Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Roasted Garlic and White Cheddar Spaghetti

I'm a sucker for a cheesy pasta dish and I also love garlic so I knew this recipe would be fantastic. I originally came across a similar recipe but it called for Ziti and also chicken. Since I have not gone grocery shopping yet this week I did not add chicken I decided to recreate my own recipe using spaghetti and a few other ingredients that I had on hand.

Roasted Garlic and White Cheddar Spaghetti

16 oz package spaghetti
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup roasted garlic paste
2  tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk (or if you want it really rich you can use cream)
1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
Parmesan cheese (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste

To make the garlic paste, take a few bulbs of garlic (I used 2 small ones) and chop off the tops, exposing each clove. Rub some olive oil on each clove and then wrap in aluminum foil. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Once they cool a little, squeeze the bulbs and the cloves will pop right out. Mash to make a paste.

Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in large pot and cook spaghetti until al dente. Set aside.
Meanwhile, melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When butter starts to foam, add garlic paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add flour and whisk until it starts to turn golden. Stir milk into pan and simmer sauce until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add cheddar and stir constantly while returning to a boil. Add spaghetti and toss until evenly coated. Top with Parmesan cheese if desired.


  1. Hi there! I am visiting from the Blog Hop and am now following your cute blog. I would love to have you stop by Blissful and Domestic and say hi!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  2. Looks yummy! Stopping by from the Wednesday blog hop! Following via Pinterest! Frugal and Fun Mom


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