Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce

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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
16 tablespoons


  • 6 cloves garlic, unpeeled

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup low-fat milk, warmed

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

57 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 57
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 153IU 3%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 6mg 1%
Potassium 67mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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