Quick & Delicious Roasted Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Let's begin by talking about garlic. Now garlic is one of those must have items in every cook's pantry because it is used in so many recipes. Not only is it a staple for cooking, but it keeps vampires away or friends and family if you eat too much. Just kidding! 

But seriously, garlic is considered a powerhouse superfood in terms of the nutrients. Consuming garlic on a regular basis can help boost your immune system so you are less likely to get a cold or infection and can fight off other illnesses and diseases more easily because garlic cloves contain many unique phytonutrients, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that have proven health benefits. So let's get going on this recipe because it contains 24 cloves of garlic!

My recipe for Roasted Garlic Alfredo Sauce is so easy it is ridiculous! I can't even tell you how good this sauce is (notice my "I can't even" bowl...lol). You will pretty want to eat this stuff plain because it is that good. The only real prep is roasting the garlic ahead of time. Other than the 45 minutes takes for the garlic to bake, you can have this delicious sauce ready to serve in less than 15 minutes (I buy grated Parmesan cheese to cut down on prep). Everything is prepared in one pan, so clean up is a snap! I hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Enjoy!

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients"


Roasted Garlic Gloves:
3 large heads garlic
Extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Aluminum foil for roasting


1. Preheat oven to 400°. Slice off top of the heads of garlic. 

2. Place head of garlic on a piece of heavy duty foil.

3. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. 

4. Loosely wrap up your garlic in the foil and place in preheated oven. 

5. Roast until golden and soft, approximately 40 minutes. 

6. Let cool then squeeze out garlic cloves into a small bowl and set aside.

Alfredo Sauce:
½ cup unsalted butter
3 heads of oven roasted garlic, approximately 24 cloves (see directions above)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp dried parsley
Salt,  to taste
Ground nutmeg,  to taste
Paprika, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. 

2. When butter is melted, add roasted garlic and cook for 2 minutes. 

3. Reduce heat to medium low and add heavy cream and cream cheese. Use a whisk and blend until smooth.

4. Add Parmesan cheese, stirring constantly until well incorporated and sauce thickens, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in parsley, salt, nutmeg, paprika, and pepper.

5. Remove from heat and serve with prepared Fettuccine noodles, over your favorite grilled meat, or with warm bread as an appetizer. 

Carb Count: This sauce contains approximately 6 carbs per 1 cup serving. Makes 5 cups total.