If you aren’t a fan of the strong taste of raw garlic, you may want to try roasting it. We like to roast garlic in the oven and then spread it on toast. We roast a few heads of garlic at a time, because once we start eating it, we can’t stop! It’s awesome on a grilled cheese sandwich or tossed into your pasta.
How do you roast garlic?
- Slice the top off of a head of garlic.
- Place on foil, and drizzle olive oil over the top of the head of garlic.
- Close the foil and roast at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes.
Can you roast garlic without foil?
Yes, just place the head of garlic in an oven safe pan and drizzle oil over the top. Roast at 375 degrees until tender on the inside.
What can you spread roasted garlic on?
Roasted garlic is delicious spread on toast, sandwiches, crackers, or vegetables. You can also mix it into soups, sauces, and mashed potatoes.
How long can you keep roasted garlic in the refrigerator?
You can store this garlic in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Can you freeze roasted garlic?
Yes, you can freeze it! Just mash it up and freeze the garlic paste in teaspoon or tablespoon sized portions. Store in freezer bags or freezer safe containers.
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How to Roast Garlic.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut the tops of the heads of garlic, exposing the cloves.
- Discard the tops. Place garlic heads on foil and drizzle generously with olive oil.
- Close up the foil, making a little packet that keeps the garlic and oil sealed inside.
Place the foil packets directly on the oven rack. Roast at 375 degrees for about 45-55 minutes until golden brown and very soft.
- Once cool enough to handle, remove the garlic cloves. Spread on toast and enjoy!
You can store roasted garlic in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
You can store the roasted garlic paste in the freezer - just freeze it in teaspoon or tablespoonful sized portions in a freezer bag or container.
This post was originally written in May 2011. It has been updated with new photos and tips.