10 Great Recipes for Garlic Lovers

If you're like many, you can't get enough garlic in your dishes. The pungent flavor and fragrance is so versatile, just look at the dishes it graces here—from pasta and breads to stews and steaks. You'll never tire of it.

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    Oven-Roasted Garlic

    Whole Roasted Garlic Recipe

     The Spruce

    Roasting whole garlic bulbs is an easy and delicious method, and the sweet, soft cloves can be used in countless ways.  Roasted garlic cloves make a great garnish for a main course, like roasted chicken, and can also be mashed up and added to dressings and sauces.

    The classic way to enjoy these caramelized cloves is to simply spread on crusty bread, with a little sprinkle of salt, and eat as is.

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    Classic Gilroy Garlic Shrimp

    Gilroy Garlic Shrimp with Lemon

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    This recipe is named for Gilroy, California, known as the "Garlic Capital of the World." It's a simple, garlicky classic that takes just a few minutes to prepare.

  • 03 of 10

    Garlic Herb Knots

    garlic knots

     Leah Maroney

    Garlic knots warm from the oven are heavenly and just the right thing to serve with almost any Italian-inspired dinner.

  • 04 of 10

    Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

    Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

    The Spruce Eats / Pete Scherer 

    Designed to be shared, pull-apart garlic bread is the ultimate party food. Served warm, this buttery bread is fun to eat and enjoyable to make, too. The recipe should intrigue any baker, though you'll need to plan ahead as the sponge needs to rest for at least 12 hours. With that complete, the dough is rather basic and is formed into small balls that are tossed in garlic butter, then baked to perfection.

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  • 05 of 10

    Garlic Lemon Shrimp with Pasta

    Garlic lemon shrimp with pasta

    The Spruce / Andrew Bui

    This garlicky shrimp recipe is simple, delicious and so easy to make that it will quickly become one of your go-to dishes. The beauty of this dish is that it can be served in many ways: tossed with pasta as it is here, or over rice, couscous, This hearty lamb stew, flavored with red wine, garlic, and herbs, is easy to make and great served over steamed potatoes or noodles. You can do the covered cooking at a slow simmer on top of the range or in the oven, but I  prefer oven simmering because it lends a uniquely rich color, glow, and flavor to the stew, or plain with a side of crusty herb buttered bread. Anyway I serve this dish, it's always hit!

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    Cauliflower Cheese Bread


     The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    This bread dough is actually made with cauliflower. It's a hearty, cheesy, and garlicky option that is perfect for any gluten-free eaters, or even followers of the Keto diet. It's so good, you won't miss the bread.

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    Steamed Mussels in Tomato-Garlic Broth

    Steamed Mussels

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    These mussels bathed in a garlicky tomato broth are heavenly, and they also are one of the most budget-friendly seafood options available today. This dish makes a delicious first course or light supper. Serve it with crusty French bread for dipping into the broth.

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    Steakhouse Garlic Butter Recipe for Steaks

    Steakhouse garlic butter on steak

    The Spruce 

    Nothing beats the sight of a melting dollop of garlic butter slowly disappearing over a perfectly cooked steak! This easy-to-make garlic butter recipe is perfect for steak, chops, chicken, and even seafood recipes. Garlic butter will keep in the fridge, and can be made well in advance.

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  • 09 of 10

    Garlicky Marinated Mushrooms

    Sauteed Mushrooms

    The Spruce

    Warning: These marinated mushrooms are addictive. It's impossible to eat just one, but it's easy to make a double or triple batch of them. Serve the mushrooms in a bowl with toothpicks, or as part of an antipasto plate.

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    Grilled Garlic-Lemon Flank Steak Recipe

    Grilled Flank Steak


    Flank steak is a relatively inexpensive cut of meat that benefits from marinating. This lemony-garlic marinade adds a flavor lift to the meat plus acts as a tenderizer. Other variations include Asian Ginger, Barbecue, Garlic-Fresh Thyme, and Spicy Mustard.