How to Make Roasted Garlic

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When roasted, garlic has a much different taste than when it's raw. It releases its natural sugars becoming caramelized with a mild, sweet flavor. Using roasted garlic enhances the flavor of what it's added to, giving the dish a naturally sweet, buttery, richness that is like nothing else.


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How to Make How to Make Roasted Garlic


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the top half off the garlic bulb. Throw away the top portion.
  2. Place remaining garlic bulb in a small baking dish.
  3. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over each bulb. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Several garlic bulbs can be roasted at once. Just double or triple the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cover baking dish with foil.
  5. Cooking time varies depending on the size of the garlic. For small bulbs, 30-40 minutes. Large bulbs, 45-60 minutes. Check early for doneness. They should be softened with a golden color.
  6. Once done, let garlic cool to touch. Hold it in the palm of your hand and squeeze the bulb to release the cloves.
  7. Use a fork to mash the roasted garlic cloves.
  8. Serve with crackers, bread, alongside a dip, etc.

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About How to Make Roasted Garlic

Course/Dish: Spreads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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