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.

Pam Lolley
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019


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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

57.1 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 4.5g 1% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 1.5g; fat 3.2g 5% DV; saturated fat 1.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 9.6mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 153.3IU 3% DV; vitamin c 0.7mg 1% DV; folate 7.6mcg 2% DV; calcium 85.7mg 9% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 6.1mg 2% DV; potassium 66.8mg 2% DV; sodium 164.2mg 7% DV.