7 Easy Ways to Use Roasted Garlic (Slideshow)

7 Ways to Use Roasted Garlic

Spread It on a Baguette

Use roasted garlic like butter and spread it on a baguette. 

Mash It in with Potatoes

Mash roasted garlic in with butter to stir into mashed potatoes. This gives the dish a deep, earthy flavor.

Use it on Pizza Dough


Spread roasted garlic paste out on to raw pizza dough, just before putting on the tomato sauce.

Stir It in Pasta

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When roasting garlic, throw some halved cherry tomatoes in the same baking pan, and then stir the mixture into pasta for a quick and simple fresh dish.

Make Garlic Infused Oil


Roast it in a baking pan and drizzle it with a generous amount of olive oil. The leftover olive oil in your pan will turn to garlic-infused oil that is great to use in a salad dressing, to baste steak, or to pour on pasta. 

Puree It with Milk to Make a Sandwich Spread

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Make a purée by simmering a whole head of garlic in milk. Peel the whole head of garlic and place it in a saucepan. Cover the garlic with milk, and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Throw into a food processor with some salt, pepper, and olive oil and then you have yourself a mellow garlicky spread that’s great for sandwiches. 

Make Garlic Roasted Chicken

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Cut the top off of the garlic head, drizzle it with olive oil, and throw it into the cavity of a chicken before roasting. The result? A subtly garlic-flavored chicken and a roasted head of garlic to use however you please.