How to Roast Garlic – Two Ways

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We had a how to roast garlic supper party.

Yeap people. We got our friends to dress up in all their finery, traipse over to my house for an evening of discussing roasting garlic, then slathering sweet garlic onto bread and scoring a taste sheet as to which version they preferred. All in the name of this blog post. Don’t we just have the best friends?

Luckily the partners came along too and so it was garlicylicious love fest.

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Apart from eating it straight out of the bulb or on bread, OH adds roasted garlic to salad dressings,  directly into salads, in dips like hummus  and pesto when a milder garlic hit is needed, on pizza and straight on top of spaghetti. It is like a sweet garlic butter that we can’t stop eating.

A little word of caution though, as nice as garlic is slathered on everything and it is nice – I don’t recommend eating it just before you have a hot date (apart from to check that they are not a vampire) or a fab job opportunity.

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Well back to the garlic scores. Would you believe that both garlic recipes scored equally during the party? Frankly, we normally go with time saving and just roast the garlic whole. You try it and see what works for you.

Well if you fancy making some roasted garlic sauce or some garlic bread – look no further. Just do it.

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How to Roast Garlic - Two Ways

How to roast garlic in two easy ways.
Cook Time30 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Bintu Hardy


How to roast garlic - 1

  • 2 whole bulbs of garlic

How to roast garlic - 2

  • 2 whole bulbs of garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt


How to roast garlic - 1.

  • Preheat oven to fan assisted 160C / 180C / 350F / gas 4.
  • Put garlic bulbs in whole and roast for about 20-25 minutes until the cloves are soft when you touch them.

How to roast garlic - 2.

  • Preheat oven to fan assisted 200C / 220C / 425F / gas 7.
  • Cut of the head of the bulb and also the top of the cloves so that each clove is exposed.
  • Put each bulb into some foil and sprinkle on the olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  • Wrap up each bulb in the foil and roast in the oven for about 30 mins or until the cloves are soft to your touch.
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  1. I’d love to go to a party like that! I’m such a fan of roast garlic, it’s just the best. Can never understand people who say they don’t like garlic! Every time we cook a roast dinner we always roast a garlic bulb too and we all (children included) sit there sucking out the heavenly sticky caramelised garlic from their skins getting into a right old mess. Bliss!

  2. Love roasted garlic but rarely cook it. Inspired to do so again. Only prob is that is exudes from the pores for days afterwards – or so I am told – which makes the day job a bit tricky. Great friends you have got!