how to roast whole garlic
How To Roast Garlic
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Roasted garlic adds complexity to any dish! For this, you will need aluminum foil

Course: Essentials
Servings: 1 roasted garlic head
Author: Tania
  • 1 whole head garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Grab some aluminum foil, enough to completely wrap a head of garlic.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Then open the foil pack. Squeeze out roasted garlic cloves into a bowl. And that's it!

Recipe Notes
  1. I've got some recipes that use roasted garlic. Try this one, one of my favorites: Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup!