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 sweet and aromatic deliciousness that you can literally eat by the cloves. 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 thats handy to know by heart – I’m not reinventing the wheel here with this recipe.
To add extra flavor, you can sprinkle some salt and pepper on the garlic cloves before roasting. I found using just a little bit of olive oil is all you need though!
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 top of garlic bulb to expose cloves
Place in 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 garlic bulb and squeeze garlic out of peel
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. Simply mash the garlic and add to any recipe you’d like.
What is your favorite dish to add roasted garlic to? Let me know in the comments below!
Related: Vegan roasted garlic mashed potatoes