How to roast garlic

Keen to find out how to roast garlic? Once roasted, garlic becomes sweet and soft – perfect for soups, sauces and dips

  • Prep:2 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 1 whole garlic
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 16
  • fat 1g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 2g
  • sugars 0.2g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0g


  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 tsp olive oil


How to use roast garlic
Stir roast garlic into pasta sauces, blend into soups like cauliflower or tomato, or use in cream sauces for chicken or pork. Roast garlic is great in dips, or even salad dressings, and works really well blended into hummus for added sweetness.


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cut the top off the garlic bulb, exposing the tops of the garlic cloves. Put on a small square of foil, and rub with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Scrunch up the foil to seal in the bulb.

  2. Roast for 25-30 mins until soft when pressed, and the papery casing is light golden. Leave to cool for a few minutes before squeezing the soft roasted garlic out of their shells. Alternatively, take off all the papery casing and remove the cloves individually.

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