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How To Best Roast Garlic

Author Jen @ glutenfreethyme.com


  • * Aluminum foil
  • * Mini corningware dish


  • * One whole head of garlic
  • * California olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut whole garlic ¼ inch from top, following the shape of the head.
  • Set tip aside.
  • Lay down a decent sized, flat sheet of aluminum foil.
  • In center of foil, place whole garlic head, cut side up.
  • Next to garlic head, place cut piece faced up as well.
  • Carefully drizzle olive oil on top of garlic, until all gaps seem touched and filled.
  • Fold foil pieces up on all sides, and wrap garlic piece until completely covered.
  • Place foil wrapped garlic in a mini CorningWare, and center it.
  • *You can also use a muffin tin, baking sheet, ect. I love the small CorningWare.
  • Place in oven for approximately 1 hour.
  • When finished, remove garlic from oven and let cool in foil for about 10 minutes.
  • Carefully unwrap, and let cool for another 10 minutes.
  • Garlic will be very hot, so be careful.
  • Peel hard skin off, starting from outside going in.
  • You can peel skin from each clove until it falls out.
  • I sometimes use a grapefruit spoon, to scoop out softened garlic.
  • In a small bowl, mash warm garlic with fork until smooth or eat as is.
  • *Oven times and temps may vary.