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How to Roast Garlic

Roasting your garlic is a simple and easy way to amplify the delicious flavors of this kitchen staple.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 (2 cloves per person)
Calories: 17kcal
Author: Kitrusy



  • Preheat oven or airfryer to 400°F
  • Peel off the excess papery layers around the whole head of garlic, being sure to leave 1-2 layers intact.
  • Slice off ¼ inch off the top of the garlic to expose the cloves.
  • Place the garlic onto a sheet of foil paper and drizzle 1tbsp of oil over the exposed and cut cloves.
  • Wrap the foil around the head and pinch the top to seal it.
  • Place your wrapped garlic head into the basket of your airfryer or onto a baking tray and roast for 30-40 minutes until the grains of garlic have caramelized, are cooked through, and are aromatic.
  • To store, place the whole head or the cloves (still in their outer skins) into an airtight container or Ziploc bag and store in the fridge for up to 4 days or peel each grain and place into a container and add enough oil to fully cover the grains. Store in the fridge for up to a week.


  • To remove the roasted garlic from the skin, simply break off each grain and gently squeeze the uncut end and the clove should slide right out of the skin.
  • Another way you can try, particularly if you're roasting more than one head in the oven, is to the place the head of garlic into a muffin tin, drizzle the oil over it and then using a small piece of foil cover the top and tuck the excess ends down around the sides of the garlic. 


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg