Don’t Throw Out Those Butter Wrappers!

It’s a little painful to toss butter wrappers in the trash — all that grease usually makes them non-recyclable. Sure, you can throw the paper, easily tearable ones in the compost, but, well, not everyone composts. And, for that matter, there are plenty of ways to reuse those butter wrappers before they leave the kitchen. You can even freeze them, folded in half with the dry side on the outside.

Here are a couple ideas for reusing butter wrappers:

Grease Pans.
So perfect, so easy, and just the right amount of grease!

Corn on the Cob.
Buttering corn on the cob without getting a whole stick gross and your corn too greasy.

Perfectly Cut Cakes.
Grease your knife with a butter wrapper before slicing up a cake for perfect, professional-looking slices.

Stop Using Non-Stick Spray.
Who needs a spray when you’ve got a butter wrapper? You won’t be drowning your dinner or baked goods in butter, but you’ll get just the right amount of grease.

Sauté Onions.
Want to soften onions but don’t want any color? Nestle a couple paper butter wrappers around the onion, place lid over saucepan but do not close shut — you want steam to escape.

Lightly-Buttered Toast.
Grease your toast with a wrapper for a light coating of butter.

Wrap Homemade Candies.
Making caramel for the holidays? Wrap cut pieces with butter wrappers instead of parchment or wax paper

Do you have a great way to reuse butter wrappers? Share it with us in the comments!

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Joette B
Joette B2 years ago

This is great I use coffee filters to grease up my cast iron with olive oil and store them in a jar to use over and over .really saves on cast iron keep ups as well as decreasing the paper towel sins of America!

Rose B4 years ago

Great Ideas

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill4 years ago

All good ideas, thanks

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you

Anna Ballinger
Anna Ballinger4 years ago

Thank you for sharing these great tips. I also use them to grease a potato or sweet potato before baking. Yum!

Angela K.
Angela K4 years ago

Thank you

Marc P.
Marc P4 years ago

Thank you for sharing!

Dianne Robertson
Dianne Robertson4 years ago

My Grandma used butter rappers for all of these!