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roasted garlic wrapped in foil
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How-To Roast Garlic

This tutorial will give you easy to follow instructions and tips for how to roast garlic. As garlic cooks it becomes buttery with a delicious savory-sweet flavor and can be added to a variety of dishes to enhance the flavor. Learn how to roast garlic like an expert and start elevating your favorite meals!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: DIET, how-to, KITCHEN BASICS
Cuisine: American, gluten free, low carb + keto, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut off the top inch of the garlic bulb. You want to cut off enough of the top so that most, if not all, of the cloves are exposed.
    raw garlic with top sliced off
  • Drizzle garlic with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Wrap the entire bulb in a piece of foil and pop on a rimmed baking sheet or into a shallow baking dish.
    olive oil drizzled over raw garlic clove
  • Place garlic in the oven and roast for about 30-40 minutes or until the garlic is golden brown and nice and creamy.
    roasted garlic wrapped in foil



If you want to skip using the foil, you can also roast the garlic, cut side down on parchment paper, flipping half way through.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg