Learning how to roast garlic is a life skill all should have! This roasting garlic recipe is simple and easy. All you’ll need is a large bulb of garlic, olive oil, some salt, and tin foil. A garlic roaster can also be used.
We eat a lot of garlic in this house. I crush it or dice it to saute and I roast it! Everyone must learn to How to Roast Garlic! It’s one of the easiest things you’ll ever do. I love EASY recipes!
How to Roast Garlic
I didn’t start buying fresh garlic til my late twenties. If I wanted garlic, it came in the form of garlic salt.
Funny Story: I remember back in college and I lived with my married friend and her family while I went to summer term. She left me a note with a bulb of garlic next to it and said to peel it and put it in the chili. So I peeled it and put the PEELINGS in the chili. When she returned, she asked why I didn’t put the garlic in and when I told her I did and how, she about peed her pants laughing. She still laughs about that to this day as well as the time I made her brother in law slide his ID under the door to prove it was him.
Yes, I’ve always been very safe.
Back to garlic.
If you’ve never eaten roasted garlic, it’s not as strong roasted as it is fresh. It’s delicious! But the whole household better eat it so you all have garlic breath together.
Roasting Garlic Heads
- Pre-heat your oven to 400° F
- Peel all the paper-like skin away from the garlic bulb. Do not separate the cloves.
- Slice the top of your garlic bulb off so a bit of the fresh garlic is showing.
- Tear off a piece of tin foil and place the garlic bulb in the middle.
- Pour about 3 tablespoons of olive oil over the garlic and a sprinkle of sea salt then wrap all the foil corners together at the top, wrapping the garlic inside so the oil won’t escape.
- Place the tin foiled wrapped garlic onto a baking sheet and place in the oven for 45 min.
When it’s done, the garlic will be soft. You simply scoop out each clove with a knife or fork and spread it on your bread, or cracker…….or just eat it plain. It’s delicious, it’s healthy and so easy to make.
Is there anything better than garlic bread?
How to Store Roasted Garlic
We never have roasted garlic left over, but I will make up this roasting garlic recipe just to have some on hand. I like to freeze it in mini freezer trays that make it easy to season sauces, stir fry’s and soups.
Roasting Garlic Recipe
Roasting Garlic in oil gives you tender garlic cloves you can use for garlic bread, sauces, soups and more. Learn how to roast garlic heads with these tips.
- 1 large Garlic Bulb
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- sea salt - just a sprinkle
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Peel all the papery skin away from the garlic leaving the cloves intact.
- Once you have it peels, slice the top of the bulb off, exposing fresh garlic.
- Tear off a piece of tin foil and place the garlic in the center.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt
- Wrap up the garlic in the tin foil and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 45 min at 400°
Be careful when unwrapping the foil, as the oil will be very hot and may drip.
If you are using a Garlic Roaster, you won't need to use the foil.
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Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 121Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 0mgSodium 194mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
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Take the roasted garlic, mash it up with parmesan cheese & olive oil….dip french bread into the mixture (sop it up)! it’s called “Italian Butter”!!
Amanda Padgett says
Kim, your garlic peel in the chili story made me laugh out loud!
This is a great idea and sounds so simple to do. Thank you for sharing!
it makes me laugh too!
Leigh Anne Wilkes @YourHomebasedMom says
I adore roasted garlic – on everything!!!