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How to roast garlic

Learning to roast garlic is one of the simplest techniques you can learn, and also one of the most valuable. This recipe for roasted garlic works every single time.

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Roasting garlic in the oven has to be one of the best ways to enjoy garlic.

This method makes garlic sweet, rich, and jammy. it makes it much easier to use in sauces, stir frys, a compound butter, or just on a really crusty piece of toast.

Ingredients for roasted garlic

Roasted garlic with salt

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How to roast garlic in the oven

Roasted garlic out of the foil.

Roasted garlic in the oven is pretty simple. Set your oven to 400°F. Slice the tops off of your head of garlic and place your garlic heads in aluminum foil.

Generously drizzle the garlic with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and then close the foil and  bake for 45 to 60 minutes until the garlic is jammy, soft, and  a bit golden brown in color.

That’s literally all you do to make this recipe work.

It’s great to use in the way mentioned above, I also could literally just eat it with a spoon, it’s that good.

Keep in mind, there aren’t any measurements for this recipe. You don’t need them. Just do what you feel. The important part is getting each head of garlic coated in olive oil and face up in your foil packet.

 Get the recipe below, and let me know what you try it in!

Recipe for Roasted Garlic

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How to roast garlic


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  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Total Time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 4 heads of garlic. 1x
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Description

The best thing you can do to garlic to make it taste wonderful – also, probably the easiest. 


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Set your oven to 400°F.
  2. Slice the tops off of your head of garlic and place your garlic heads in aluminum foil.
  3. Generously drizzle the garlic with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and then close the foil and  bake for 45 to 60 minutes until the garlic is jammy, soft, and  a bit golden brown in color.

Notes

  • You can refrigerate this for up to a month. 
  • When you slice off the tops, you can add them to your foil packet if they still have garlic cloves in them. Those bits will brown a little faster and give the roasted garlic more depth. 
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Full Batch
  • Calories: 569
  • Sugar: .6g
  • Sodium: 10.2mg
  • Fat: 56.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.8g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 3.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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About Mila

Hi! I'm Mila.

I’m earning my Master’s degree in Applied nutrition.

I’m currently an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach living with  LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, a slow-progressing form of autoimmune Type 1 diabetes) I love food, travel, and my kitchen, and teaching you about diabetes self-management.

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