Best Way to Roast Garlic and How to Use it

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Roasted Garlic is simply amazing, and even palatable for people who think they are not garlic lovers. I’m one of those people who doesn’t like garlic overload. However, roasted garlic is buttery, mild, and spreads on bread wonderfully, especially this keto flatbread.

Knowing the best way to roast garlic is basic cooking, easy to do, and can make all the difference in some of your recipes.

How to Choose Garlic

Select garlic bulbs, with intact clinging paper skins. Don’t buy bulbs that have soft spots, or dark spots and don’t feel heavy enough for their size. Do not refrigerate, but store in dry, cool place in your pantry.

Raw Garlic

The Best Way to Roast Garlic

Cut top of garlic bulb, wrap in foil and place on a baking sheet. Garlic is done when it is soft and spreadable, anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes.

How to Roast Garlic from Spinach Tiger

What to do with Roasted Garlic

One of my favorite ways to eat roasted garlic is to spread it on keto flatbread or when crusty sourdough. I have a very easy sourdough bread recipe here.

Sourdough Bread
  • Homemade sourdough bread.
  • Keto flatbread.
  • Add to soups, sauces.
  • Spread on raw chicken before roasting.
  • Mix into ground beef for meatballs, hamburgers.
  • Add to vegetables.
  • Add to a salad dressing. Roasted garlic is less pungent and will work in almost any dressing or vinaigrette.

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How to Roast Garlic
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Best Way to Roast Garlic

Roast Garlic in the Oven for Bread and Other Recipes
Prep Time4 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic


  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut top off garlic (about 1/4 inch).
  • Brush with generous amount of olive oil.
  • Wrap in foil.
  • Place on baking sheet. Roast for 40-50 minutes.
  • Store in tight container in refrigerator for up to a week. I store in a mason jar.

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