Garlic-Tarragon Creamy Pasta Sauce

    30 minutes

    A creamy all purpose pasta sauce that will please all garlic lovers! Great as is or as a base sauce to build on. PS: Not for the calorie counters.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 125g butter
    • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
    • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) dry white wine
    • 3 cups (750ml) full cream milk
    • 1 cup (125g) grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) cold water
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the garlic, onion and tarragon. Cook until the onion has softened; about 5 minutes. Add white wine and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in milk and Parmesan cheese; increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer.
    2. Whisk the flour into the water; dissolving any lumps. When the sauce has come to a boil stir in the flour mixture to thicken to desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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    Im not that impressed with this recipe to be honest. I followed it letter for letter but found the sauce to be very bland and tasteless so i added a little chilli flakes and some italian herbs and it did improve it alot  -  05 Jun 2010


    Used different ingredients. Added Chilli flakes, italian herbs and 500g of mince  -  05 Jun 2010


    downright awful. does not taste like cream or garlic. it is totally overpowered by parmesean cheese. i would omit the cheese entirely, or at least reduce it by 75% if I were to try again. However, this did not show enough promise to try again.  -  29 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)