Roasted Garlic Adds Big Flavor Easily

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Roasted garlic is so easy to make but you wouldn’t know it by how much flavor it brings to any dish. It only involves garlic cloves and sometimes some olive oil to make something really special. Here is how to make it and some wonderful ways to use it.


  1. If you want to use a lot of garlic, then you should use the whole head of garlic.
  2. Start by cutting off about about 1/4-1/2 an inch from the top of the head so you can see the beginning of the inside of the cloves.
  3. Drizzle over some olive oil, lightly wrap in tin foil, and bake at 400 F for 30-40 minutes.
  4. If you just want to use a few cloves at a time, simply take the cloves you want still in their skin, and bake at the same temperature for about 10 minutes, checking on it so they don’t burn.


Roasted garlic can be used in place of regular garlic in all sorts of dishes, like sauces and dips. The cloves will be really soft and spreadable so you can actually just spread them right on bread! You can also add them to macaroni and cheese, and vegetable side dish, or in dishes like roasted chicken.