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  • 1 head garlic (outer paper leaves discarded but bulb left intact)
  • 1-2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil


Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the top 1/2″ from garlic bulb (straight across the top so you cut into just the tops of the cloves). Place garlic bulb in a ramekin, drizzle with olive oil and cover with foil.

Roast for 30-40 minutes or until garlic is very soft and lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Squeeze the garlic out of its skin and into a small dish. Mash with a fork and use as desired.

25 ways to use Roasted Garlic:

  1. Mix into mashed potatoes
  2. Use as a base for homemade pizza.
  3. Combine with some mayonnaise or mustard for a delicious sandwich or burger spread.
  4. Add to soups for a subtle garlic flavor.
  5. Cook some carrots and mix in the roasted garlic.
  6. Mix into hamburger meat then toss them on the grill.
  7. Add some to a juicy steak.
  8. Mix into softened butter, then use for grilled cheese sandwiches.
  9. Mix into some hummus.
  10. Rub some onto raw chicken before baking.
  11. Add some to gravy for a deeper, richer flavor.
  12. Mix with your mayo and make a roasted garlic potato salad.
  13. Try adding some to your favorite salad dressing (balsamic & Dijon is delightful).
  14. Toss some into your favorite Mexican dish.
  15. Mix some with sour cream or Greek yogurt for an easy dip (don’t forget the salt).
  16. Use it in place of regular garlic for a roasted garlic pesto.
  17. Rub onto corn on the cob.
  18. It makes a terrific garlic bread.
  19. Mix into your mac and cheese.
  20. Add some to your favorite guacamole recipe.
  21. Mix with some high-quality olive oil and use it for dipping bread.
  22. Make an easy flatbread: drizzle flatbread with olive oil, spread on some roasted garlic, top it with Gorgonzola crumbles then bake it in a 400°F oven until it’s soft and warm.
  23. Add some to a savory jam.
  24. It would be fantastic in your favorite salsa!
  25. Spread it directly on warm bread.