How to Roast Garlic – bake a whole bulb until each clove is butter-soft, sweet and nutty. Check out our list of ways to use it! Check out our VIDEO to see how easy it is!
If you never had or made roasted garlic, you are seriously missing out. This is my favorite way to turn a whole garlic bulb into a soft, sweet, nutty cloves that can be used in so many dishes or enjoyed warm on a toast.
I love adding garlic to pasta, pizza sauce or simply rub a piece of warm toast with it. I always have a small jar of minced garlic in olive oil in my fridge. It saves me time (no more peeling and grating!) and lets me add just the right amount of it to the dish. But roasted garlic is a whole new ball game! It’s sweet and nutty and absolutely amazing! You roast it once, store it in a jar and use it whenever you need it. No peeling single cloves required!
HOW TO MAKE ROASTED GARLIC?
You will need small squares of aluminum foil, one for each garlic bulb. Remove the outer layer of the garlic bulb, to expose the cloves in their individual shells. Cut of about 1/4″ of the top of the bulb. Place garlic bulbs in the prepared aluminum foil squares and place on a baking sheet.
HOW LONG TO ROAST GARLIC IN THE OVEN?
Drizzle about 2 teaspoons of olive oil on each bulb. Bring the edges of the foil together and close the bulb inside. Place baking sheet in an oven preheated to 400 degrees F. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes or until the cloves are soft. Remove sheet from the oven and let the foil packets cool until safe to the touch.
Remove the bulbs from foil. The cloves are soft and should pop out from their shells with a help of a small spoon or butter knife.
HOW TO STORE ROASTED GARLIC?
I always roast a few bulbs at a time and store the roasted cloves in a small jar and use throughout the week or so.
ROASTED GARLIC VIDEO:
How to Use Roasted Garlic:
– spread warm cloves on a bread toast
– spread over a pizza crust, right before adding toppings
– add to pasta sauce, like this Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
– add to mashed potatoes
– add to creamy soups
– add to casseroles
– use in skillet sauces
– mash with butter and spread over corn on the cob or baked potatoes
– use in a dip, like homemade hummus
– add to the sauce and make Spinach Dip Chicken Pasta
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