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Garlic pizza sauce in a bowl with a spoon dripping

Garlic Pizza Sauce

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Italian American

Description

This creamy garlic pizza sauce is a delicious, flavorful base for my favorite pizzas, pastas and chicken and sausage dishes.


Ingredients

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


Instructions

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.


Notes

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.