Here I’ll show you how to roast garlic in a few easy steps. Roasting garlic is something I’m always doing to give my dishes a deep boost in flavor. Try it!
If you think sautéing minced garlic on a pan makes your kitchen smell like heaven, then just imagine roasting garlic in the oven…yes, amazing, right?! Roasted garlic brings out deep flavors that make your taste buds go crazy. It’s like, you just want more and more! It’s also REALLY EASY! 🙂
If you’re wondering what to make with roasted garlic, try my Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup. You can really taste the flavor of roasted garlic in this one, and it is SO GOOD!
How To Roast Garlic
Roasted garlic adds complexity to any dish! For this, you will need aluminum foil
- 1 whole head garlic, unpeeled
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Grab some aluminum foil, enough to completely wrap a head of garlic.
Cut 1/4 inch of the entire garlic head from the top. Do not peel the garlic. Make sure almost all cloves of garlic are exposed from the top. Place on aluminum foil.
Drizzle about 1 tablespoon olive oil on top of the cut up side of the garlic. Then add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, or to taste.
Fold up foil around the prepared garlic head and close tightly by twisting foil from top. This will lock in all the flavors when roasting. Roast for 35-40 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Then open the foil pack. Squeeze out roasted garlic cloves into a bowl. And that's it!
- I've got some recipes that use roasted garlic. Try this one, one of my favorites: Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup!