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How To Roast Garlic Recipe


Many equate garlic with a very pungent flavor, but roasted garlic has a delicious mellow nutty flavor. Learn how to roast garlic with this easy recipe.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 60 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Remove as much of the paper from 2 whole heads of garlic as you can without breaking apart the cloves.
  3. Place garlic heads in 1/4 cup water in a small baking dish.
  4. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil or baking dish cover.
  6. Put into oven and baste with olive oil/water mixture after 30 minutes.
  7. Bake until garlic is soft and easily pierced with a thin-bladed knife, about 1 hour total cooking time.


  1. Quick recipe method: Spread individual unpeeled cloves evenly on cookie sheet, drizzle with oil, and bake about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.
  2. Squeeze cloves onto freshly baked bread or into a sealed, refrigerated container to be used within 3 days.
  3. Recipe can be easily multiplied for garlic freaks.

What You Need

  • garlic
  • oven
  • foil
  • knife
  • baking pan
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