How to Roast Garlic in the Oven

To Roast Garlic

Cut the top 1/4 inch off each whole head of garlic. Place each head on a piece of foil. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with thyme. Twist foil around each head to enclose completely.

Oven directions:
  • Bake at 350°F until soft, about 30 - 45 minutes. Squeeze softened garlic out of skins and puree.
Barbecue directions:
  • Place foil package off to one side of natural gas barbecue grid. Do not place in center of grid. Cook over low heat for 30 - 45 minutes or until soft.


One roasted garlic head yields about 2 tbsp mashed garlic pulp.

Roasted garlic puree may be frozen for up to one month.


Roasted Garlic Ideas:

Serve as an appetizer by squeezing cloves and spreading softened garlic onto toasted French bread slices.

Use in recipes calling for roasted garlic, such as roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

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