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How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Garlic

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  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 52 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cloves 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Roasting garlic is a simple process that adds MEGA flavor to your favorite savory dishes! Here is how to roast garlic in a few easy steps!


  • 1 large whole garlic bulb
  • 1.5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Slice the top off an entire head of garlic (about 1/2-inch so the garlic cloves are all exposed).  Discard the top part of the bulb that you trimmed (or save for my No-Waste Veggie Broth!).
  3. Wrap the exposed garlic bulb so just the top of the garlic is exposed.  Place the foil-covered garlic in a small ramekin (cut side up) that is oven safe.  The ramekin will help to catch any oil.  It also keeps the garlic upright so the oil can soak in from the top down.
  4. Drizzle the exposed portion of the garlic bulb directly with extra virgin olive oil.  You want all cloves to be fully covered in the oil.  Extra oil is okay here because you can save the oil for cooking after roasting (it gets infused with incredible roasted garlic flavor!).  
  5. Sprinkle the garlic bulb top generously with fine salt. 
  6. Cover in foil completely so the garlic is not exposed (to prevent it from burning).
  7. Place the ramekin in the oven for 50 minutes.  You know it is done when it is golden brown and fork tender.
  8. Remove and once cooled carefully unwrap the foil to allow the roasted garlic to cool to room temperature.
  9. Squeeze the garlic head to release the roasted garlic cloves. Discard the garlic skin.  I like to save the oil that spills out into the ramekin to use in whatever dish I'm making.  It is incredibly flavorful and infused with nutty, rich, sweet roasted garlic flavor.
  10. Store in a small airtight container in your refrigerator for up to five days.  Store in your freezer for up to two months.



You can roast multiple garlic bulbs at once if desired. 

AIR FRYER: You can also make roasted garlic in your air fryer.  Follow the same instructions but do 400 degrees for 20 minutes. 

  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Method: Oven