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Roasting garlic transforms the heads into something magically rich and buttery. Learning how to roast garlic is a skill you’ll turn to over and over in the kitchen, and can take so many recipes to a gourmet level. Spoiler alert: it’s super easy!

Close-up of roasted garlic on a sheet of aluminum foil

What Makes This Recipe So Good

Roasted garlic is so easy to make and takes your dishes to the next level! Caramelized and sweet, it’s perfect for adding to hummus, soups, salads, or even to a charcuterie board. Mince it and use it in your mayo for an extra delicious sandwich or burger, or add it to your mashed potatoes. You can also add it to meat or cheese or eat it with bread or crackers. There are so many uses for this super easy recipe!

How To Roast Garlic

The full recipe & ingredients list are below, but here you’ll find a quick overview for making this recipe perfectly, along with useful tips and info!

Take off some of the papery skin on the garlic heads, but don’t unpeel it completely. Slice off the top of the heads of garlic so that you can see the cloves inside.

Place the garlic heads on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle the garlic with some olive oil and then wrap in the foil.

Roast in the oven until the cloves are tender and lightly browned.

Chef’s Tips

  • You can store your roasted garlic head in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4 days. To keep your roasted garlic a bit longer, separate the garlic into cloves and store in a jar full of olive oil. Keep it in the fridge for about a week and a half.
Close-up of roasted garlic on a sheet of aluminum foil

More Kitchen Tips & Tricks

Recipe By: Cheryl Malik

How To Roast Garlic

Prep 5 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 35 minutes
Roasting garlic is so easy and will take your cooking to the next level
8 servings


  • 3 garlic heads
  • olive oil
  • aluminum foil


  • Preheat the oven to 400º F. Remove some of the papery skin on head of garlic, then slice off top of each head to expose cloves inside.
  • Place the heads on a piece of foil and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in foil. Roast until cloves are lightly browned and tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Storage: Store 3-4 days in airtight container in fridge or in sealed jar of olive oil in fridge for 10 days.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Calories: 2calProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 5mgTotal Carbs: 1gSugar: 1gNet Carbs: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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