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How to Roast Garlic and Why You Should

Roasting garlic is such a simple process. Everyone should know how to roast garlic and why you should. It takes a spicy, pungent, but oh so delicious flavor and transforms it into a sweet, caramelized, mild and soft little piece of heaven. The uses for roasted garlic are varied and more numerous then you would think.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Essential Skills
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Roast Garlic and Why You Should
Servings: 2
Calories: 82kcal


  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 head garlic


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut off about 1/4" of the top of the head of garlic to expose the interior cloves.
  • Place the head onto a square of aluminum foil and drizzle with 1-2 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Twist the corners of the foil to create a hershey kiss looking pouch.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove the cloves by squeezing from the base of the garlic head.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 56mg | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.2mg