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How to Roast Garlic

There aren’t many things tastier to eat than roasted garlic. If you’ve never tried it, you’ll be so happy when you do.

Not only is it fantastic for adding to other recipes, but it’s delicious all by itself. Plus, it’s really easy to do. Try it!

Type: How To Cook
Serve With: spread on bread, in potato recipes or anywhere else you use garlic
Prep Time: 2 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Yield: 1 head garlic – usually plenty to flavor a dish


  • 1 whole head garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt or kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut top off head of garlic about 1/4″ from top so as to open up each clove in the head of garlic.
  3. Place garlic
  4. Coat exposed garlic with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt or kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  5. Replace top of garlic head that was cut off and wrap up loosely with aluminum foil.
  6. Roast in oven for 30-35 minutes or until the cloves feel soft when squeezed.
  7. Allow to cool until you can handle them.
  8. Squeeze roasted garlic out of the head like toothpaste starting by squeezing near the bottom through to the top.
  9. Enjoy in mashed potatoes, spread it on bread or anywhere else you’d use garlic or garlic powder.

* It’s even delicious all by itself! You’ll be so pleasantly surprised!


I hope you enjoyed this Garlic Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards 🙂

P.S. If you love garlic as much as I do, you might want to check out this totally garlic cookbook:

The Totally Garlic Cookbook The Totally Garlic Cookbook

Do you live for mushrooms, or die for garlic? Do you have the hots for chile peppers, or a craving for corn? These little books are perfect for those of us who can”t seem to get enough of a favorite food. The charming wooden crate holds twelve copies of each title making an irresistible display for these die-cut cuties.

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Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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