Oven Roasted Garlic is beyond easy to make. With it’s mellow, sweet garlic flavor, oven roasted garlic makes a great addition to many dishes.
You guys, it is no secret that I am a huge fan of anything and everything garlic. I was never one of those people to buy into the whole “I can’t eat garlic because it has a pungent smell” kind of people.
No, not at all. I am a bonafide garlic lover. Are you? I am guessing that the answer to that question is yes if you’re reading this blog post. And chances are, if you’re a garlic lover too, then you know just how dreamy oven roasted garlic is.
I mean, spreadable garlic, does it get much better??
But did you also know that it is incredibly easy to make at home? And I’m going to show you how!
First let’s get down to some basics.
When it comes to flavor, fresh garlic has a pungent, spicy flavor. A lot of people can’t handle much of it. And too much can even cause some people to have digestive issues because it’s a bit harder to digest. Wikipedia actually has some great info on this if you’re interested.
Roasted garlic, on the other hand, has a sweet mellow garlic flavor. It can be eaten warm and toasty right out of the oven, spread on toast or added to different dishes.
Step #1: Cut off the top 1/4 inch of the garlic heads. And remove the papery outer layer of the garlic, leaving skin on all the cloves.
Step #2: Drizzle the top of the garlic with olive oil.
Step #3: Sprinkle with salt.
Step #4: Wrap in aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes. Start checking after 30, once the cloves are brown and soft it is ready.
DES’ TIP: In order to prevent oil from dripping onto the bottom of your oven and burning, I recommend placing the wrapped garlic on a baking sheet.
To store roasted garlic, keep the garlic in its skin, place it in a ziplock bag or other airtight container and use within three days.
If you’re looking for ways to use oven roasted garlic, I have so many recipes to choose from! Here are some of my favorites: