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Here is how I roast garlic in the oven when I want my garlic flavor to be toasty, caramelized, and mellow. Almost everything tastes good roasted and garlic is no exception. I adore roasted garlic as a sandwich spread, a topping for grilled meat and fish, and well, mixed into many other recipes as well.
By now, you know I’m pretty much obsessed with garlic in my recipes and you can find all kinds of tips on the site for how to peel garlic, how to cut garlic, how to freeze garlic and even how to make garlic sauce! One of the most flavorful ways to add garlic to your recipes though is by roasting it!
How to roast a head of garlic
- First, preheat the oven to 400° F. Prep the garlic head by cutting off its top. Cut deep enough to expose the tops of the garlic cloves, without wasting too much of the cloves.
- Next, remove any loose papery outer layers.
- Place garlic cut side up on a big enough piece of foil to wrap the entire head of garlic.
- Drizzle oil on the exposed cut surface of the garlic. Wrap the sides up.
- Put the foil-wrapped garlic onto a baking tray.
- Roast in the preheated oven until golden and soft, about 45 minutes. Roasting time will vary based on the size and type of garlic.
- Set aside to cool. Then squeeze out the soft cloves and use them in recipes as needed.
Recipes with roasted garlic
- Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Garlic Aioli Recipe
- Roasted Garlic Soup
- Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing
- Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bread
- Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce
- Roasted Garlic Pasta
- Roasted Garlic, Chicken and Spinach White Pizza
- Easy Roasted Garlic Vegetables
Frequently asked questions
You can store in the fridge, in an airtight container, covered in oil. It will last for about 2 weeks.
To freeze, mash up with garlic (without the skin) and place in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, remove and place in a freezer bag. Frozen garlic will last about 6 months.
Yes you can, but be sure to leave the cloves unpeeled, since otherwise they can burn in the oven too quickly. Then they’re easy to peel after being roasted to use as needed.
Roasting garlic is an example of how a simple, straight-forward pantry staple can have an entirely different flavor profile when prepared in a different manner. I’m obsessed!
More cooking resources:
- How to Cut Garlic
- How to Freeze Garlic
- How to Make Garlic Sauce
- How to Cut an Avocado
- How to Cook Chickpeas
- How to Cook Rice
- How to Make Oatmeal
- How to Chop Cilantro
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How to Roast Garlic
- 3 heads garlic
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Cut the tops off of the head of garlics (enough to expose the top of the garlic cloves) and remove any loose papery outer layers.
- Place garlic cut side up on enough foil to wrap the garlic. Drizzle oil on the exposed surface of the garlic. Wrap the sides up and place the foil wrapped garlic onto a baking tray.
- Roast in the preheated oven until golden and soft, about 45 minutes or up to 60 minutes. Roasting time will vary based on the size and type of garlic.
- Set aside to cool, then squeeze out the soft cloves and use in recipes as needed.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.