How to Make Roasted Garlic with Pictures

January 20, 2010Katie

Have you experienced the flavor of roasted garlic?

Have you had it on a pizza, or spread across bread at your favorite Italian place?  If you have, you know how wonderful it is.  If you haven’t, c’mon with me and learn to truly live on the wild and flavorful side of life.

This is a super simple technique. 

Preheat your oven to 400º.

Take a head of garlic.  (Head is the whole thing, clove is one piece out of the head).  Take a sharp knife and chop across the top of it, just enough to expose all the cloves somewhat.  Set it on a piece of foil that’s big enough to wrap around it.

I could have actually not chopped as much on this one. 

Ignore that.

Take some extra virgin olive oil and drizzle it over top of the cloves.

You can go ahead and salt and pepper the tops also.  It’ll make em more delicious.

Take your foil and pull it up around the garlic and twist it tightly shut.

Pop this packet into your oven for around 30-35 minutes.  You can do more than one of these in a packet if you wish.  I usually do 2 whole heads in one packet. And the great news is, there is no clean-up…just toss the foil in the trash.

After 30 minutes take your foil pack out of the oven and open it.  Allow it to cool a bit so as not to scorch your hands.

Holding and squeezing from the bottom of the head, gently squeeze and the lovely golden cloves will now coming squishing out into a bowl. 

This is wonderful smeared across toasted french bread.  Throw it into your mashed potatoes before you mash them.  Wowsa!  It’s also fabulous dropped by clumps on top of white pizza (with an alfredo sauce base).

All I know is, holy love of all that’s good and right…it’s GOOD!


  • Kathleen

    January 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    How are we just now bloggy-friends? Roasted garlic? Yes, please! I'll eat it with a spoon! For breakfast! But in all seriousness - how long do you think you could store this in the fridge for later use for?
    1. dishinanddishes

      January 20, 2010 at 9:03 pm

      Kathleen -You can store it still in the garlic head for 2-3 days in the fridge. OR, you can freeze it for a month. I'm so glad we are bloggy-friends even if it took us awhile!

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