How to Make Roasted Garlic at Home

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and had the roasted garlic appetizer and thought, “I would really like to know how to do this myself!”…well today friends I am going to show you just how EASY it is to make! Roasted garlic is great in a variety of dishes as well as on its own (see below for some of my favorite ways to enjoy it). The thing I love most about making it at home is that I can control the amount of salt that goes on it, I often find the restaurant versions a little salty for my taste.

step-by-step roasted garlic

 

Slice off the top of the garlic bulb so the cloves are exposed.

1. Slice off the top of the garlic bulb so the cloves are exposed.

 

2. Place bulb in foil and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and twist foil tightly closed.

2. Place bulb in foil and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and twist foil tightly closed.

 

3. Place garlic in oven (preheated to 400F) and cook for 30 mins. Enjoy!

3. Place garlic in oven (preheated to 400F) and cook for 30 mins. Enjoy!

 

If you love garlic as much as we do I suggest roasted a couple of heads at once so you have them on hand for your weeknight dishes. They keep for a week in the fridge as long as they are in a sealed container and they will add a new depth to your usual dishes that call for minced garlic (trust me!).

how to serve and use your roasted garlic
  • Serve it warm with some goat cheese, fig spread and crackers for a delicious roasted garlic appetizer
  • Add to your favorite dips and spreads (like hummus)
  • Add a few cloves into your spaghetti sauce
  • Make a Roasted Garlic butter; simply mix into room temperature butter and place in fridge to re-solidify
  • Add to your mashed potatoes when mixing your butter and milk for a garlicky surprise
  • Spread on a piece of toast and top with ricotta or avocado for an afternoon snack
  • Mix in with steamed veggies to amp up the flavors

How to Make Roasted Garlic

An easy step-by-step guide on how to make Roasted Garlic at home! Perfect for appetizers, veggies or added in to any of your weeknight meals!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Antipasto, Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: Italian-American
Keyword: How to Make Roasted Garlic
Servings: 3 whole bulbs
Author: Melissa

Ingredients

  • 3 Garlic Bulbs
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • pinch of kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Cut the tops off garlic bulbs to expose the cloves
  • Place each bulb in a piece of tinfoil, drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with salt
  • Tightly wrap the garlic in the foil and place in the oven (middle rack) for 30 mins
  • See above for the many ways to use Roasted Garlic in your everyday dishes!
How to make Roasted Garlic at home, an easy step-by-step guide! Roasted Garlic can be enjoyed on its own, as an appetizer or even added to your everyday meals...it adds a new level of flavor you will love.

How to make Roasted Garlic at home, an easy step-by-step guide! Roasted Garlic can be enjoyed on its own, as an appetizer or even added to your everyday meals…it adds a new level of flavor you will love.