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How to Roast Garlic

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Total Time: 1 hour 1 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1 whole head of garlic, unpeeled
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Kosher salt 


  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400F. Slice whole head of garlic in half horizontally, slicing across the cloves so each clove is halved.
  2. Place both halves on a sheet of foil, cut side up. Drizzle olive oil generously on tops so that the oil seeps into the cut cloves. Sprinkle each top with pinch of kosher salt. Close garlic halves back together and quickly seal with foil, twisting foil tightly at the top to ensure it’s leak-free.
  3. Place garlic on oven proof pan. Roast 1 hour or until garlic is fully soft and aromatic. Let cool enough to handle. Carefully open foil. Gently squeeze cloves out of their peel and enjoy.


Choose firm, fresh heads of garlic. 

You can roast more than 1 head of garlic at a time. Store extra in airtight container in fridge for several days until ready to use. Roasted garlic can be mixed into your tomato sauce, mayo, or butter sauce and then chilled airtight until ready to use. 

  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: side
  • Method: roast
  • Cuisine: American

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