Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

There’s something undeniably magical about transforming a humble head of garlic into a creamy, velvety sauce that can elevate your everyday meals to gourmet status. Enter this Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce, a secret weapon that’s sure to become a kitchen staple. Imagine the luscious richness of roasted garlic combined with the silky smoothness of Parmesan and heavy cream—your taste buds are in for a treat!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE

  • Flavorful Versatility: This sauce is a chameleon, ready to enhance a variety of dishes. Whether you’re drizzling it over pasta, using it as a dipping sauce for chicken wings, or pouring it on your roasted veggies, this sauce complements it all.
  • Restaurant-Quality at Home: Impress your guests or treat yourself to restaurant-quality dining in the comfort of your home. This sauce has an air of sophistication that instantly elevates your culinary creations.
  • Simplicity Meets Excellence: Roasting garlic may sound fancy, but it’s incredibly easy. The results, however, are nothing short of extraordinary. This sauce is an example of how a few simple ingredients can yield something truly remarkable.
  • Endless Pairing Options: Whether you’re a vegetarian, a chicken lover, or a seafood aficionado, this sauce harmonizes with various proteins and vegetables. It’s your go-to option for a quick flavor boost.
  • Make It in Advance: This sauce stores well, so you can make it ahead of time and have it ready whenever you need to add a burst of flavor to your meals. It’s a time-saver that doesn’t compromise on taste.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE

  • Garlic head
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE

  • Measuring Cups/Spoons
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Oven
  • Deep Skillet

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE

  1. Cut the top off the garlic head and place it on a sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the exposed garlic cloves. Wrap the garlic tightly in the aluminum foil. Roast the wrapped garlic in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the roasted garlic from the oven and carefully unwrap it. Squeeze the softened garlic cloves out into a pan or bowl. Use a fork to smash the roasted garlic cloves into a paste.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan with the roasted garlic paste: parmesan cheese, heavy cream, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, and black pepper.
  4. Whisk the ingredients together vigorously until you achieve a velvety-smooth and creamy consistency for the sauce.
  5. Enjoy!

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long can I store Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce?

You can store this sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. It’s perfect for making it in advance or for saving leftovers.

Can I reheat the sauce?

Absolutely. To reheat, use low to medium-low heat and a heavy skillet. Stir frequently to maintain the sauce’s creamy consistency.

What are some favorite dishes to pair with this sauce?

This sauce is incredibly versatile. It pairs wonderfully with pasta, chicken, seafood, roasted vegetables, and even as a dip for your favorite finger foods.

Is this sauce suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, this sauce is vegetarian-friendly. It doesn’t contain any meat products.

Can I make this sauce without heavy cream?

While heavy cream provides the creaminess this sauce is known for, you can experiment with alternatives like part-skim milk or milk substitutes if you’re looking for a lighter option.

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce as a perfect complement to your favorite dishes, adding a rich and savory burst of flavor.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Rest Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 large batch
Calories: 2237kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • Aluminum foil
  • Oven
  • deep skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic head
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Cut the top off the garlic head and place it on a sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the exposed garlic cloves. Wrap the garlic tightly in the aluminum foil. Roast the wrapped garlic in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the roasted garlic from the oven and carefully unwrap it. Squeeze the softened garlic cloves out into a pan or bowl. Use a fork to smash the roasted garlic cloves into a paste.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pan with the roasted garlic paste: parmesan cheese, heavy cream, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, and black pepper.
  • Whisk the ingredients together vigorously until you achieve a velvety-smooth and creamy consistency for the sauce.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 2237kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 92g | Fat: 202g | Saturated Fat: 121g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 60g | Cholesterol: 558mg | Sodium: 5058mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 7033IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 2933mg | Iron: 3mg
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Whether you’re preparing a quick weeknight meal or impressing guests on a special occasion, this sauce has you covered. The next time you’re looking to elevate your dishes, think of Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce as the secret ingredient that transforms ordinary meals into extraordinary experiences!

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