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How to make roasted garlic

Have you ever wondered how to make roasted garlic? It's a seriously easy way to add incredible flavour to all sorts of dishes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Miscellaneous
Keyword: how to roast garlic, roasted garlic
Servings: 1 head
Calories: 38kcal
Author: Becca Heyes


To make 1 head of roasted garlic (double or triple as required):

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Small bunch fresh thyme, rosemary, oregano or sage (optional)


  • Peel most of the papery skin from the head of garlic, and cut off the top, exposing the garlic inside each clove. Place inside a foil-lined dish. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. If you have some woody herbs to hand (e.g. thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage), adding a few sprigs underneath the garlic can add extra flavour.
  • Fold the foil up around the garlic, and scrunch or fold it tightly to seal.
  • Roast at 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F). After about 30 minutes in the oven, check the garlic every 10 minutes or so, and take it out when it's cooked to your liking. I find about 45 minutes is perfect.
  • When the roasted garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze each clove out of its skin. You can serve the cloves whole, or mash them thoroughly to make a roasted garlic paste.



Serving: 0.5head | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 2.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 22mg