How to Roast Garlic

Roasting your own garlic could not be easier! This tutorial will show you How to Roast Garlic in the oven in 4 simple steps, how to use it, as well as how to store it so you can always have delicious roasted garlic cloves on hand.

roasted garlic cloves in a baking dish

Roasted Garlic > Everything

Once you roast your own garlic bulbs, you’ll never want garlic any other way! Fresh garlic cloves are of course delicious, but there’s a special place in our hearts for all the flavors brought out during the roasting process.

fresh garlic bulb with the cloves trimmed

How to Roast Garlic – Step by Step

Roasting your own garlic is super easy! All you need is whole garlic bulbs, olive oil and a baking dish, and you’ll be off and running roasting delicious garlic in your oven too.

Preheat for Roasting

Start by preheating your oven to 375ºF, and spray a small baking dish or cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

fresh garlic bulbs ready to be roasted in a baking dish

Prepare Garlic Bulbs

Prep the 6 garlic bulbs by using a sharp knife to slice of the pointy end. This will expose the garlic cloves like this photo above shows. Then, place the bulbs of garlic in a baking dish, so that the flat side faces up. Finally, drizzle approximately 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil per bulb.

Roast

Roast garlic at 375ºF for 20 minutes, making sure to take a moment to enjoy the delicious savory roasted garlic smell that’s filling your kitchen.

After 20 minutes, remove from the oven and flip each head of garlic over so that the flat side faces down. Place back in the oven to roast for another 20 minutes.

roasted garlic bulbs in a baking dish

Let Cool + Store

Remove from oven and let the garlic bulbs cool for 10 minutes before removing from the baking dish.

Once the roasted garlic is cool enough to handle with your bare hands, squeeze each bulb of garlic so that each of the cloves pop out of the casing like in this photo below.

pushing garlic cloves out of the bulb after roasting

How to Store Roasted Garlic

This roasted garlic will last for 5-7 days in the refrigerator if stored in an air-tight container. We recommend a Mason jar, or any container with a super tight seal.

Roasted garlic will last up to 3 months in the freezer if stored in an air-tight container. Simply spread the garlic cloves out on a cookie sheet, and place into the freezer for 1 hour, or until fully frozen. Then transfer to a Stasher bag, mason jar or other air-tight container. This will prevent the cloves from freezing together, and will allow you to grab a single clove or two for anything you’re making.

What do you Eat Roasted Garlic with?

There are countless way to use roasted garlic (and we’ve got some great recipes that call for roasted garlic below!). Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy roasted garlic:

  • Mash roasted garlic cloves, mix with cream cheese, and spread on a bagel
  • Mince roasted garlic cloves and sauté with veggies
  • Mince and fold into an omelette
  • Mince and add into any dip or hummus
  • Add to any savory soup
  • Mince and add to any salad dressing
  • Eat it whole! Seriously. It’s delicious :D

Recipes that use Roasted Garlic

 

Recipe

How to Roast Garlic

Roasting your own garlic could not be easier! This tutorial will show you How to Roast Garlic in the oven in 4 simple steps, how to use it, as well as how to store it so you can always have delicious roasted garlic cloves on hand.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Lee Funke
Yield: 6 1x
Category: Seasoning
Method: Oven
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 6 bulbs of garlic
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. First, preheat oven to 375ºF and spray a small baking dish or sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Next, prep garlic bulbs by using a sharp knife to slice off the pointy end. This will expose the garlic cloves.
  3. Next, place the bulbs of garlic in the baking dish, so that the flat side faces up.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil (about 1/2 teaspoon per head).
  5. Roast at 375ºF for 20 minutes.
  6. Then, remove from oven and flip each bulb of garlic over so that the flat side faces down. Roast for another 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  8. Once cool enough to handle with your bare hands, squeeze each bulb of garlic so that each of the cloves pop out of the casing.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories: 60
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 3
  • Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 6
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 1
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