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Air fryer roasted garlic on a plate.

Air Fryer Roasted Garlic (Easy 2-minute prep)

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Roasting garlic transforms raw, pungent garlic into a sweet, caramelized spreadable delicacy that can be used in almost any dish. The air fryer roasts the garlic in a third of the time as the traditional oven while achieving the exact same result!



1 garlic bulb

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

pinch of salt


  1. Cut off the top of a head of garlic. Aim to cut from about a half-inch down from the top and make a clean cut with a sharp knife. This will expose the tops of all the cloves inside. The idea is to keep all the cloves intact with the bulb.
  2. Place the garlic bulb in aluminum foil. Wrap the foil up the sides of the bulb leaving the top fully open. The foil will catch the olive oil to make this mess-free.
  3. Add the olive oil and a pinch of salt. Drizzle a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil over the head of garlic, making sure to cover all of the cloves.
  4. Wrap the aluminum foil tightly around the entire bulb. Pinch the top of the foil closed and twist it gently. A tight seal from the foil prevents the garlic from burning and also allows for the olive oil to soak into each and every clove.
  5. Air fry the garlic bulb at 400˚F for 20 minutes.
  6. Allow the garlic to cool completely at room temperature. It typically takes about 10 minutes to cool with the air fryer open.
  7. Gently squeeze the bottom of the bulb to remove the cloves. The garlic cloves will slide out easily and are ready to serve immediately.


Use oven mitts and/or tongs when removing the garlic from the air fryer.

Feel free to double or triple this recipe and roast multiple bulbs at once. Just make sure not to overcrowd the basket.

To store, fully submerge the cloves in olive oil in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two weeks.

  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 20