Roasted Garlic: Quick and Easy

Roasted garlic is always delicious and adds so much flavor to every dish. I once was at a restaurant that placed whole cloves on a board for you to drag crackers through and I was blown away by the sharp and almost spicy taste of straight roasted garlic. Since that day I always go for dishes that offer whole cloves of roasted garlic in them.

I decided that I wanted to make some to have at home as well. I cook with a lot of fresh garlic but never had roasted my own in order to garnish or add to a dish. I am happy to report the prep time was less than 5 minutes and once it was roasted it was ready to store in the fridge or enjoy immediately. Make a bulb or two for the week to have on hand for your recipes. Garlic is good for your health and now there’s an even more enjoyable way to eat it!


1 head of garlic

1 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Gently peel back any loose garlic wrapper, leaving enough to keep all the cloves together. 
  2. Cut about ¼ inch on the tip so that you expose the top of the garlic bulbs below. 
  3. Pour your olive oil into the top of the bulb and massage into the garlic. Top with a pinch of salt and pepper if desired.
  4. Place the garlic cut side up in a square of aluminum foil and close at the top to create a small tin pocket.
  5. Bake for 40-60 minutes until the garlic is cooked through all the way through and super soft. 
  6. Enjoy!