There is nothing more glorious than roasted garlic. Soft caramelized garlic. Mmmmm yum!
It’s super simple to make and the flavor you accomplish with such ease is out of this world. Roasted garlic can be added to: soup, salad dressing, hummus or sauces… pretty much anything to give it a little more *UMPH. Or you can just eat it as is. Spread some roasted garlicky goodness straight on warm bread with butter. Ooooh heaven, you taste so gooood.
You should probably know that I am a long standing garlic supporter and part of the garlic party. Garlic completes me. So as a major supporter I can’t get enough of roasted garlic. It’s creamy deep flavor is exactly what everyone needs in their life.
Now I should warn you before heading to the kitchen that the smell which will billow from your oven is going to make the air lick worthy.
Cooking times can vary from bulb to bulb. The size of each one plays a role. But the good news is it’s near impossible to overcook the garlic. YA!
It just takes a nice hot oven, a little olive oil and some aluminum foil. Seriously!?!? How easy is that? You can make just one bulb or you can do several at a time to add to meals/snacks throughout the week. More is always better though. *Hint. Hint*
If you haven’t made or had roasted garlic before you are in for an amazingly delicious transformation of garlic like you’ve never imagined. Forget the intense flavor raw garlic carries, roasted garlic is dreamy, creamy and has a much softer flavor making it more approachable.
Need ideas on putting your roasted garlic to work, check out:
Roasted Garlic Potato Cheddar Ale Soup
Roasted Garlic Walnut Pesto (Vegan + GF)
Mean Green Pesto Pasta (Vegan + GF)
Roasted Garlic Avocado Toast with Hemp Seeds + Chili Flakes (Vegan + GF)
- 1 or more whole bulbs of garlic
- olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- With a knife carefully remove the top 1/4 inch of the garlic bulb exposing the top of the cloves. Drizzle olive oil to coat the exposed cloves letting the oil sink/soak into bulb. Wrap each bulb in aluminum foil and place on the middle rack of a preheated oven.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until center cloves are soft when pressed and tops are a rich golden color.
- Let cool slightly and serve or refrigerate until ready to use.