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A head of garlic with olive oil and salt and pepper getting ready to be roasted

How To Roast Garlic

It's a simple process and turns out the most beautiful, sweet roasted garlic. 
Course Condiment
Cuisine Italian
Keyword How to Roast Garlic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 Head of Garlic
Calories 165kcal


  • 1 head Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 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. 


This recipe was originally published in August of 2014. I've since updated the text of the post and answered some questions, but the recipe remains the same. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 112mg | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.5mg