicken, fish, pasta or vegetables.

Recipe Notes

Tips for Making Lemon Butter Sauce


Weight Watchers Points

There are 2 Freestyle points in one serving of Lemon Butter Sauce.

Nutrition Facts
5 Mins Lemon Butter Sauce — 3 Ways
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.