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How to Roast Garlic Cloves In The Oven

Easy to follow instructions on how to slow roast garlic in the oven resulting in a creamy, sweet flavor that is the perfect complement to many dishes!

Drizzling Olive Oil on garlic

Roasting garlic is, hands-down, one of the easiest and most affordable ways to elevate home-cooked food to restaurant quality.

Roasting Garlic in Oven Recipe

If you’ve never roasted your own garlic at home, you’ll be amazed (and thrilled) to learn that the process is as easy as 1-2-3:

How to easily roast garlic

Total Time: 45 minutes

Cut

First, using a sharp knife, slice 1/4 inch off the top of a whole head of garlic to expose the individual cloves. (Hint: Find the root of the bulb and cut off the opposite end of the head. Similar to chopping an onion, always leave the root in-tact.)Slicing Garlic to Roast

Season:

Next, place on a large square of foil and drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.Step By Step Guide to Roasting Garlic

Wrap with foil and bake:

Lastly, Wrap foil tightly around the garlic head and throw in a 400-degree oven for 45 minutes.Wrapping Garlic in Foil to Roast

End result? Soft and creamy cloves of perfection that add a sweet and mild garlic flavor to anything from pasta to pizzas to sandwiches and more.

Whole Roasted Garlic

Frequently asked questions:

What does roasted garlic go well with?

One of my favorite uses for roasted garlic is to whisk it into a vinaigrette with lemon juice and olive oil. It’s also delicious spread on warm crusty bread or use it in a dip. It’s everything you expect from a restaurant, no reservation required.

Your fork is waiting.

Whole Roasted Garlic

How to Roast Garlic Cloves In The Oven

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Easy to follow instructions on how to slow roast garlic in the oven resulting in a creamy, sweet flavor that is the perfect compliment to many dishes!
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 45 mins
TOTAL: 45 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • First, using a sharp knife, slice 1/4 inch off the top of a whole head of garlic to expose the individual cloves. (Hint: Find the root of the bulb and cut off the opposite end of the head. Similar to chopping an onion, always leave the root in-tact.)
    Slicing Garlic to Roast
  • Place whole garlic cloves on top of a 12 x 12 square of tin foil and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
    Step By Step Guide to Roasting Garlic
  • Wrap foil around the garlic tightly and roast in oven for 45 minutes; let cool.
    Wrapping Garlic in Foil to Roast
  • When garlic is cool enough to handle, gently push garlic out of skin and mash with a fork or eat cloves whole.
    Mashing Roasted Garlic

Nutrition

Serving: 4clovesCalories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 582mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin C: 2.1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.1mg
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

1 Comments

  1. Thanks for this quick tutorial on roasting garlic. I used two different sized ramekins to roast one head. Turned out beautifully..

    I think your recipes are inspiring. I stumbled upon your website while searching for recipes. I’m so glad I discovered your soulful recipes.

    keep sharing!

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