Today I'm showing you the simplest, most fool-proof way of how to roast garlic. Just season, wrap and bake for soft and savory cloves of roasted garlic that are great served with just about anything.
So you have an extra head of garlic lying around in your kitchen and want to do something with it besides adding it to spaghetti, making garlic bread or growing a nice little plant in your fruit basket?
Roasting garlic is a great way to use up your extra garlic and is the perfect addition to many recipes, adding tons of flavor and a savory depth that isn't found from regular garlic. It's sweet, having lost the harshness that its raw form possesses and is also very soft and spreadable.
What Do You Eat Roasted Garlic With?
Roasted garlic is great used as a spread on bread instead of butter and used as a pizza topping. It's also great tossed into all kinds of pasta, minced and stirred into soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, gravies, and just about anything else that you would put regular garlic in and then some.
How to Roast Garlic
First, you'll need a head of garlic, a few teaspoons of olive oil, salt, pepper, and a sheet of aluminum foil.
Then, you'll cut the top of the garlic bulb with a sharp knife just low enough to take off the tops of the cloves, so they are exposed.
Third, you'll lay the head of garlic on a sheet of foil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil making sure it's well coated.
Wrap the foil up and around the garlic and twist tight- you want to create a steam pocket inside the foil so make sure it's sealed.
Then, you'll place the garlic in a 425° oven and cook for 35-45 minutes or until garlic is caramelized on top and soft.
Last, you'll remove it from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before handling. The garlic cloves can be squeezed out of the skin or taken out with a cocktail fork.
I Roasted Some Garlic Cloves, Now What?
How to Store Roasted Garlic
Once removed from the garlic husk, store garlic cloves in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Can Roasted Garlic Be Frozen?
Yes! Remove the roasted cloves from the husk and place in an airtight container. Cloves can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just defrost before using!
Want Recipes To Make with Roasted Garlic?
Any of these recipes would be great with the addition of. Just substitute the roasted garlic straight across for the amount of garlic called for in the recipe.
- Cheddar Garlic Corn Spoon Bread
- The Best Cheesy Garlic Bread
- Ultimate Garlic Bread
- Maple Garlic Baked Salmon
- Lemon-Garlic Aioli
How To Roast Garlic
- 1 head Garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
- Cut the top of the garlic bulb with a sharp knife just low enough to take off the tops of the cloves so they are exposed.
- Place garlic on a piece of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Wrap the foil up and around the garlic and twist tight- you want to create a steam pocket inside the foil.
- Place in the oven and cook for 35-45 minutes or until garlic is soft and the top is browned.
- Let cool for 10 minutes, unwrap and either squeeze the cooked garlic cloves out of the husks or remove with a small fork.
- Store garlic cloves in an airtight container for 1 week in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.
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I thank you for showing me how to cook garlic
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The Kitchen Boss aka the Cake Boss has a great recipe on the TLC website for White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic. Absolutely delicious and easy. He's a great cook and has excellent recipes. I house smells like "Italian perfume" whenever I roast garlic. lol
Oooh, that sounds heavenly!
This is fantastic, I've always wanted to try it. I had no idea it is so easy. Going to try it today. Thanks.
dude! i have always wanted roasted garlic and i've always failed miserably at it! thank you!
This looks awesome, I love garlic!! Will definitely