Oven Roasted Garlic

Two ingredients and an hour in the oven is all you need to roast your own garlic at home. Cooking time may vary depending on the size, age and variety of your garlic, but it's hard to overcook garlic so just keep checking after an hour or so.

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Oven Roasted Garlic

Simply roasting with olive oil transforms both the flavor and texture of fresh garlic from crisp and fiery into a buttery, spreadable paste that still has plenty of garlic flavor but more mellow, and with some hints of sweetness. Blend into salad dressings, hummus or mashed potatoes, or just spread warm on a piece of grilled bread.  Any leftover can be refrigerated for 2 weeks or frozen for 3 months.  

Makes: 2-3 tbsps per head of garlic

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  • One or more heads of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper (optional)

  1. Slice off about 1/4 inch from the top of each garlic head exposing the tops of the cloves. A serrated knife works well.
  2. Make a small packet from aluminum foil and place the garlic heads in it cut side up.
  3. Place the foil packet on a baking sheet in a 400 degree oven, and roast for 50-60 minutes.
  4. Check the garlic. It should be somewhat browned and the center cloves should be completely soft. If not continue roasting and checking every 10 minutes or so.
  5. Once done to your liking, remove from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, squeeze each head from bottom to top to push out the cloves which should be the consistency of a soft paste. Enjoy!

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