How to Roast Garlic

by jerseygirl on January 4, 2018 · 11 comments

Every home cook should know how to roast garlic, right? I don’t mean in one of those fancy clay oven bakers. I think you should be able to roast a few bulbs of garlic even in the smallest of kitchens without using any fancy equipment.  It should be fragrant, golden and creamy to spread on bread or use in your favorite recipe. You will need some aluminum foil and olive oil. If you’d like you can also use a few fresh herbs. I prefer some rosemary with my roasted garlic.

I love add some roasted garlic to whipped butter or salad dressings. There are so many things it can be added to. Meats, vegetables and pasta are all better with roasted garlic.

Your kitchen will smell heavenly. Your breath might not but it’s okay. Just chew some gum or have breath mints and you will be fine. Or serve roasted garlic to your whole  family or date and no one will notice.

So to roast the garlic, all you have to do is peel the outer layer of skin and cut the top of the head to expose the cloves. Drizzle a little olive oil on it and wrap it in foil loosely with some fresh herbs. Bake it in your oven for a while and it will be ready to spread on bread or serve in your favorite recipe.

Have you tried roasting garlic before? If not, try it soon!

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Roasted Garlic
Recipe type: Basic
Cuisine: How to Roast Garlic
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Serves: 3 bulbs
Roasting garlic is easy enough for any home cook to do!
  • 3 bulbs of garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • fresh herbs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel the outer skins off the garlic bulbs and cut the tops off the heads while keeping cloves intact. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap loosely in aluminum foil with fresh herbs. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until garlic is soft and golden. Enjoy!


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corinne & kirsty January 6, 2018 at 3:43 pm

I have never had roast garlic! Nor made or eaten. I am so curious now coz it looks so good on your pictures!


Jelena January 7, 2018 at 5:16 am

Thank you very much for this idea. I really like the garlic and I can not wait to try your preparation.


Vishal Vashisht January 7, 2018 at 6:16 pm

We do the same thing with Onions and they really taste well. In addition to the oil, we add herbs and some salt and pepper. But I know, Garlic can be more tasty and healthy too. I should try one this weekend.


Diana January 8, 2018 at 12:39 am

I have never had roast garlic! I can not wait to try your preparation. It looks so good on your pictures!


Bobbi January 8, 2018 at 11:03 am

This was such a helpful post! There are so many recipes that call for garlic and so many times not knowing what to do with it.


Caitlin January 8, 2018 at 11:53 am

My stomach starting growling while reading this! I LOVE garlic in all forms, and roasting it takes it to the next level. Loved these pictures too!


Sudip Saha January 8, 2018 at 1:34 pm

Garlic is well known for its properties. Didn’t knew that roasted garlic is easy to prepare.


Tiffany January 8, 2018 at 4:26 pm

Roasted garlic is the best! I love the smell of it and like to add it when I make homemade mashed potatoes.


Khushboo January 9, 2018 at 10:17 am

That is a super useful lesson for someone like me who always ends up burning garlic while aiming to roast. 🙂


Ada January 9, 2018 at 4:08 pm

I’ve never tried roasting garlic before so this was certainly helpful!


Stephanie Jeannot January 9, 2018 at 7:40 pm

Ooh I really like roasted garlic


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