How to Roast Garlic

Contributor: Tawnie Kroll
Learn how to roast garlic in the oven like a professional with these easy steps. You’ll be able to enjoy the flavor of garlic and enhance the flavor of your dishes without that pungent afterbreath.
  • Author: Tawny Kroll
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


  • Bulbs of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel the loose, papery outer layers of the garlic bulb but leave the skin on around each garlic clove.
  3. Cut a half inch off the top of the bulb.
  4. Place garlic in an oven safe baking dish and drizzle with olive oil and a generous sprinkle of salt.
  5. Wrap the garlic in foil and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cloves are softened and the tops are browned.
  6. Let the garlic cool and remove the roasted garlic from the skins. Use as a spread, in pasta or just eat it as it right from the bulb.