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How to Roast Garlic

Bonus: your kitchen will smell GLORIOUS
Carolyn Menyes/The Daily Meal

Roasting garlic is super easy to do, you basically just pop it in the oven. But this amped-up ingredient will make anything, from your bread to your sauces, taste 100% better.

Ready in
42 m
2 m
(prepare time)
40 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt


Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2: Peel loose, papery outer layers of garlic skin, leaving head intact and cloves connected.

Step 3: Using a sharp knife, cut the top of the garlic head off, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Make sure all garlic cloves are exposed 

Step 4: Transfer head of garlic to sheet of aluminum foil, placed on top of a baking sheet. 

Step 5: Drizzle garlic with about 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with a touch of kosher salt.

Step 6: Wrap individual heads in aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes, but check after 30. Garlic is done when the largest cloves are light brown and soft when pierced. 

Step 7: Remove garlic from the oven, unwrap and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Then, squeeze the cloves out of the head. 

Step 8: Use the roasted garlic! Serve on toasted bread, add to pasta sauces, dressings, or dips, or simply eat it on its own.