Oven Roasted Garlic

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
This easy roasted garlic is perfectly roasted, smooth, and a flavorful addition to pasta, on bread, or on pizza!
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  • 3 bulbs garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sprig thyme fresh
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Trim the top 1/4 inch off of garlic bulbs to expose the cloves, and pull off some of the outer skin.
  • Place the garlic on a sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle each garlic clove with a little olive oil, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place a sprig of thyme on garlic, then wrap the foil tightly around the bulbs.
  • Roast for 40 minutes or until cloves are browned and soft.

To serve:

  • Allow garlic to cool so you don't burn yourself. Discard thyme sprig.
  • Press on the outside of garlic to push cloves out of the skin and into a bowl. If you get any skin in the roasted garlic, just pick it out.
  • Mash garlic cloves into a smooth paste with a fork.


Calories:42kcal | Carbohydrates:1g | Protein:1g | Fat:5g | Saturated Fat:1g | Sodium:1mg | Sugar:1g | Vitamin C:1mg