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Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce – Great For Wings And More!

With the Super Bowl just a few days away, it is time to make our Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce. This sauce is a favorite for those who don’t like spicy or traditional Buffalo Wings.

The garlic butter flavor is balanced out perfectly with the addition of the tangy, grated Parmesan Cheese. And with just 3 ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be easier to make!

garlic parmesan wing sauce
Chicken wings tossed in our favorite Garlic Parmesan sauce. The perfect addition to any game day menu!

However, don’t just think that this sauce is for chicken wings only! We make this simple sauce to spruce up a variety of recipes.

Use The Sauce In Other Recipes

  • Brush or baste the sauce on oven baked or grilled chicken breasts, chicken leg quarters or pork chops.
  • Toss Air Fryer Potato Wedges or Oven Roasted Potatoes in the sauce after cooking.
  • Use as a dipping sauce for steak bites, chicken kabobs, or grilled veggies.
  • Serve it along with baguette slices or spread on toasted Italian bread slices to make garlic bread.
  • Make the sauce and cook raw shrimp in the mixture. Your life will never be the same!

As you can see, this sauce is extremely versatile and can enhance just about any recipe! So although we will be concentrating on how to use it to flavor your chicken wings, keep this simple recipe handy throughout the year.

garlic butter shrimp
This Garlic Parmesan wing sauce also makes for the most delicious cooked shrimp that you will ever have!

Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Garlic Powder or Fresh Garlic Cloves
  • Parmesan Cheese

Before we get into how to make the actual sauce, it is important to discuss the ingredients first. As for the butter, you can use salted, unsalted, or any non-dairy butter for this recipe.

I prefer to use unsalted butter, as the Parmesan cheese will naturally add a bit of salty flavor to the sauce. However the choice is up to you.

fresh garlic minced
You can use either fresh minced garlic from a garlic press or you can use garlic powder.

Next you need to determine if you want to use garlic powder or fresh garlic cloves. I always have fresh garlic on hand because I grow it in my garden. Therefore, I most often choose to add minced garlic to the butter rather than garlic powder.

However, I understand that many individuals often have garlic powder in their kitchen instead. So I have included how to make this Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce with both garlic powder and fresh garlic. Just be aware that the cooking time varies just slightly and the instructions are included in the recipe card below.

Now finally, let’s talk about Parmesan cheese. This will be the only time that I prefer to use the grated Parmesan cheese in the shaker that you buy at the grocery store.

Typically I grate a block of Parmesan cheese with my micrograter/zester. However, for this recipe you want the Parmesan cheese to be grated into fine crumbles. Therefore, I use store bought grated cheese instead.

Instructions

In a small saucepan melt the butter and then stir in the garlic powder and 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese. Then pour the melted garlic butter over the cooked chicken wings that are placed in a large bowl and toss until well coated.

garlic parmesan wing sauce
The first step in making Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce is to melt the butter before adding the garlic.

When you are ready to serve, sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese on top of the wings.

If using fresh garlic cloves:

In a small pan add the butter and minced garlic cloves. Bring to a low simmer for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. One the garlic is tender and nice and fragrant, stir in 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese.

When the wings are cooked place them in a large bowl and pour the melted garlic butter and toss until well coated. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese on top of the wings when serving. Enjoy!

Our Favorite Cooking Methods For Chicken Wings:

air fryer chicken wings
No worries if you didn’t thaw the wings – you can even make them from frozen in the air fryer or Instant Pot.

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Yield: 1/4 cup

Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce Recipe

garlic parmesan wing sauce

Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce is a great sauce for those who don't like spicy or Buffalo Chicken Wings. This versatile sauce can also can be used on pork, shrimp, bread, and more!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, or 2 large garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan melt the butter and then stir in the garlic powder and 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese.
  2. Pour the melted garlic butter over the cooked chicken wings and toss until well coated. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese on top of the wings.

If using fresh garlic cloves:

  1. In a small pan add the butter and minced garlic cloves. Bring to a low simmer for 5-6 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese.
  2. Pour the melted garlic butter over the wings and toss until well coated. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese on top of the wings when serving.

Notes

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1/4 cup

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 484Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 573mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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