How To Roast Garlic

How To Roast Garlic
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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.
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Cook Time
Total time: 42 minutes
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel loose, papery outer layers of garlic skin, leaving head intact and cloves connected.
  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
  4. Transfer head of garlic to sheet of aluminum foil, placed on top of a baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle garlic with about 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with a touch of kosher salt.
  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.
  7. Remove garlic from the oven, unwrap and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Then, squeeze the cloves out of the head.
  8. Use the roasted garlic! Serve on toasted bread, add to pasta sauces, dressings, or dips, or simply eat it on its own.