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


Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

2 tablespoons
57 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 4.5g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 1.5g; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 9.6mg; vitamin a iu 153.3IU; vitamin c 0.7mg; folate 7.6mcg; calcium 85.7mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 6.1mg; potassium 66.8mg; sodium 164.2mg.

1 fat