If you’re a garlic fan, but don’t always like how strong garlic can taste, then this how to roast garlic in the oven tutorial is for you!
A whole bunch of years ago, when I was in my first apartment and wanting to impress people with my mad cooking skills, I learned how to roast garlic. I have always been a huge fan of garlic, but this method is pretty awesome. And the smell while it’s roasting is fantastic!
So let’s get started!
First you’ll want to preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Grab an oven safe pan that will easily fit your garlic. I was able to fit four heads of garlic in a glass pie dish.
Next you’ll need a sharp knife to cut off the tops of the garlic (where the paper comes to a point), then peel as much of the paper off as you can without the cloves falling off. Using your fingers in a rubbing motion works well. Also notice that I sliced the tops of the outer edges as well to make sure everything was exposed.
If you see any green sprouts inside, that’s ok, just dig them out with a knife if you can. They won’t really affect the flavor – if you were using raw garlic however, I’d make sure to get them out as they can give a bitter taste.
Place each head of garlic it a small piece of foil, drizzle with olive oil, and wrap up in the foil. Then place the foil wrapped heads in the dish.
Roast the garlic in the oven for about 50 minutes. Pull the foil back gently as it can stick to the foil. You’ll know they are done because your house will smell AMAZING and they will be a nice caramelly color.
Give those beauties about a half hour to cool, completely unwrapped, before gently squeezing the garlic out of them.
Now comes the fun part. Grab a fork, and mash that roast garlic all up.
Add some salt if you’d like, and spread it on french bread for a uniquely flavored garlic bread. Or try my Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Bread – it’s amazing!
To make the garlic bread, slice a loaf of french bread into 1 inch slices and place them on a cookie sheet. Place the sheet under the oven broiler for a few minutes. Be sure to watch it, it can burn quickly after starting to brown.
Come back tomorrow when I’ll share my delicious recipe for Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Bread!
How to Roast Garlic in the Oven
- Full sized Heads of Garlic
- Olive Oil for drizzling
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Using a sharp knife, cut off the tops of the garlic (where the paper comes to a point), then peel as much of the paper off as you can without the cloves falling off. Using your fingers in a rubbing motion works well.
- Place each head of garlic on a small piece of foil.
- Drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil and wrap the foil around each head and place in an oven safe dish.
- Roast the garlic in the oven for about 50 minutes. They will be a nice caramelly color.
- Let them cool for at least half hour, unwrapped, before gently squeezing the garlic out.
- Using a fork or the back of a spoon, mash the garlic and spread on toasted bread.
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