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This brown butter ghee recipe is so easy and creates the most amazing flavor. Learning how to make ghee (especially brown butter ghee!) is perfect for the paleo or Whole30 kitchen!

Brown Butter Ghee

Rich and nutty brown butter meets ghee! Perfect for adding flavor to paleo or Whole30 dishes, this brown butter ghee recipe is easy to make and will become your secret weapon in the kitchen.
Course Basics
Cuisine Asian, Basics
Keyword brown butter, ghee
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 813 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 1 pound butter , preferably grass-fed

Special equipment:


  1. Place the unwrapped butter in the medium light-colored saucepan over medium heat. Let melt completely. The butter will foam then bubble then foam again. By this point, the butter will have gone from light yellow to a bright, lemony yellow. Finally, the butter will turn from this bright yellow to brown and will take on a nutty, very rich fragrance.
  2. Immediately remove from heat and let cool slightly. Skim any solids off the top then pour through cheesecloth- or a paper towel-lined sieve.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature, away from light.

Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Ghee
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 813 Calories from Fat 828
% Daily Value*
Fat 92g142%
Saturated Fat 58g363%
Cholesterol 244mg81%
Sodium 810mg35%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2834IU57%
Calcium 27mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.