Homemade Roasted Garlic

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Homemade Roasted Garlic

Garlic. I love this poor, misunderstood onion’s cousin. So often, it’s banished to the chopping block as a garnish or lackluster flavor enhancer. However, with garlic’s renowned health benefits, I enjoy giving roasted garlic a starring role on the dinner table. Served with some crusty bread, it makes a great pre-dinner appetizer or alone as a great snack.

Really?  Roasted Garlic?
Garlic mellows to a slightly sweet, nutty flavor with a creamy texture when roasted.
Garlic mellows to a slightly sweet, nutty flavor with a creamy texture when roasted.

My husband introduced me to this delicacy several years ago. I admit. I held my skepticism like a cat holds prey. Raw garlic has a hot bite that can nearly clear the sinuses. It’s harsh. He was right. Roasted garlic isn’t that. Roasted garlic has a sweet, aromatic flavor that elevates it from the mundane to memorable. Interestingly enough, it’s also surprisingly easy to make.

It’s simply a matter of slicing the garlic, seasoning it, and baking it!  I made a huge plate of this roasted garlic recipe for our last party and it was the first thing to disappear!  I find that it’s easiest to make this in a muffin tin, but that’s completely optional.  If you don’t have one, a regular baking pan works perfectly.

Also, when you cut the tips off the garlic, be sure to throw them into a small loaf pan, season them, and bake right alongside the garlic.  They roast up a bit more crispy.

Homemade Roasted Garlic

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes

Yields: 12

Garlic moves from the sidelines to being a show-stopping headliner when you roast it. It takes on a sweeter flavor and the bite mellows. The creamy texture almost melts in your mouth. You’d never recognize it as garlic!

  • 12 Garlic Bulbs
  • Olive Oil for Drizzling
  • Salt to taste
  • Italian Seasoning to taste

Preheat oven to 375

First, line each individual cup of a muffin tin with foil.  Make sure that enough hangs over to wrap the garlic.  Spray each foil with cooking spray.

Next, use a sharp knife.  Slice off the top of the garlic bulb slicing through all the cloves.  Peel off the white, papery casing, too.  Repeat for all 12 garlic bulbs.

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Place each peeled and sliced bulb into the lined muffin tin. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and Italian seasonings.

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Fold foil around each prepared garlic bulb.

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Bake for 30-40 minutes. Allow it to cool enough that you aren't getting scorched on the foil and unwrap. Display the roasted garlic on a plate. The garlic will darken in color and develop a slightly sweet, mellow flavor.

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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

14 Comments

  • Becki Santiago

    May 2, 2016 - 7:34 am

    Hold up, whatttt… I had no idea this was a thing. How easy peasy and it sounds tasty!

  • Amanda mcmahon Http://attachedmoms.com 5800

    May 1, 2016 - 9:13 pm

    Garlic is so healthy. I like the idea of roasting a bunch at once

  • Carrie

    May 1, 2016 - 10:46 am

    Ahh I best this makes the whole house smell amazing!

    • Alicia Taylor

      May 1, 2016 - 10:49 am

      It does. People walk in the door wondering, “what’s cooking?”

  • Neely

    May 1, 2016 - 8:04 am

    Now my mouth is watering. I love garlic 🙂

  • Toughcookiemommy

    April 30, 2016 - 10:13 pm

    I know how healthy garlic is for us. This is a great way to roast it and include it in a variety of recipes.

    • Alicia Taylor

      May 1, 2016 - 10:50 am

      I like eating it right out of the pan!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    April 30, 2016 - 2:36 am

    I have tried having roasted garlic, however, I have not tried making them myself. I did not know it was this easy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. My family will love this!

  • will Sweeney

    April 29, 2016 - 10:35 pm

    Oh my gosh I can’t believe I haven’t had this before!! This sounds so good I am going to have to try this out.

  • LIz Mays

    April 29, 2016 - 9:47 am

    I need to make this. The more time that passes, the more I love garlic.

    • Alicia Taylor

      May 1, 2016 - 10:51 am

      It’s got so many great health benefits, too!

  • monica

    April 29, 2016 - 9:05 am

    Roast Garlic is amazing isn’t it? I’ve never roasted the tips – I’ll try that soon! maybe this weekend….

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