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Head or roasted garlic in aluminum foil
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How to Roast Garlic

Learn how to roast garlic in the oven with my easy method. Roasting a head of garlic is a great way to add a deeper garlic flavor to recipes!
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 169kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • 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.


Storage: You can store in the fridge, in an airtight container, covered in oil. It will last for about 2 weeks.
Freezing: 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. 
Photo Credit: Erin Jensen


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg