Simple Roasted Garlic
This recipe yields soft, mild flavored and buttery spreadable garlic.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
- 1 or more whole bulbs of garlic
- 1 teaspoon olive oil per bulb of garlic
- Salt and Pepper
- Aluminum foil for baking
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Slice off top of garlic bulb with a serrated knife, exposing the top of each of the cloves. Set each bulb on a piece of aluminum foil that is large enough to wrap the entire bulb.
Drizzle each garlic bulb with about 1 teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Pinch foil up around garlic bulb to make individual garlic bulb packets.
Bake garlic packets for 40-50 minutes, until soft.
Once cool enough to handle, squeeze out garlic cloves and spread on sliced French bread, crackers or corn chips. Or try mixing with mashed potatoes. The possibilities are endless!
TIP: Roasted garlic keeps in the refrigerator up to a week and in the freezer for three months. Roast an extra bulb and use it in garlic mashed potatoes. It is wonderful in squash too.