Total Time
1hr 2mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 1 hr

Roasted whole cloves of garlic, processed in the food processor to make a paste. Keep this on hand to make garlic bread, flavor mashed potatoes, or use in anything that could use a bit of a flavor kick. Roasting the garlic mellows the sharp, bitter flavors, leaving it sweet and tasty.


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Make a packet out of a piece of foil by folding it in half, then making small folds along two of the open edges.
  3. Add the garlic, salt and oil to the packet. Fold the open side a few times to seal.
  4. Bake until the garlic is very soft and golden brown. In my oven, this takes about an hour.
  5. Once the garlic is done, remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  6. Place garlic in the food processor, and process until it is a smooth paste.
  7. Place in a seal-able container and store in the refrigerator.
Most Helpful

5 5

A neccesity in every kitchen, IMHO! Today I had 8 HEADS of garlic to roast, so I cut the heads in half, drizzled with oil, sprinkled with kosher salt, and followed the recipe and time, and squeezed out those golden lovlies! I have also done just a few cloves the same way when I'm all out and need some for a recipe. I use roasted garlic a lot, so I freeze it flat in a zipper bag, and just break off however much I need right from the freezer. Fabulous! ZWT 7 - Shady Ladies

5 5

I love how easy this is to make and how delicious it was! YUMMY! I used it to make garlic bread and froze the rest for future use!


5 5

YUM, this is great stuff! I should always have an extra 5 bulbs or so of garlic lying around and just pop them in the oven whenever it's going for an hour or so. I used the whole roasted bulb method, found it a bit messy to squeeze the garlic out of the bulbs afterwards (very minor complaint) and I may try peeling the cloves before roasting, like you indicate in your recipe. I mashed the cloves with a fork without problem. The whole family enjoyed this on bread as a side for a soup and I know I can put this to so many uses.