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How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic adds complexity to any dish! For this, you will need aluminum foil
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
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


  • 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!


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