Can I Skip Salt in a Recipe by Using Salted Butter?

If you use salted butter and skip the salt in a recipe, will the taste suffer? Find out what the Test Kitchen has to say.


There is about the equivalent of 1/4 teaspoon salt in 1/2 cup salted butter, so you can adjust your recipe accordingly and the flavor will be comparable.

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