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two head of roasted garlic in aluminum foil on a baking sheet
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Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic: Using 3 ingredients and just 5 minutes of prep, what's the point of going all the way to the store to buy a jar or roasted garlic anymore? Made fresh in your own home, this classic ingredient featuring deep, roasty, caramelized flavors cooks down to soft and spreadable perfection.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted garlic
Servings: 4
Calories: 52kcal


  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Slice about 1/2" off the top of the heads of garlic; enough to expose each clove.
  • Place a head on a sheet of foil. Drizzle the olive oil over the head of garlic, then sprinkle the salt over top. Wrap the foil to cover the head of garlic completely. Repeat with the other head.
  • Place the foil wrapped heads of garlic on a sheet pan and roast for 35-40 minutes, or until the cloves are browned and soft. Let the garlic cool fully, then squeeze the cloves out.


  1. Store roasted garlic in an airtight container, jar, or bag. It'll last 3-4 days in the fridge.
  2. If you want it to last longer, you can freeze it. It'll last 10-12 months. Portion it into a lightly oiled ice cube tray and freeze for 1-2 hours, or until solid. Then you can transfer the portions to a sealable freezer bag or airtight container. You can toss the roasted garlic straight from the freezer into whichever recipe you're cooking up, or let it thaw for 10-20 minutes to soften up first.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg