By JanuaryBride on May 12, 2008
Photo by Lalaloula
Photo by Lalaloula
"This is a simple "how to" recipe for roasting garlic in the oven. Super easy and the flavor of roast garlic is so sweet and creamy. Our favorite way to serve it up is to dump the roasted garlic in some good olive oil seasoned with salt/pepper, and serve it atop french bread. Certainly you can use roast garlic in many different recipes!"
Serving Size: 1 (43 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"This smells possibly even better than it tastes- which is REALLY good, mashed on toasted baguette with black bean soup! However, it's an ridiculously fun experience for the nostrils. I keep surreptitiously inhaling the aroma off my fingers- squeezing those cloves out was way too much fun! Can you get intoxicated from garlic?!"
"My garlic came out perfectly!! I mashed the entire lot of garlic and added oil, red wine vinegar, rosemary, red pepper flakes, parsley, oregano, basil, salt and pepper to make a dipping sauce that is very similar to one at our favorite Italian restaurant. Thanks for posting!"
"I love how easy this recipe makes it to make perfect roasted garlic! Thanks for posting. Made for Veggie Swap 24"
"It works great with little effort. There can't be anything bad said about that. Made for Vegetarian swap."
"Ok, you have just converted my 9 yr. old to a garlic 'liker' instead of 'hater'. I, myself, love garlic in everything, but have never had roasted garlic. I roasted the garlic on the grill while grilling beef ribs. You can bet I will prepare this again. Thank you."
"I first ate garlic prepared like this many, many years ago in some little restaurant on the coast of Maine. I never forgot it, and every time I have been in a craving state for this I've looked it up on 'zaar, or elswhere on the web. This is now bookmarked. I, like another or other posters find it great on crostini. It's also great on toasted garlic bread or even your favorite cracker. When you really think about it, the variations on use could be endless. Thanks for a timely reminder."
"This was so good spread on crostini. The flavor really mellows during roasting and I think I'll be sure to pop a head of garlic in the next time I make a roast, bake some potatoes etc... and while I'm at it, I might as well make it two! Made for ZWT 6 by an Unruly under the INfluence."
"This recipe worked a treat! I had no idea roasted garlic was so easy! I didn't see where to add the salt and pepper so happily left them out! This added a great flavour to bolognese. Made for ZWT6."
"WOW, what an AWESOME flavour this recipe brings out in the garlic! I would have never thought that roasting garlic could be this easy! :) JB your directions are spot on and everything comes together so easily. The finished product is creamy, roasty and full of flavour. I added some rosemary to the oil before roasting, which added a lovely touch. Made and reviewed for my chosen chef in Veggie Swap #17."
"Making this has become a staple in my kitchen! Since I do a lot of Italian cooking, garlic is in my life forever! Roasting the cloves this way is so simple and the end result is delicious sweet garlic that is good for so many dishes. I make this up ahead of time and store them in a small glass jar for up to 1 week. Excellent!"
"Ridiculously easy! I used some of the olive oil that had been used to marinate chillies, for some heads of garlic, and normal olive oil for the others. Didn't use salt and pepper. Popped them in the oven.... about half an hour later, enjoyed the beautiful smell and taste of roasted garlic! Used some of it that same day when I made JanuaryBrides Recipe #308134, excellent! So now I know how!!! Thanks, JB, Made for PAC Fall 2008"
"5 Stars ! I used Italian garlic for this.. it seems to have better and stronger flavour than the bulk chineese stuff in the supermarket of late. The instructions for this recipe are easy and the result is delicious... DH took a whole roasted head of garlic and a slab of fresh bread and retreated happily to the sofa to enjoy it... I had some too then froze the rest (squished out of their papery husks and into a plastic bag) for quick use in dips and spreads where a less "raw" garlic flavour is often wanted. Please see my rating system: 5 excellent stars for a foolproof garlic recipe where you can stock up and freeze a load of the stuff when it is in season and cheaper, for use in 1001 different dishes or sublimely on it's own. A keeper of a recipe for garlic lovers. Thanks!"
"I've been roasting garlic this way for years. I find that the heads hold together better by cutting the top 1/3 off. Then I roast both halves with no waste! Sprayed lightly with olive oil, I cook the smaller sections 35 minutes, the larger ones 45 minutes. Then as I learned from another Zaar member, put it all in a zipper bag, flatten it out, store in the freezer, and just break off whatever you need! Snap! Great recipe!"
"I liked the simplicity of this recipe. It used much less oil than other recipes that I have seen so that is why I chose it. This recipe made my whole house smell so yummy! I certainly had a lot of help in the kitchen tonight when I was making this. We put it on slices of Italian bread to eat with dinner. It was wonderful! Thanks for an easy and great tasting recipe MADE FOR ZWT4 for DAFFY DAFFODILS"
"This is how I roast my garlic when I make garlic mashed potatoes. I do it at 350 for an hour. Never put salt and pepper but I will try next time."
"This recipe is awesome. I make hummus frequently and bring to Friday happy hour @ friends. One sleepless night I had the idea to make it with roasted garlic instead of raw. I made it and it is delicious - much more depth of flavour. Thanks for this recipe. I roast it with lots of olive oil which then goes into the hummus adding lots of flavour. Yum."
"Ohhh, perfect! Just roasted a few heads of garlic and they turned out great! This now on my list to do and freeze to have on hand always. Perfect for one of my fav recipes Recipe #85349 Thanks JanuaryBride!"
"Thank you for posting this. I always forget and have come back to this recipe multiple times. Hopefully one day I'll remember."
"Very yummy! Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT 6"
"This was good, ate with grilled mushrooms. Made for ZWT6."