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How to Roast Garlic

Garlic, slowly roasted in the oven, loses its sharp bite and turns remarkably soft and mellow.

Roasted cloves are nutty, rich, slightly sweet and oh-so versatile.

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cut about ½ inch off the top of the head of garlic. Peel off any loose, papery skin.

    2. Place garlic in a small ovenproof baking dish, cut side up.

      3. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

        4. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake in the oven until cut side is lightly browned and cloves are very soft, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

          5. Remove, and allow garlic to cool slightly before squeezing the garlic paste from the cloves.

          Try roasted garlic mashed into potatoes, blended into store-bought hummus, or in one of the recipes below. Roasted garlic is at its best, however, when treated simply--spread on crusty bread and drizzled with olive oil.

          Roasted Garlic Bread

          Broiled Chicken with Roasted Garlic Sauce

          Stir-fried Asparagus

          Wild Mushroom Puff Pastry

          Cassandra's Yummy Lamb Chops

          Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

          Ready for more? Check out our All About Garlic article.

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            Jul. 24, 2010 2:08 pm
            Feb. 9, 2011 3:52 pm
            This is very good. My mother use to roast garlic many years ago before she past away. Good on bread, crackers, hamburgers anything. YUM
            Feb. 16, 2011 11:20 pm
            Oh Sure...they all say it's easy! I tried to follow the directions in the "Save This Article to Your Recipe Box" But I see no "My recipe box". Here's what I see...My Allrecipes or Recipe Box. I don't think you have all the right pieces here. Can you fix it?
            Feb. 17, 2011 3:53 am
            I agree I can not save this recipe also. The direction don't correspond to the instructions.
            Feb. 17, 2011 5:51 am
            Me too - I really want this recipe but cannot save to my recipe box! Help
            Feb. 17, 2011 6:46 am
            its just like the directions say. copy the weblink, go to your recipe box, under options you have a choice to save a weblink, click that and paste the weblink into the box provided and save. i just did it and it was easy.
            Feb. 17, 2011 8:00 am
            Hi all, Thanks to "5lilblessings" (above), she was able to successfully copy this recipe! Here is the culmination of her hard work:

Thanks again, 5lilblessings!!! You have made the world a better place!! I cut and pasted the above address, mailed it to myself, and...voila!! There it was, in all its glory! Kudos to 5lilblessings!! Take care now, Lauren
            Feb. 17, 2011 8:35 am
            I've tried many times to put this in my recipes. I have no weblink option to click.
            Feb. 18, 2011 2:39 am
            Hi Mary, Did you see my post just above? If all else fails, just make a Word document out of the instructions, then print it!! (Or even, heavens forbid, write it!!)
            Jul. 11, 2011 1:02 pm
            Jody Linn 
            Dec. 28, 2011 8:16 am
            Just save the page in your favorites. Works great!
            Apr. 22, 2012 10:40 am
            OMG yum!!! I LOVE roasted garlic, but never quite knew how to make it myself. All I have to say now is my poor husband... I might never get kissed again. Lol.
            Sep. 1, 2012 10:58 am
            This is a great and easy way to roast garlic. Many years ago we just took whole heads of garlic wrapped in foil with a splash of olive oil. It was ready when you meat was cooked. And to add this link to your "recipe box", is also easy with a few added steps. You will need to copy web-link url, than open your recipe box, next select the options drop down menu arrow. This is located right next to the words: My Recipe Box - My Recipe List Options. From the drop down menu select add a web link and paste the url here, follow the remaining prompt steps to add it to your recipe box. Hope this helps so who were having trouble. Cheers.
            Aug. 20, 2013 5:08 pm
            I AGREE!!!! Just write it on a recipe/index card and FILE it. I also find that if you just wrap the garlic tightly into a square piece of foil to bake, it's easier to handle out of the oven. Enjoy. Thanks for the reminder on the temp and time!
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