Easy 2-Ingredient Roasted Garlic Recipe Literally Melts In Your Mouth by Pamela Allen

Easy 2-Ingredient Roasted Garlic Recipe Literally Melts In Your Mouth

Have you ever been served roasted garlic to spread on your bread at a restaurant? If so, you know how delicious it is (so much better than butter). But have you ever tried to make it at home? If not, you should. It's so easy!

Yes, roasted garlic is delicious, and this simple two-ingredient roasted garlic recipe literally melts in your mouth. Plus, garlic is an anti-inflammatory that has several health benefits, including boosting immunity. 

Instead of butter, use roasted garlic as a condiment, a healthy appetizer spread, or add it to mashed potatoes, pasta or dressings. It’s so easy to make, and can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

Surprise your guests by serving roasted garlic with your dinner rolls instead of butter. They will be blown away (and no one needs to know how easy it is to make)!

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Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 1 whole fresh garlic (known as a garlic bulb or head)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil (more or less as needed, depending on size of garlic bulb)

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Recipe Notes

  • Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Squeeze and spread the roasted cloves of garlic on bread or use as an ingredient in your favorite dishes.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Peel away the papery outer layer of the garlic bulb.
  3. Cut off the top one-third of the garlic.
  4. Place garlic on an aluminum-foil lined baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over the garlic until completely covered.
  5. Roast upright in a covered baking pan for 1 hour.
  6. Serve immediately with bread, or use in recipes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 67

Total Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 1mg

Total Carbohydrate: 1.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.1g

Total Sugars: 0.1g

Protein: 0.3g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 9mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 18mg

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Donna John
I love roasted garlic, @pallen. I always throw a few whole cloves onto the pan when I'm roasting vegetables.
Rachel W. Lewter
I love garlic and it's so good for us. I can barely wait to try this.
Elisa Schmitz
How delicious. Great idea to use roasted garlic as a butter substitute! #yum

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