Knowing How To Roast Garlic is a necessity for any home cook, especially if you like bold complex flavors. Perfectly Roasted Garlic is easy to achieve and makes a big difference in your cooking.
Perfectly Roasted Garlic At Home
Roasting your own fresh garlic is beyond easy. If you can use a knife and an oven you are good to go! Or if you want an even easier method skip to the bottom of this post.
The amazing flavor that roasted garlic will bring to your recipes is most definitely worth the minimal effort. Once roasted the sharp overpowering flavor of raw garlic is replaced by a sweet, mellow and buttery quality.
Ingredients Needed For Roasted Garlic (screenshot for grocery list)
- Olive Oil
- Salt/Pepper, optional
How To Make Roasted Garlic
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Remove some of the loose papery outer skin.
- Cut off the garlic top exposing the inner cloves.
- Wrap the garlic in foil and place in an oven safe ramekin or baking dish.
- Drizzle 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil over each head of garlic and seal the foil over the top.
- Bake garlic for about 40-45 minutes, or until the cloves are soft and golden brown.
- Allow garlic to cool then squeeze the garlic and the cloves will pop right out. Or use a cocktail fork to remove each clove individually. (my preferred method)
Add salt and pepper with the olive oil if desired. Nutritional information on WonkyWonderful is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
If roasting a large batch of garlic use a muffin pan.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 16Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 73mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
Add salt and pepper with the olive oil if desired.
Nutritional information on WonkyWonderful is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
Now enjoy your perfectly roasted garlic. Use it in recipes whenever you would normally use raw garlic. Heck, I have been known to spread my roasted garlic on sliced baguette! Or if you want a recipe that will really let your roasted garlic shine, check out my Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Dip.
If you don’t want to hassle with the cutting and the clove extracting process, here is the Extra Easy Roasted Garlic method.
Buy a package of peeled garlic cloves. Place desired amount of cloves in an oven safe dish and thoroughly coat with olive oil. Cover dish with foil and cook at 375° for 40-45 minutes. Stir twice during baking to prevent the cloves from burning on the bottom.
“There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water and garlic.” – Louis Diat