How to Roast Garlic

Recipe by BecR2400




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Without breaking the head of garlic apart, remove as much of the outer papery coating as you can.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut off the top (pointed end) of the garlic head, so the tops of the cloves are exposed.
  • Place the head in a square of aluminum foil, and drizzle with a couple teaspoons of olive oil and a little coarse salt (rub with your fingers to completely coat the garlic head). Sprinkle with a small amount of fresh rosemary leaves, if desired.
  • Fold up the foil to make a little purse-like package, and place into a muffin tin.
  • Repeat with remaining heads of garlic.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes at 375 degrees F or until the cloves feel soft when pressed.
  • Let the garlic cool until it can be handled easily. The cloves will squeeze easily out of their skins.
  • Eat as is (I love a warm roast sweet garlic straight up) or mash with a fork and use for cooking.
  • Store roast garlic tightly sealed and refrigerated, and use within three days. Or, you can freeze roast garlic in an airtight container with a little olive oil and herbs.