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Delicious Roasted Garlic

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Making your own Delicious Roasted Garlic is so simple you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it before.

Do you love garlic as much as I do? I use fresh garlic in many of my recipes. I love the flavor and it is good for you. In the summer I try to find ways to use and preserve all the fresh produce I can. Garlic is delicious raw and it’s even more delicious roasted. It’s easy to do.

You’ll need:
garlic heads
extra Virgin Olive Oil
aluminum foil

First remove the outer skin on the garlic bulbs. Leave the skins on the individual cloves. Using a sharp knife cut about 1/4 inch off the tops to expose each clove.

Place the garlic head in a small piece of foil (enough to wrap the garlic head).


Drizzle the olive oil over the clove. Make sure each clove is coated with oil.

Wrap tight, and place into a small baking dish.

Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 30 minutes. When you squeeze the garlic it should feel soft.

Remove from the oven. Be careful they will be very hot. Allow them to cool.

Pop them out of the remaining skins using a knife or small fork. You can mash them to use in recipes. If you love garlic like I do you can spread them on a cracker and eat them that way 🙂 You can also mix them with butter and spread on bread for some out of this world garlic bread!

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12 thoughts on “Delicious Roasted Garlic”

  1. CelloMom On Cars says:

    Love this recipe, so simple and effective! Any suggestions on how to keep the garlic once roasted?

  2. Robert says:

    Same way we do it here at home! Thanks for Going Green with Dude, Sustainable!

  3. Kathy @ SMART LIving says:

    Hi Diane, I just found your site over on the “Dude, Sustainable” #linkyparty and I have to say I appreciate your very simple explanation (with photos!) to make roasted garlic. I love it but have never gone to the trouble. Now that I know how I will definitely be doing it. Thanks for your help. ~Kathy

    1. Diane says:

      So glad you like my simple way of doing things 🙂 Thanks for commenting.

  4. Katherines Corner says:

    yummy. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. xo

  5. Aurelia says:

    I love garlic too. Especially roasted but, strangely, haven’t done it myself yet lol! I know you said leave it to cool, but it’s actually really delicious if you use a knife to “scoop” out the cloves while they’re still hot/warm and spread it on bread (toasted or not) – perfect as a dinner party appetizer 🙂 Have a bit of balsamic/olive oil on hand too and everyone will love it.

    I found your blog via the Hearth & Soul Hop this week.

    1. Diane says:

      That sounds delicious. Thanks for the great idea 🙂

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    This is a great tutorial for Roasted Garlic, I just love roasted garlic. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Scarlett says:

    Love the roasted garluc tutorial! I’ve always wanted to make it, but wasn’t really sure how. Thanks! Pinned!

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great weekend and have a fabulous week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

    Never knew roasting garlic was so simple!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  10. marshall reagan says:

    how would you do it if you wanted to do some in the smoker or on the grill while cooking outdoors in the summer?

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