Roasted Garlic Sauce with Cheese

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Roasting garlic is simple and makes the garlic milder, softer, and sweeter. Use this sauce with vegetables, spaghetti squash, salads, rice, or tomatoes.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 1 head garlic, unpeeled, dampened
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup gluten-free chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  • Wrap the dampened garlic in aluminum foil and roast in oven for 1 hour. Cool until you can handle it. Cut off the tip ends and squeeze garlic out of the shells and into a small bowl; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat and stir in the cornstarch. Continue to cook for 3–4 minutes over low heat. Whisk in the milk, chicken broth, and olive oil.
  • Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, cheese, and reserved garlic.
  • Place mixture in the blender and process until smooth. Pour into a serving bowl.