Perfect Roasted Garlic

Perfect Roasted Garlic is baked using a simple technique for creamy roasted garlic, without stickiness or waste.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, Indian, Mediterranean, Mexican
Keyword foil pack, garlic, how tos, oven roasted, roasted garlic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 20kcal
Author Tristin Rieken


  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil or any oil of your choice
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Separate head of garlic into individual cloves. Rub off any papery skin but do not completely peel the cloves. Trim the end off the stem end of each clove.
  • Place cloves in the center of a small square of foil, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, add herbs and gather up into a pouch.
  • Bake directly on the oven rack until soft and lightly browned, about an hour.
  • Open the pouch and let cool until cool enough to handle. Then squeeze each clove gently at the untrimmed end until perfect cloves of roasted garlic pop out.
  • Store refrigerated until ready to use.


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg