If you want the benefits of garlic but you find the taste of raw garlic too strong for your digestive tract, then roasting garlic is the way to go. Enjoy soft, buttery whole head of garlic smothered with olive oil, wrapped and baked until caramelized transforming it into a sweet taste.

You can’t go wrong with garlic if you love garlic try these recipes, Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes, Yuca With Garlic sauce, Garlic Confit,

Garlic bulb on a cutting board for roasting

Roasted Garlic Bulb

For years I steamed garlic daily to serve alongside our meals, later I started roasting garlic bulbs. Whole roasted garlic has a much better flavor, it is also milder and sweeter than raw or steamed. I love garlic, not only for its flavor but also for its Nutritional Benefits

Olive oil being poured from a tablespoon on the garlic butter with 1/2 inch of the top removed

How To Make Roasted Garlic Bulb?

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Remove the outer skin of the garlic bulb and discard.
  2. Trim about 1/4 inch off the top of the garlic, 
  3. Place garlic on a piece of parchment paper and or foil paper. 
  4. Drizzle olive oil on the top of the garlic.
  5. Cover garlic and bake for 40-50 minutes or until garlic is soft and golden brown.
  6. Remove garlic from oven and allow to cool. Sprinkle a little salt over roasted garlic then simply squeeze the base of the garlic to remove the soft flesh.
  7. Store garlic by placing it in a jar, cover with olive oil and refrigerate for no more than one week.

How To Use Roasted Garlic Bulb?

  • Mashed with vegan butter to make garlic butter.
  • Add to hummus. 
  • Add to pureed veggies, like sweet potato, white potato, pumpkin, yam, carrot, turnip, rutabaga, cauliflower. 
  • Add to sauces, vegan Alfredo, curry, tomato sauce. 
  • Add to soups, chili, and stews.

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Close up of roasted garlic bulb on a cutting board

Roasted Garlic Bulb

This easy to prepare Roasted Garlic Bulb is such an easy way to include roasted garlic in your recipes, add to sauces,  mashed potatoes, salad dressings, dips, pasta, roasted veggies or just spread on bread. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted garlic bulb
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 1 head garlic
Calories: 75kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Remove the outer skin of the garlic bulb and discard.
  • Trim about 1/4 inch off the top of the garlic,
  • Place garlic on a piece of parchment paper and or foil paper.
  • Drizzle olive oil on the top of the garlic.
  • Cover garlic and bake for 40-50 minutes or until garlic is soft and golden brown.
  • Remove garlic from oven and allow to cool. Sprinkle a little salt over roasted garlic then simply squeeze the base of the garlic to remove the soft flesh.
  • Store garlic by placing it in a jar, cover with olive oil and refrigerate for no more than one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 0.3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg