How to Roast Garlic: Step By Step Instructions

by Krista on March 12, 2014 · 29 comments

How to Roast Garlic

A step by step tutorial on how to roast garlic to make any dish the bomb diggity.

This post is dedicated to all you garlic lovers out there. If your anything like me, you can’t imagine cooking any dish without garlic. It is the base of almost every recipe because it adds so much flavor to a meal.

Have you ever roasted garlic before?

Not only was it super easy but the flavor it has after roasting is seriously amazing. You can add it to almost anything. Whip up a quick roasted garlic aioli to add some flavor to a sandwich, add it to pasta, crunchy bread, homemade pizza dough, or just eat it straight up.

I probably could just eat it plain because it is so good roasted. Although consequences would be = husband wouldn’t want to come near me the rest of the day… Cuz lets be honest, nobody likes garlic breathe. :)

Anywho, the options are endless! And there are tons of health benefits as well. Garlic is known to reduce blood pressure, combat allergies, treat skin infections, helps lower your risk of cancer, and so much more.

If your not a fan of garlic, seriously try roasting it. It changes the flavor to awesomeness in a tiny clove. You will love it!  

To get started, preheat oven to 400º. Peel away the outer layer of the garlic bulb, leaving the individual cloves intact.

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With a knife, cut off about 1/4 of the bulb so that the top of the cloves are exposed.

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Place the bulbs, exposed side up, on a baking sheet.  {I did mine in a muffin tin to keep them in one spot}. Drizzle about 1 teaspoon of olive oil over the top, rubbing the bulb to make sure it is completely covered with the oil. Make a little tin foil tent over each bulb.

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Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when pressed in. Allow to cool.

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To remove you should be able to just use a fork to pull each clove out of the skin. {otherwise use a small knife to cut around the skin and then squeeze or pull the clove out with your fingers}

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Store in an air tight container.

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How to Roast Garlic
 
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Recipe type: How to, Roasted Garlic
Serves: 2 whole garlic bulbs
Ingredients
  • 2 whole garlic bulbs
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Peel away the outer layer of the garlic bulb, leaving the individual cloves intact.
  3. With a knife, cut off about ¼ of the garlic bulb so that the top of the garlic cloves are exposed.
  4. Place the garlic bulbs, exposed side up, on a baking sheet. {I did mine in a muffin tin to keep them in one spot}. Drizzle about 1 teaspoon of olive oil over the top of garlic bulb, rubbing the bulb to make sure it is completely covered with the oil. Make a little tin foil tent over each garlic bulb.
  5. Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when pressed in. Allow the garlic to cool.
  6. To remove you should be able to just use a fork to pull each clove out of the skin. {otherwise use a small knife to cut around the skin and then squeeze or pull the clove out with your fingers}
  7. Store in an air tight container.
Notes
Recipe from Simply Recipes

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily Currid March 12, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Arch loves roasted garlic! How long can I store them?

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Krista March 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Awesome Emily! :) They will keep up to two weeks in an air tight container stored in the refrigerator. Or you could freeze them in which case, probably no longer than 2 months or 8 weeks.

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Chris @ Shared Appetite March 12, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Roasting garlic is one of the best kitchen secrets, isn’t it?! Like, it doesn’t really take a whole lot of work, but what happens to that garlic in the oven is an utterly beautiful transformation!

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Krista March 13, 2014 at 3:17 PM

For real!!! LOVE IT, can’t believe it has taken me this long to make it!

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Mary Frances March 12, 2014 at 12:39 PM

I cannot believe I have never done this! Roasted garlic is one of my favorite things (talk about adding flavor!) so this needs to happen asap!

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Krista March 12, 2014 at 10:03 PM

haha.. yes it so does need to happen Mary Frances. :)

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Emily March 12, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Oh yum! I love the flavor that garlic adds to any dish!

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Krista March 12, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Thanks Emily, me too. Garlic totally rocks out any dish!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor March 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Great tutorial, Krista! I love roasting garlic!

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Krista March 12, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Thanks Ashley, I’m a newbie but I LOVE it!

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Pat March 12, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Hey, nice job on the photos….this reminded me that I need to roast my garlic to use in my hummus. Yes, I too, am a garlic lover and am in a dither if my garlic basket is empty. :)

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Krista March 13, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Thank Pat! Yes, that is a great idea. Roasted Garlic Hummus sounds awesome, how bout you send some over this way when your done. :)

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Rick March 12, 2014 at 7:32 PM

How about as an appetiser with high end crackers and brie?

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Krista March 12, 2014 at 10:01 PM

oh… sounds delicious Rick!

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Kelly March 13, 2014 at 5:24 AM

What an awesome tutorial Krista :) I love roasted garlic, it totally rocks and so does your photography – gorgeous pics girl!

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Krista March 13, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Thanks Kelly, glad you found it useful and pretty to look at. :) hehe

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dina March 13, 2014 at 10:38 AM

i love roasted garlic. these look great!

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Krista March 13, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Thanks Dina! :) I am falling more and more in love with the stuff!

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Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes March 13, 2014 at 2:02 PM

This was helpful – I’ve never roasted garlic before! Beautiful photos, by the way.

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Krista March 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Thanks so much Ashley! Glad you found it to be helpful, it is seriously so easy. Hope you enjoy! :)

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Gloria // Simply Gloria March 13, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Krista, I’m seriously salivating over here! I love the whole step by step to making this amazing treat. Nothing compares to roasted garlic… love it!

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Krista March 13, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I know seriously!!! Its amazing! :) Glad I made you drool, just make sure to clean up your keyboard afterwards. hehe

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Jennifer Johnson March 15, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Brilliant using a muffin tin!

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Krista March 15, 2014 at 2:43 PM

haha… thanks Jennifer! :)

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Ronda Waters March 18, 2014 at 10:50 PM

This is great! My hubs and I were just discussing how to do this last night! Thanks for the step-by-step!

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Krista March 19, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Your welcome Ronda, I promise I wasn’t ease dropping on your conversation last night. :) hehe

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Kelley March 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ohhh I love roasted garlic! What a great how to! Im pinning and sharing this tomorrow!

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Krista March 19, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Thanks so much Kelly! I definitely appreciate the share and pin love! :)

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