Crock Pot Roasted Garlic

Total Time
8hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This is a great method for roasting garlic, so it can be ready when you start cooking in the evening. I've even done it overnight and started cooking in the morning. Roasted garlic goes great with mashed potatoes, on pasta, or simply spread on crusty bread.


  1. Place the 6 heads of garlic on one layer of aluminum foil.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Fold foil loosely around garlic.
  4. Place in crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Squeeze garlic out of skins and add whatever floats your boat.
Most Helpful

Thank you Mirjam for this ingenious recipe! I needed some roasted garlic for a recipe I was doing, and I didn't want to heat up the oven in this heat! I then remembered I had stored this in my cookbook. Put this going last night before bed and I woke up to the most wonderful smell drifting from my kitchen! The garlic got to the right "mushy" consistensy and really mellowed in flavor!

yooper July 28, 2002

Thankyou for a great way to prepare roasted garlic! These turned out beautifully. And the best part... it's so easy and I didn't have to watch them. Just forget about it for 8 hours, then enjoy!

yogi November 23, 2002

Made this today, and it made the house smell wonderful. The only thing I found, and I guess you can't get away from it is the mess on your hands when you pulled them apart. I put the cloves in a jar and covered with olive oil till I need to use it, I'm hoping I did this right.

Bonnie Baker January 29, 2004