Are you ready to kick your food up a notch but don’t quite know how? Two words. Roasted. Garlic. Garlic is one of my favorite flavors and when roasted, becomes this subtly sweet and aromatic deliciousness that you can literally eat by the cloves. Grab some garlic bulbs and olive oil and you’re one step closer to a serious recipe game changer.
When I learned how to roast garlic, I discovered how easy it is to make too. Just wrap whole garlic bulbs in aluminum foil and toss in the oven.
You can store the leftovers in the fridge to have roasted garlic on hand. Roasted garlic tastes great in pasta dishes, pizza, and mashed potatoes. I’m here to show you a staple recipe that’s handy to know by heart – I’m not reinventing the wheel here with this recipe.
How to make roasted garlic:
As I mentioned before, knowing how to roast garlic is a culinary basic I think everyone should know – and do frequently.
- Cut the top off of a garlic bulb, exposing the cloves
- Drizzle some oil on top
- Wrap in a piece of aluminum foil
- Put in the oven!
To add extra flavor, you can sprinkle some salt and pepper on the garlic cloves before roasting. Although I found using just a little bit of olive oil is all you need!
How long does roasted garlic last?
You can store roasted garlic in the fridge for up to two weeks. It’s great to roast a few garlic bulbs at a time so you have it handy to add to all sorts of recipes!
Look at those roasted garlic cloves! When garlic is fully roasted, it literally “pops” right out of the peel, making it super easy to use. It’s so soft you can literally spread it on bread! Simply mash the garlic and add to any recipe you’d like.
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Related: Vegan roasted garlic mashed potatoes
How to Roast Garlic
- 1 garlic bulb
- 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Peel away loose garlic peels and discard
- Using a sharp knife, cut off the top of garlic bulb to expose cloves
- Place on a small sheet of aluminum foil and drizzle olive oil on top
- Wrap aluminum foil and place in oven
- Bake for 40 minutes. Top of garlic bulb should be light brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool
- Press bottom of the garlic bulb and squeeze garlic out of the peel
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7 thoughts on “How to Roast Garlic”
In the meat sauce for my lasagna! Ok, so it’s not vegan, but still tastes good…????
Either way roasted garlic makes everything taste better! 🙂
Love this! I make garlic mash every year for Thanksgiving and can’t wait to try using this delicious roasted garlic instead.
Trying this next time I cook with garlic!
I love roasted garlic on EVERYTHING and it’s so easy to make. Thanks for breaking down the process!
You and me both! Thanks for sharing, Margaret!