The Best Ways to Use Garlic Parmesan: Meals and More

There are few flavor combinations that are as recognizable and popular as garlic parmesan. The delicious pairing of bold garlic and nutty, savory parmesan cheese has a unique flavor profile that can bring a whole new depth of taste to your dishes.

From crispy garlic parmesan chicken wings and dips to creamy garlic parmesan pasta, this duo makes for a satisfying bite every time. We are going to explore the versatility of garlic parmesan, sharing a few of our favorite recipes and meal ideas to get the best bites out of this iconic flavor combination. Whether you’re hosting a game-day gathering or a cozy family dinner, these garlic parmesan-starring dishes are sure to be a hit. Let’s dive in.

What goes well with Garlic Parmesan?

Garlic parmesan can elevate a wide array of dishes, from pizzas and salads to rolls and dipping sauces. Its rich, savory profile and aromatic undertones from the garlic make it a tasty, versatile addition to any meal. So, if you’re looking to create your own garlic parmesan sauce recipe, here’s a good place to start.

How to a Make Garlic Parmesan Sauce

Creating your own garlic parmesan sauce is surprisingly simple and allows you to customize it based on your own tastes and preferences. Just start with a base of melted butter and add in your desired amount of Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic and grated parmesan cheese (we recommend grating it yourself for the most flavor). Then add in a pinch of salt and pepper then mix—that’s it! You can add more or less of any of these ingredients to get your desired thickness, amount, and, of course, taste.

This homemade garlic parmesan sauce is perfect for tossing with pasta, drizzling over roasted vegetables, or even as a garlic parmesan dipping sauce for breadsticks or rolls. It’s a simple sauce that comes together quickly and can jazz up just about any savory recipe. You can even add it to roasted vegetables to make some garlic parmesan asparagus, garlic parmesan carrots, or even garlic parmesan corn on the cob, to name a few. But, if you are still looking for more ideas, here are a few other easy garlic parmesan dips and dishes to try for your next get-together or dinner party.

Try these Garlic Parmesan Recipes

Garlic Parmesan Sauce

Adapted from Alyssa at


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add the garlic and Italian seasonings. Cook until fragrant for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in the flour to form a paste.
  • Slowly pour in the broth, whisking constantly until smooth and combined.
  • Bring to a low simmer over medium heat for about 2 minutes or until it thickens.
  • Add the heavy cream and grated Parmesan cheese. Whisk and heat until the cheese melts and the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and adjust to your liking.
  • Enjoy over pasta, on top of pizza, or as a dipping sauce.

Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Dip

This Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Dip is rich, creamy, and full of garlic parm flavor! It’s a must-try for garlic parmesan lovers who are looking for a tasty, easy dip. Perfect for gatherings or solo snacking, this garlic parmesan dip pairs incredibly with your favorite chips or crackers.




  • Whisk together all ingredients until desired consistency.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2–3 hours to allow flavors to meld before serving.
  • Serve!

House Garlic Parmesan Dip

If you’re looking for an appetizer that will have guests begging for the recipe, this House Garlic Parmesan Dip is the perfect addition and can be prepared within minutes! It’s creamy, tangy, and full of melt-in-your-mouth garlic parmesan flavor. It also pairs perfectly with just about any of your favorite dippers, such as veggies, pita chips, or pretzels!


  • Remove and save water from the minced garlic jar.
  • Add garlic to sauté pan with 1/3 cup olive oil. Sauté until golden color.
  • Combine with remaining ingredients (including garlic water).
  • Stir until it reaches a smooth dip consistency.
  • Set out with veggies, pita chips and pretzels and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes

If you’re looking for a satisfying and comforting dish, dig into this Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes. Featuring tender chicken and roasted garlic parmesan potatoes, this meal is hearty and easy to make for a whole group. It’s the perfect garlic parmesan comfort meal with a Spice World twist!


  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1.5 lbs baby red potatoes
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp Spice World Organic Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Season chicken with basil, paprika, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2–3 minutes per side. Set aside.
  • Halve or quarter baby red potatoes (depending on size), add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and season with Spice World Organic Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and toss. Add it to the slow cooker.
  • Add chicken to the slow cooker in an even layer on top of your potatoes.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese and parsley and enjoy!

Garlic and Parmesan Shrimp

Sometimes for an incredible meal all you need are fresh and simple ingredients! This Garlic and Parmesan Shrimp packs a garlic parmesan punch in every bite. Elevated with basil and a squeeze of lemon, this garlic parmesan shrimp is the perfect seafood dish that is quick to prepare and full of flavor. Just be sure to serve with some toasted bread to soak up all of that garlic parmesan sauce!


  • 2 dozen shrimp, deveined, head removed and tail on
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 handful of finely chopped basil leaves
  • Zest of one lemon + juice
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan, divided


  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic, lemon zest, and chopped basil to combine.
  • Add shrimp and half of the grated Parmesan and toss well to coat.
  • Heat the pan on maximum heat, add shrimp, and cook each side until pink, about 3 to 4 minutes total.
  • Remove from heat and squeeze lemon juice on top; cover with the rest of the Parmesan and serve immediately with slices of toasted ciabatta or baguette.

As you can see, there are a lot of delicious meals you can create with the flavor of garlic parmesan, but that’s only the start! Experiment with different ingredients, meats, and vegetables, and you’ll discover just how much garlic parmesan can add to mundane meals. You can make a garlic parmesan marinade or maybe a garlic parmesan mac and cheese. The options are endless, and Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic is always here to help make the cooking process convenient, fun, and delicious!

Frequently Asked Questions

Garlic Parmesan has a savory, tangy, and rich flavor. It combines the bold taste of garlic with the salty, nutty tastes of Parmesan cheese, creating a delicious and creamy profile that can help elevate a variety of dishes.

Garlic Parmesan typically consists of minced garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, butter, olive oil, and seasonings like salt, pepper, and herbs. This combination creates a rich, savory sauce or topping that can be incorporated into a variety of dishes, from garlic parmesan pasta to chicken wings.

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