To make a simple creamy garlic sauce, cook 1 tablespoon minced garlic in 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat for one minute. Blend in 1 tablespoon of flour until smooth, and gradually add 3/4 cup of half-and-half. Then add 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup of parsley.
Remove the butter and garlic mixture from heat before adding the flour. Return the butter and flour mixture to heat before whisking in the half-and-half. After adding the cheese and parsley, heat and stir the mixture until it is thickened and smooth.
An easy recipe for creamy garlic dipping sauce uses 1/3 cup each of plain yogurt, sour cream and mayonnaise. Use equal parts of yogurt, sour cream and mayonnaise to avoid a runny mixture. Season the mixture to taste with four to 16 cloves of minced garlic, salt, pepper and paprika. Garnish the dip with chopped fresh chives.
To make easy creamy garlic sauce for penne pasta, cook 1 tablespoon of minced garlic in 2 tablespoons of butter for one minute. Add 2 tablespoons of flour and cook for one minute. Blend in 3/4 cup of milk and 3/4 cup of chicken or beef broth, and cook the sauce, stirring frequently, until it boils and thickens. Add 2 teaspoons of parsley flakes and 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted, and serve the sauce over 1 pound of cooked penne pasta.