How to Make Roasted Garlic

Learn how to make roasted garlic with this easy ‘recipe’ – if you can even call it that! Roasted garlic cloves bring a mellow flavor to savory recipes and keep for weeks in the fridge. Delicious spread on crostini!

Course How-To
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 head of garlic
Calories 10 kcal
Author Alyssa


  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Remove the outer layers of the garlic skin, leaving just the innermost layer on.
  2. Slice off the top 1/4" of the garlic bulb and place bulb on a sheet of aluminum foil, cut-side up.
  3. Slowly drizzle olive oil over top of the bulb, ensuring the oil drips down in the nooks and crannies in between the cloves.
  4. Wrap up the garlic in the foil, wrapping it in a second layer, if needed, to make sure the oil won't drip out. Place wrapped garlic directly on an oven rack situated near the center of the oven.
  5. Roast for 40 minutes, or until the cloves are a deep golden-brown and a tester inserted into the middle of the centermost clove can be easily inserted and removed. Roasted garlic can be stored in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Roasted Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 10
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.