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Head of garlic with the top sliced off roasted in a cast iron pan.

How to make Roasted Garlic

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted garlic, garlic
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Laureen King
Whole heads of garlic roasted with olive oil until golden and caramelized. Perfect to add to so many recipes.
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  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.
  • Slice the top off garlic head. (do not peel the outer papery layers)
  • Place in heavy baking dish. (I use my small cast iron frying pan)
  • Generously drizzle olive oil over top of garlic bulb.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake 30 minutes until soft and top is golden brown. Larger heads may require more time.
  • Using tongs remove from pan and allow to cool a bit.
  • Squeeze bottom of the garlic bulb to release the roasted garlic cloves. Remove all the papery skin.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg