Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is sweet and caramelized, and makes your kitchen smell irresistible! Here’s an easy method for how to roast garlic.

Roasted garlic

Here’s a kitchen trick to try for the smell alone:Roasted Garlic! While the flavor of roasted garlic is incredible, the aroma of it baking in the oven is unparalleled. It’s immediately irresistible to anyone, including self-avowed garlic haters (like some in my family. Yes, that’s possible!). Roasting garlic until it’s soft and golden mellows the flavor into a sweet, caramelized version of its former self. There’s nothing spicy or garlic-breathy about it. Spread it onto a piece of crusty bread, add it to dips or sauces, or stir it into mashed potatoes. This stuff is truly puregold.

How to roast garlic

Roasting garlic is a great task for an evening or a weekend: not right before you’re trying to make a meal! The process takes about 1 hour. It’s easy to make an advance, because you can store it refrigerated for a week or so. Of course, it is really spectacular warm from the oven: so it is worth trying this project when you can eat it right away, too! Here are a few tips on how to roast garlic:

  • Best temperature to roast garlic: 400 degrees Fahrenheit.The high heat caramelizes it until it’s golden, but it’s not so high that it burns it.
  • How long does it take? 45 minutes to 1 hour.这将是一个每次都有些不同,depending on the age and size of your garlic cloves. There’s some room for slop in the process, so you can go a little longer if you’re worried it’s not done yet.
  • Cut off the tops and wrap the garlic in foil.You’ll want all the tops of the cloves to have a cut edge so you can easily pop them out after roasting. Then season with olive oil and salt, and wrap it in aluminum foil! This is the easiest way to get perfectly roasted garlic.
Garlic

When is it done?

The roasted garlic is done when you can poke a center clove with a knife and the clove is tender. You can go a little longer if you want really roasty garlic, but in our experience it’s just as good once it’s golden and tender. Ours typically takes just 45 minutes, but you may need longer depending on the garlic head.

Roast 2 to 3 heads per foil packet!

Our roasted garlic recipe below says 2 to 3 garlic heads. But you can roast many more heads at once! Just use 2 to 3 garlic heads per foil packet. You can roast several packets at once: 3 to 4, or whatever fits your oven. Roasting many packets at once can affect the bake time since there’s more in the oven, so adjust as necessary (you may need to bake longer).

How to roast garlic
Place the garlic heads on foil and season with olive oil, salt and pepper

Store roasted garlic up to 1 week

Once you’ve mastered the method for how to roast garlic, it’s easy to do: you won’t even need a recipe! Memorize it and roast to your heart’s content. You can eat the roasted garlic warm from the oven, or pop it right into the refrigerator to store for later. Bring it to room temperature before working with it: or even warm it in the oven a bit depending on how you plan to use it (see below).

How much does 1 head roasted garlic make?

It’s not often that you’ll have a roasted garlic recipe that calls for it in tablespoons. Most often if you’re using it in a recipe, it will call for it as 1 head or more. But if you need to calculate quantities,1 garlic head equals about 1 tablespoon roasted garlic.

Roasted garlic

Roasted garlic recipes (ways to use it!)

There are so may ways to use roasted garlic once you’ve mastered how to roast it! Here are our top 10 ways to use it:

  • Spread it on crusty bread.Take it warm from the oven, then spread it onto a baguette.
  • Mix with olive oil as a bread dip.Similar concept, but mash the garlic into a paste with olive oil and a little salt. Instant bread dip!
  • Stir into mashed potatoes.Roasted garlic mashed potatoesare the perfect way to capitalize on the sweet, aromatic flavor.
  • Add to hummus.Mix up a batch ofhummusbut use roasted garlic instead! Use the ratio of 1 teaspoon roasted garlic for 1 clove fresh garlic.
  • Stir into roasted veggies.Mash it up then add to roasted vegetables of all kinds:broccoli,cauliflower,bell peppers,carrots, and so forth.
  • Make roasted garlic cream sauce.Add it to thisEasy Cream SauceorVegan Alfredo Sauceand serve with pasta.
  • Add to salad dressings.Mash and add toCreamy Caesar Dressing.
Roasted garlic paste
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This roasted garlic recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Roasted garlic

Easy Roasted Garlic


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  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:45 minutes
  • Total Time:55 minutes
  • Yield:~1 tablespoon roasted garlic per head
  • Diet:Vegan

Description

Roasted garlic is sweet and caramelized, and makes your kitchen smell irresistible! Here’s an easy method for how to roast garlic.


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Ingredients

  • 2to3garlic heads*
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut off the top 1/4-inch of each head of garlic: try to have a cut edge on each clove so you can pop them out after roasting. Peel away the paper on the outside of the head (the bottom stem will keep the cloves together). Place the garlic heads on a sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle them with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. Close up and seal the packet.
  3. Roast the garlic about 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a clove in the center is golden in color and soft when pierced with a sharp knife (and your kitchen smells incredible!). Cool until able to handle, or store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. To remove the garlic, squeeze the bottom of the clove so it pops out the top. Spread on crusty bread, use in sauces and salad dressings, or in mashed potatoes.

Notes

*Or more! Make multiple foil packets with 2 to 3 garlic heads per packet.

  • Category:Essentials
  • Method:Roasted
  • Cuisine:American

Keywords:Roasted garlic, how to roast garlic

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Sonja Overhiser is author ofPretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

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Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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