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Roasted Garlic

How to Roast Garlic in the oven to create a sweet, spreadable paste to use on your dinner rolls, in dips, pasta and more! If you've never Roasted Garlic, you're in for a treat!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword garlic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4


  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • thyme fresh, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400° F and create an aluminum foil packet large enough to enclose garlic bulbs completely.
  • Slice 1/4 inch or so off the top of the garlic bulbs to reveal cloves
  • Place bulbs in an aluminum packet and place in a small oven safe dish
  • Drizzle oil over the top of the garlic bulbs allowing oil to drip in between cloves
  • Season with salt & pepper to taste
  • Close aluminum foil tent
  • Roast for 45-50 minutes
  • Open top of the aluminum foil tent and continue to roast for another 10-15 minutes or until top of garlic bulb is brown
  • Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired
  • Squeeze garlic or dig cloves out with a small fork and enjoy warm!