Garlic 'Smear' Recipe

Garlic 'Smear' Recipe
Staff Writer
Garlic "Smear" Recipe
Every Day with Rachael Ray

Garlic "Smear" Recipe

In this recipe from the folks at Every Day with Rachael Ray, garlic goes from firm and sharp to creamy and sweet when roasted.


If using more than 1 bulb (head) of garlic, place the bulbs in a glass baking dish and cover with tin foil. Bake for the same amount of time. 


  • 1 (or more) head of garlic with top 1/4 cut off
  • generous drizzle extra-virgin olive oil


Cut 1⁄4 inch off the top of a whole blub (head).  Place the bulb on foil, drizzle with olive oil, and wrap tightly. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes until tender. Squeeze the garlic "paste" out, and use in your favorite way. 

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.