Roasted Garlic: Cooking 101

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Do you know what I love the smell of? Fresh coffee beans… melted chocolate…fresh baked bread…and Roasted Garlic. There’s just something about that sweet yet pungent smell wafting through the house, because you know that it will be used to create delicious recipes in the near future!

How to Roast Garlic in the Oven | cookingwithcurls.com

How to make Roasted Garlic

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the top of the heads of garlic to reveal the cloves inside…..

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There’s no right or wrong way to slice the garlic. I have even sliced them in half and roasted all four halves together before, so you can’t mess up…trust me!

Place the garlic on a sheet of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil…..

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Gently fold up the sides of the foil and create a ball. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to keep the heat inside…..

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Place in the oven and bake for one hour. Remove from the oven and carefully open the foil to allow the heat to escape…..

Roasted Garlic right out of the oven | cookingwithcurls.com

Allow to cool enough that you do not burn your fingers for the next step…oil is hot and it burns!! When the garlic is cool enough, no I do not listen to my own advice, squeeze each clove of garlic out of it’s paper shell…..

Roasted Garlic: Cooking 101 | cookingwithcurls.com

Now it is ready to be used in a recipe. Mine will be smashed with a fork and used to create a compound butter. 🙂

More delicious garlic recipes:


Two bulbs of Roasted Garlic on foil.

Oven Roasted Garlic

Step-by-step instructions guiding you through making your very own roasted garlic in the oven.
5 from 2 votes
Print Rate
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oven roasted, roasted garlic
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 14kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 2 heads fresh garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice the tops off of each head of garlic to reveal the cloves inside.
  • Set garlic on a large sheet of aluminium foil and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Fold the foil around the garlic and place in the preheated oven.
  • Bake for one hour.
  • Remove from oven and carefully open the foil to allow the heat to escape.
  • Allow to cool enough to handle and squeeze each garlic clove out of the paper shell.


Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg



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  1. I’ve had roasted garlic at restaurants before – so delicious – and I’ve always wanted to try it myself. Thanks for giving me a great excuse to do so – thanks for sharing!

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