Roasted Garlic Recipe

We absolutely love Roasted Garlic in our house.  There are a lot of recipes that we add roasted garlic to such as pizza, garlic toast, smashed yams/potatoes/sweet potatoes, spaghetti sauce, etc.

Roasted Garlic Ingredients:

  • bulb(s) of garlic
  • salt and pepper (optional)
  • oil (whatever your choice of oil is)

How to Roast Garlic:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Cut the top off the garlic and place onto either a piece of foil or baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle the top with the oil and salt and pepper if you are using it.
  4. If you are using the foil, I tend to put the tops back on top and close up the foil to ensure it is sealed.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes.
  6. Let cool a bit before removing from skin.

I prefer to have the garlic start to caramelize (brown) which really brings out the flavour of the garlic so I tend to cook mine longer.  Depending on how much garlic we have in the house at the time, I will cook anywhere from 1 to 3 bulbs at a time.  The ones that are not eaten right away, we store in the fridge.

I have even roasted the garlic on the bbq but you have to be cautious of the heat – they tend to burn on mine if I am not careful.

Tips:

You can peel away some of the white papery skin around the bulbs.  I have never been one to do so but I would assume it would make it easier to get the garlic out.  I also tend to cut a good portion of the top off.  This helps ensure that all the tops are cut off and I find it makes it easier to get the roasted garlic out of the tops.  When removing the garlic from the bulb, I tend to hold the garlic still in foil in an oven mitt and use a butter knife to pluck them out.

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