How to Roast Garlic

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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.

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.

Roasting garlic in the oven is one of my favorite ways to enjoy garlic. I add it to hummus and chicken dishes, mix it in with pasta or even use it as a topping for a loaded baked potato.

If you think garlic adds too much of a pungent bite to a meal, you’ll love roasting it to soften the harsh flavors you may be tasting. When you roast garlic in the oven, it really brings out garlic’s unique flavor. It’s creamy, buttery and also contains plenty of antioxidants and vitamin C.

But how exactly do you roast it? It’s easy. Follow along with these steps below to get the perfect roasted garlic every time.

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the loose, papery outer layers of the garlic bulb. Leave the skin on around each actual garlic clove though.
  3. Cut a half inch off the top of the bulb.
  4. Place garlic in an oven-safe baking dish (or one of these cute little garlic roasters) and drizzle with one tablespoon of 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.
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How to Roast Garlic

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

Ingredients

  • Bulbs of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Instructions

  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.

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