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How to Make Roasted Garlic

How to Make Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic is easy to make, and makes a delicious addition to bread, soups and stews!

Have you ever roasted bulbs of garlic?  Then smothered the cloves on crusty bread?  Or added them to soups, stews and other yummy things?  If not, you need to.  When garlic is roasted it becomes sweeter, milder and soft enough to spread.  Divine decadence it is.  I’m going to show you how to roast garlic, then how to use it!

Roasting garlic is so simple.  With just a few seconds of prep, then into the oven for one hour to roast.  That’s it.  Now you have a delicious ingredient to add to so many savoury recipes.  It adds the most delicious and rich flavour to recipes, and without leaving a really harsh aftertaste like fresh garlic does.

Roasted Garlic

How to Use Roasted Garlic:

  • Use it as a spread for garlic bread/toast
  • Stir it into soups and stews for a flavour burst!
  • Add it to creamy dips for chips and vegetables
  • Toss it with tomatoes and pasta
  • Toss it with steamed or roasted veggies
  • Serve it with grilled meats
  • Spread it on pizza
  • Basically, you can add it to anything you would usually put garlic in.

How to Make Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic is easy to make, and makes a delicious addition to bread, soups and stews!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 1 clove of roasted garlic 1x


  • 1 full head of garlic
  • olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the top off of the head of garlic, just to expose the cloves inside.
  3. Place the garlic head on a piece of tin foil.
  4. Drizzle the top with about 1 – 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  5. Wrap the head in the tin foil.
  6. Bake for about 1 hour.

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  • Reply
    Comeca Jones
    November 9, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Great tip thanks! It sure will save me from buying the pricey minced garlic.

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    E @ Act Fast Chef
    November 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    I love roasted garlice 🙂 Yummm. especially spread on some buttered bread!

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    November 9, 2011 at 12:33 PM


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    Lindsay [rookie's nest]
    November 9, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    OMGosh you’re making me hungry & I just ate breakfast..that looks amazing!

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    Okio B Designs
    November 9, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    I love squeezing the garlic out right onto a piece of fresh Italian bread. So yummy! I could eat garlic with every meal if I wouldn’t offend – ha!


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    Tutus & Tea Parties
    November 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    I just love everything about roasted garlic. It makes the place smell sooo good and it tastes super delish! I make a great garlic mashed potato for the holidays that are always a huge hit…must be because it has roasted garlic in it!

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    November 9, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    so, roasted garlic with goat cheese on crisp roasted pita bread! YUMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the reminder!

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    Julia Miller
    November 9, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    I have never tried that, looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

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    November 14, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Roasted garlic spread on crusty bread is one of my FAVE appetizers! I might have to make this tonight after reading your post!!

    New follower 🙂


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    November 16, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    I love garlic and I love this tutorial:) This post is so informative and I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable today. And, I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

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