An easy recipe for how to roast garlic in the oven. Mash roasted garlic cloves and add to potatoes, soups, and salad dressings or spread directly on bread.
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How to Roast Garlic

An easy recipe for how to roast garlic in the oven. Mash roasted garlic cloves and add to potatoes, soups, and salad dressings or spread directly on bread.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 32kcal
Author Meggan Hill

Ingredients

  • 1 or more heads of garlic
  • olive oil

Instructions

To roast whole garlic bulbs:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove outer papery layers of garlic bulb, leaving the skins in tact and cloves attached.
  • Using a sharp knife, trim about 1/4 inch to a 1/2 inch off the top of the bulb to expose the cloves. 
  • Drizzle with olive oil (I like about 2 tablespoons olive oil per head of garlic). 
  • Wrap the individual heads of garlic tightly in foil and place on a baking sheet. Or, place the individual heads in a muffin tin and wrap tightly in foil.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, checking the cloves at 30 minutes. The roasted garlic is done when it caramelized in color and the cloves are very soft and can be pieced easily with a knife. 
  • You can continue roasting the garlic longer if desired, until deeper in color, checking every 10 minutes.
  • The roasted garlic can be eaten plain, straight out of the head, or mashed and spread on bread or added to many dishes including mashed potatoes, hummus, soups, tapenade, or salad dressings.

To roast peeled garlic cloves:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking dish or pie plate with foil.
  • Arrange peeled garlic cloves in the middle of the foil and drizzle completely with olive oil. 
  • Wrap the foil tightly to make a packet and roast 30 to 40 minutes, until golden in color and completely softened.

Notes

Nutrition information is based on one bulb of garlic with 12 cloves made with 2 tablespoons olive oil and assuming 2 cloves per serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 32kcal