Unsalted Butter Substitute

Does your recipe call for salted butter but you only have unsalted on hand? We're sharing the best unsalted butter substitution. Plus, get kitchen-tested tips for cooking with butter.

Wondering if you can substitute unsalted butter for salted butter? You can substitute unsalted butter for salted butter by adding 1/4 teaspoon salt per 1/2 cup unsalted butter (if desired). 

See more butter substitutes. 

Helpful Butter Tips

Cooking and baking with butter is easier with these must-have tips and tricks. 

See how to perfectly soften butter. 

Learn about how to bake with butter. 

Check out how to make clarified butter. 

See how to melt butter. 

How to Soften Butter

Many cookie recipes call for softened butter, but no one has time to wait for butter to soften. We'll show you an easy trick for how to soften butter in no time.

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