Gourmet Bacon Butter

A gourmet flavor that’s so easy to mix up at home this Bacon Butter will make your taste buds smile!

Small thin slices of baguette bread on a board slathered with soft bacon butter

Bacon Butter Recipe

Adding quality flavors and ingredients like freshly crumbled bacon, blue cheese, sage and honey to butter creates upscale food at home. Bring bold flavors like these to make an appetizer taste so much better.

Once your butter is softened to room temperature this compound bacon butter recipe is so easy to whip together in just five minutes. 

Freshly crumbled bacon is the secret that makes this butter so memorable. Fresh sage gives depth and an upscale herb flavor. Blue cheese pairs so well with steak or a crusty bread and blends in to the bacon butter so well!

Small spatula scraping edge of bowl full of fresh butter with lots of bacon, sage and blue cheese

The first time I made this we slathered it on warm English muffins for breakfast and used the extra on top of grilled steaks or burgers. Now we love adding small slices of sourdough bread to an Easy Charcuterie Board!

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Gourmet Butter Recipe

I usually have all of the ingredients on hand except for fresh sage and bakery fresh bread. 

So this gourmet butter recipe is simple to mix up on a whim. 

Gourmet butters are a popular culinary trend. Whether you dial up the flavor on a burger or spread gourmet butter on a board in a fun shape this recipe is infused with so much flavor!

Small bowl of gourmet bacon butter on a board surrounded by slices of baguette artisan bread

We like that the butters can be mixed up, stored in the refrigerator and served at a party or throughout the week.  

Ingredients Needed To Make Compound Butter:

  • Butter – choose a high quality unsalted butter
  • Bacon – cooked and crumbed bacon yields maximum flavor
  • Blue cheese – small crumbles that won’t all stick together work best
  • Sage – use the fresh herb and julienne the sage before stirring in
  • Honey – adds a pop of sweetness
  • Salt – I prefer kosher salt
Simple ingredients needed to mix in and make homemade bacon butter include bacon, crumbled blue cheese, honey, sage and salt

Bacon & Blue Cheese Compound Butter Tips

  • Use unsalted butter so you can season to your own tastes
  • Ensure that butter is at room temperature before mixing
  • Use plastic wrap to roll or shape the butter however you please
  • Or serve in small bowls
  • Or spread onto a small board in a shape appropriate for the holidays
  • Twist the plastic wrap at the ends to seal and keep fresh
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 – 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld

Step By Step Instructions

Allow butter to soften to room temperature. Do not use the microwave to soften as the butter needs to soften uniformly.

Place butter in a glass mixing bowl and whip to ensure it is all soft.

Softened, whipped butter in a glass bowl on a blue and white plaid napkin

Pour in the freshly cooked and crumbled bacon.

Half pound of fried bacon bits poured on softened butter

Then add crumbles of blue cheese and spread them out over the bacon as best you can before mixing.

Freshly crumbled bacon bits and crumbled blue cheese poured in a mixing bowl on top of softened butter

Then sprinkle the salt over the top.

Drizzle on the honey.

And sprinkle the sage in the bowl too.

Sage, blue cheese and bacon poured on top of whipped butter in a mixing bowl

Use a hand held mixer to beat all of the ingredients together.

Beaters on a hand held mixer coated with compound butter loaded with blue cheese and crumbled bacon

How To Store Extra Bacon Butter

Roll into a log and store the log wrapped in parchment paper or plastic wrap.

I like to use a wooden board covered in plastic wrap so that I have a firm, but portable surface to work with.

Bacon butter spread on a board with plastic wrap to roll it up

Roll it up sealing with the plastic wrap. Or create the shape of your choice!

Twist the ends and then fold them underneath the log. 

Homemade flavored butter rolled up in plastic wrap on a cutting board

Place the roll in a self sealing bag in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for up to a month. 

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Printable Blue Cheese Butter Recipe

Close up creamy butter with blue cheese, bacon and herbs

Gourmet Bacon Butter

Servings 15 servings
Author: Jennifer
A gourmet flavor that’s so easy to mix up at home this Bacon Butter will make your taste buds smile!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup crispy bacon finely crumbled
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh sage julienned
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey


  • Beat butter in a medium sized mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Scoop into a serving dish or transfer onto plastic wrap.
  • Shape into a roll and twist both ends to seal.  
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving


Calories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 175mgPotassium: 28mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 395IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

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Originally published April 23, 2018 with pictures updated on October 6, 2022.

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