Garlic sauce

Garlic sauce

15 min
Enjoy a tasty and effortless sauce that you can whip up in no time with our recipe for garlic sauce. The best part about this recipe is that it requires no planning and is very versatile. Use it to top off your favourite meals like grilled meat or pasta dishes. All you need is a few basic ingredients, and then you can enjoy a creamy garlic sauce with oregano bursting with flavour.


  • Stir flour and 2½ tablespoons of milk together in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  • Stir in the vegetable stock with the rest of the milk. Bring everything to a boil while stirring.
  • Add garlic and oregano. Cook the sauce over low heat while stirring for approx. 5 minutes. Season to taste.

Fresh garlic is a must for this creamy garlic sauce recipe, as it gives the mixture a pungent kick of flavour. If you prefer a more mellow taste, soak or cook the garlic in water for a few minutes and dry it before you crush it and add it in with the other ingredients.


We suggest you use regular all-purpose wheat flour for this recipe. The flour helps thicken the mixture and gives it a nice creamy texture.

Questions about garlic sauce

Making a homemade garlic sauce is made very easy with our recipe. In less than 15 minutes, you can make a delicious side with just a few ingredients. Read on to learn more!

What is garlic sauce?
Garlic sauce is a white sauce with garlic as the main ingredient resulting in a pungent and deep flavour. It consists of a roux with vegetable broth and skimmed milk for a lighter consistency. It is a great way to add flavour to pasta, seafood, and roasted vegetables or simply served on top of a deliciously grilled piece of meat.
How to make garlic sauce?
Whip up a creamy garlic sauce in no time by stirring flour and a bit of milk together in a small saucepan. Add vegetable stock and more milk and bring it to a boil while continuing to stir. Next, add a crushed garlic clove and chopped oregano leaves to the mixture. Cook everything over low heat for roughly 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper.
Can you freeze garlic sauce?
You can freeze garlic sauce, but like most sauces, it is a little tricky if it contains dairy products which will likely split when thawed. Hence, it is really important to protect it from any exposure to air or moisture that can cause it to separate. Let it cool before pouring it into a freezer bag or an airtight container and transferring it to the freezer. If you have taken the necessary precautions, the sauce can keep well for up to 6 months in the freezer.
What to serve garlic sauce with?
Serve it with a juicy steak, use it to coat your favourite pasta, or incorporate it into a lasagne or mac and cheese. It will give your dish a comforting and creamy touch with a pleasant garlicky taste. The sauce also works well as a dip for bread and shrimp. There are many delicious ways to put it to good use – take your pick.


Wheat flour
2½ tbsp
Skimmed milk
¼ litre
Vegetable stock
¼ litre
Small, crushed garlic clove
Chopped fresh oregano leaves
2 tsp
Coarse salt
¾ tsp
Freshly ground pepper

Garlic sauce – flavourful with a tasty depth

There is nothing more satisfying than a creamy sauce bursting with flavour from garlic and pungent, peppery fresh oregano. This simple and easy garlic sauce packs a punch in the flavour department. With just a handful of ingredients, you can experience delicious aromas that will dance on your tongue. While the vegetable stock forms a solid base for the sauce, it is also key to creating a deep rich aroma that enhances the garlicky taste. Fresh oregano leaves provide a bold flavour with a subtle balance between sweet and spicy that ties everything together and make for a well-rounded flavour.

If you love this recipe and want to be inspired to try out other sauce recipes, be sure to check out our creamy peppercorn sauce infused with chopped peppercorns and sprinkles of pink pepper, easy homemade aioli with garlic cloves and freshly squeezed lemon juice, or simple mayonnaise that you can use for almost anything.

The versatile white sauce with garlic

You can make plenty of delicious dishes with garlic sauce as either a side dish or the main ingredient. It is versatile and pairs wonderfully with various dishes, giving them a kick of the garlicky aroma. If you need some inspiration for what you can use the white garlic sauce for, we have some easy ideas for you. This creamy addition will quickly become your new go-to kitchen staple and can elevate any of your favourite dishes.

Pasta with garlic sauce

If you are looking for a quick, comforting dish, warm pasta tossed in a white garlic sauce is the way to go. Once it is done, pour it into a serving bowl and transfer the cooked pasta to the bowl. We suggest you go with fettuccine pasta because the shape is thick and wide enough to pick the maximum amount of garlic flavour with each bite. Give it a good toss so the sauce can grab onto each pasta. As a crowning touch, sprinkle with some fresh oregano leaves and grated parmesan. Never has dinner been so quick and easy!

You can also use it as a base for other dishes like lasagne or mac and cheese instead of a regular white sauce or cheese sauce – you will get similar if not the same consistency but with a delicious garlic flavour.

Steak with garlic sauce

Does it get any better than a creamy garlic sauce served with a perfectly tender, juicy steak? The combination of tender meat with a velvety soft sauce is so divine that it will melt on your tongue. It is an easy way to turn your steak into something truly extraordinary. Keep it simple; sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper and cook it over high heat in a hot pan for a few minutes on each side depending on the meat. When it is done, pour it over the steak and enjoy immediately.

Add your own touch

Add more flavour by roasting the garlic in a pan over high heat. Compared to raw garlic, the roasted version is more mellow and does not have a pungent bite to it. The garlic softens as it roasts and develops an aromatic nutty, slightly sweet taste that will take the sauce to the next level.

For a creamier texture, add some freshly grated parmesan cheese. Parmesan melts quite well when added to the other ingredients in the saucepan and provides the mixture with a fruity and nutty flavour that is worth cherishing.

If you want to make it more flavourful, add different fresh or dried herbs like thyme or parsley. Thyme has a sharp woodsy flavour with notes of citrus and mint that will brighten the whole mouthfeel and eating experience. Though mild, parsley is more peppery and bitter but adds a fresh herbal aroma and a pop of colour. Adding lemon juice is also a great way of enhancing the flavour and brightening the sauce; start with just a little bit.