This easy, creamy sauce is bound to become a favorite. Roasting the garlic brings out its inherent sweetness for a rich, flavorful sauce that's healthy too. Toss with pasta or use as a pizza sauce. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019

Pam Lolley


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook garlic in a small cast-iron skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the skins have darkened and the cloves are soft inside, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, remove skins and mash the garlic until smooth.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until combined. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low and whisk in the mashed garlic, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Cook, whisking constantly, until the cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

57 calories; 3.2 g total fat; 1.9 g saturated fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 164 mg sodium. 67 mg potassium; 4.5 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 2.8 g protein; 153 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 8 mcg folate; 86 mg calcium; 6 mg magnesium;