This creamy garlic pizza sauce is a delicious, flavorful base for my favorite pizzas, pastas and chicken and sausage dishes.
1 TB olive oil
4 cloves (2 tsp) garlic, minced
2 TB AP flour
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 c. half and half
1 TB Parmesan cheese, grated
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, place the olive oil and the minced garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, whisking constantly so the garlic doesn’t brown. Add the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and stir.
Sprinkle in the flour and whisk quickly until it is a thick paste. Let cook and bubble for another 1-2 minutes.
Stir in the half and half 1/2 c. at a time, whisking constantly. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir, then turn the heat to low and let simmer 5-10 minutes to thicken. Serve warm or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days until ready to use.
Garlic takes on a different flavor when it is browned – be careful not to burn it.
This sauce has a consistency like gravy. If you prefer a thinner sauce, use only 1 TB of flour.