Whole Roasted Garlic

Whole roasted garlic recipe

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
103 Calories
9g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Roasting whole garlic bulbs is an easy and delicious method, and the sweet, soft cloves can be used in countless ways. Roasted garlic cloves are a great garnish for main courses, 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.


  • 6 whole garlic bulbs (as close to the same size as possible)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Gather the ingredients for whole roasted garlic
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  2. Preheat oven to 375 F.

  3. Turn the whole bulb of garlic on its side, and with a sharp knife, cut off the top third of the bulb. Be sure to cut the top (pointed end), and not the bottom (flat, root end).

    Whole roasted garlic
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  4. Place each whole garlic on a piece of foil, about 8-inches square, with the cut-side up. Drizzle one teaspoon of olive oil over the cut surface, and sprinkle with salt.

    Place each whole garlic on foil
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  5. Draw up the foil and wrap the garlic to seal (the bulbs will look like chocolate kisses when wrapped).

    Draw up the foil and wrap garlic to seal
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  6. Place in a baking dish and roast for 45 to 60 minutes, depending on size until the garlic is soft and golden-brown.

    Place in a baking dish and roast
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  7. Remove from foil and serve. The cloves will pop right out of the paper skin when squeezed.

    Remove from foil and serve roasted garlic
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  8. Serve and enjoy!

    Whole roasted garlic
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