Roasted Garlic

2 servings
15 minutes cook time
Roasted Garlic

Roasting garlic is incredibly easy and is a key to unlocking a different side of garlic. Many of us really enjoy garlic, but find it to be a bit too strong at times. Roasting garlic mellows out the flavor and gives it a butter-like consistency that is perfect for adding to soups, pizza, hummus, or spreading on bread. The sky's the limit. This may just open up a new culinary world for you.

This recipe is easy peasy. We took four heads of garlic, sliced just enough off to expose the individual cloves, smeared some olive oil on top, added a dash of salt, tucked a few leaves of rosemary in between the cloves and baked them all in a muffin tin.

You can simplify this recipe down to just olive oil, but we love adding salt and fresh herbs to enhance the garlic flavor and add another aroma to the mix. Try one garlic head with just oil and another with herbs and see what you prefer!

Roasted Garlic Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40-45 minutes
  • Servings: 6 servings in one head of garlic (2 cloves)
  • Good for: vegan, gluten-free, appetizer, side dish
  • Difficulty: easy

Warm, roasted garlic is carmelized with fresh rosemary for a flavorful way to infuse dishes with garlic and rosemary.


  • Head of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh rosemary leaves (optional)


  • Oven
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Two muffins tins the same size

Recipe Steps:

Prepare the heads of garlic:

  1. Peel the outer skin of the garlic head.
  2. Slice ¼ inch off the heads of garlic to expose the garlic cloves.
  3. Place the garlic in a muffin tin.
  4. Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil over the garlic and spread it over the cloves with your fingers.
  5. Sprinkle a dash of salt over the garlic head.
  6. Tuck a few leaves of rosemary in between the garlic cloves.

Bake the garlic:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cover the muffin tin with another muffin tin the same size and roast for 40-45 minutes or until the garlic is golden brown and caramelized.
  3. Allow the garlic to cool for 20 minutes before removing the individual cloves. 

Serving Suggestions:

When these garlic heads come out of the oven they’re incredibly soft and easily fall apart. You can eat them by themselves, smear a clove on a toasted baguette or save them for later to infuse dishes with a rich buttery garlic flavor.

Freeze leftover garlic and when cooking soup, preparing hummus or creating a marinade, throw a clove or two into the mix. They’re great to have on hand!


Nutritional Information for One Serving:

  • Calories: 15
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 25mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 2g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Total Sugars: 0g - Includes 0g Added Sugars
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin D: 0mcg
  • Calcium: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Potassium: 20mg

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