How to Roast Garlic

roasted-garlic-recipe-how-toGarlic is more often than not, a preferred spice in any cuisine, especially Italian. And one of the best ways to enjoy the pungent flavor of this bulbous stem is by roasting it. Yes, the smell of roasted garlic on a freshly-baked pizza, or mixed with pasta, or sometimes even eaten raw, is mesmerizing to food lovers world-wide! Though many people think it is hard to roast garlic, it isn’t a daunting task. You can roast the entire bulb, and use it to flavor your dishes. Here’s a quick post on how to Roast Garlic.

How to Roast Garlic – Step-by-Step Recipe
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1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual cloves intact. Using a knife, cut off 1/4 to a 1/2 inch of the top of cloves, exposing the individual cloves of garlic.

3. Place the garlic heads in a baking pan; muffin pans work well for this purpose. Drizzle a couple teaspoons of olive oil over each head, using your fingers to make sure the garlic head is well coated. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when pressed.

4. Allow the garlic to cool enough so you can touch it without burning yourself. Use a small small knife cut the skin slightly around each clove. Use a cocktail fork or your fingers to pull or squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins.

Eat as is or mash with a fork and use for cooking. Can be spread over warm French bread, mixed with sour cream for a topping for baked potatoes, or mixed in with Parmesan and pasta, or simply added as a Pizza topping! it not only tastes great, it is good for your heart too. Don’t believe it, then check out these health benefits of Garlic!


  1. as garlic and vitamin-rich foods and natural antibiotics to me he has an excellent flavor and we like turkey, we are frequently consumed.

  2. nice post, and good instructions:)

  3. Nice post.I do normally on stove top..will try this !

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