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How to Make a Creamy Garlic Sauce

Updated on September 28, 2011

A Simple Creamy Garlic Sauce Recipe

Pasta is a favorite at our house. Homemade creamy garlic sauce, pesto, and parma rosa are recipes I find myself making frequently. Most of these sauces are very easy to prepare and can be used for a variety of purposes.

My creamy garlic sauce recipe takes only a few minutes to make and requires only a handful of ingredients. I'll share the recipe here.

Tools and Ingredients

You'll need the following tools to prepare this recipe:

  • a small saucepan
  • a small whisk
  • a cutting board and knife

You'll also need the following ingredients for the creamy garlic sauce:

  • 4 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 small onion, peeled
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon leaves chopped, or
    1/4 tsp dried tarragon
  • salt and pepper to taste


Putting It Together

Mince the garlic gloves and finely chop the onion.

Melt butter or margarine in small saucepan over low heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until tender.

Add 1/3 cup chicken broth to the onion/garlic mixture and continue to heat on low. In a small cup, combine another 1/3 cup chicken broth with 2 teaspoons cornstarch.

Whisk thoroughly with a small whisk. Then gradually add to saucepan, whisking to combine.

Reduce heat to simmer, and allow to thicken. This usually takes one to two minutes. Add 1/3 cup cream and tarragon. Allow to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.

Taste, season, with salt and pepper as needed. If the sauce becomes too thick, add additional chicken broth (not cream).

This sauce is great with pasta and complements a variety of cooked or sauted vegetables. One of my favorite variations to the creamy garlic sauce is to add sundried tomatoes. I buy them in a jar, and use 5 or 6 of them, rinsing well and chopping before incorporating them into the sauce.

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      Dale Anderson 4 years ago from The High Seas

      Excellent recipe. Will be making this for my wife next week.

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      kingkos 4 years ago

      nice hub i think i like your soup

      all the Tools and Ingredients are easy to get in the kitchen.Cool

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      L.L. Woodard 5 years ago from Oklahoma City

      Ah, I've never used tarragon, but since the rest of the garlic sauce recipe looks yummy, will just have to try it as written.

      Thanks for sharing this easy-to-make recipe. Voted up and Shared.

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      PaperNotes 6 years ago

      Thanks mulberry! Just so you'll know, I have printed out your recipe right after I read it. Will try to make it for the morrow! Thanks again.

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      wdywft 6 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      Tarragon - I was just about to cook some noodles and homemade cream/garlic sauce - adding tarragon is a great tip. Thanks!

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      Jody 7 years ago

      I made this. Came out nice.

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Love garlixc and love pasta - this is bookmarked for sure!

      Thanks so much for sharing what looks like a really great recipe.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Jacob Darkley 7 years ago from California, USA

      I will definitely try this. I'm not a great cook but it looks simple enough!

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      Tony 7 years ago

      This looks and sounds really good.

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      reddog1027 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks for the recipe. It sounds so easy even I could do it.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Wow mulberry1, this sauce looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.