Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is great on veggies, potatoes, pasta, rice. Top a grilled steak, fish or chicken. Spread on your favorite bread or dip a breadstick into it. Blend into cream cheese for a garlic spread. The uses are endless.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut garlic crosswise in half and spread some oil on cut surface, wrap in foil.
  2. Roast in 375°F oven about 45-50 minutes.
  3. Till soft and golden.
  4. Squeeze the meat out of the skins season with salt and pepper add enough oil to taste while using a fork to smash till smooth and creamy. Mix in rosemary.
  5. Can be frozen.
  6. Just bring to room temperature and mix with a fork.
  7. Use on whatever you like or do like me and use on everything!
Most Helpful

You don't know how great is this until you don't try it!Luckily,my little ones like garlic too,so I mixed some in their sour cream.That was the first thing gone from their dishes!Thank you,Rita.

littlemafia December 25, 2010

For garlic-lovers, this recipe is an absolute gem! And it's just so easy to make when you have something else in the oven. I've already made it twice: the first batch disappeared so quickly that, the second time, I made a double batch! And I can see it becoming one of the staples in my fridge! I've mixed it into mashed potatoes, blended it into a pasta side-dish and used it blended with a little cream cheese and a little Greek yoghurt (blended till the consistency was as I wanted it) to make the most scrumptious spread for sandwiches. With a spread like this and some prosciutto and roasted red pepper – or whatever takes your fancy – and presto: a yummy plus sandwich! Thanks, Rita, for sharing this fabulous recipe! Like you, I will be using it on, with and in so many dishes!

bluemoon downunder April 12, 2006

Made this last weekend and will be making it for an Italian get together we are having in a couple of weeks. Thanks for submitting the recipe.

PattyLouise April 12, 2006