Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic

It only takes a few minutes to roast garlic, and with our Roasted Garlic recipe, you’ll have an easy way to make dishes you already know better.

The nice thing about roasting garlic is all it takes to work into your cooking routine is remembering to throw a bulb or two into the oven every few weeks. You can even do it when you’re roasting something else.

Taking of the top of the garlic
This bulb said “let them eat cake,” so we took its head off

The roasting method we use came out of some testing we did to see if we could find the best way to roast garlic. You can read what we found out at Three Recipes: The Best Way to Roast Garlic.

If you’re going to use the garlic as a spread or a dip you can put a light sprinkle of salt and pepper on the top before roasting it. You’ll also want to roast it a little longer to make it more spreadable. You can store roasted garlic in the fridge in an airtight container for a couple of weeks, using it as you need it.

One of our favorite recipes to make with roasted garlic is Great Northern Beans with Rosemary and Roasted Garlic.  The roasted garlic adds a depth of flavor to the beans bringing an entirely new dimension to the dish.

Three Stages Of Garlic
Three different stages of roasting garlic
Three versions of roast garlic

Roasted Garlic

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 bulb garlic
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • salt & pepper, , optional


  • Start by removing any loose paper on the outside of the garlic, then use a sharp knife to remove the top of the garlic, so the cloves are exposed. Drizzle a little bit of good olive oil across the top, making sure all the cloves have some oil on them.
  • Wrap the garlic up in a piece of foil, put it in a small baking dish, and set everything in a 400℉ oven for 40 to 45 minutes. To use just remove a clove and cook away.
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