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7 Easy Ways to Use Roasted Garlic (Slideshow)

7 Easy Ways to Use Roasted Garlic (Slideshow)

7 Ways to Use Roasted Garlic

Spread It on a Baguette

Use roasted garlic like butter and spread it on a baguette.

Mash It in with Potatoes

Mash roasted garlic in with butter to stir into mashed potatoes. This gives the dish a deep, earthy flavor.

Use it on Pizza Dough

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Spread roasted garlic paste out on to raw pizza dough, just before putting on the tomato sauce.

Stir It in Pasta

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When roasting garlic, throw some halved cherry tomatoes in the same baking pan, and then stir the mixture into pasta for a quick and simple fresh dish.

Make Garlic Infused Oil

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Roast it in a baking pan and drizzle it with a generous amount of olive oil. The leftover olive oil in your pan will turn to garlic-infused oil that is great to use in a salad dressing, to baste steak, or to pour on pasta.

Puree It with Milk to Make a Sandwich Spread

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Make a purée by simmering a whole head of garlic in milk. Peel the whole head of garlic and place it in a saucepan. Cover the garlic with milk, and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Throw into a food processor with some salt, pepper, and olive oil and then you have yourself a mellow garlicky spread that’s great for sandwiches.

Make Garlic Roasted Chicken

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Cut the top off of the garlic head, drizzle it with olive oil, and throw it into the cavity of a chicken before roasting. The result? A subtly garlic-flavored chicken and a roasted head of garlic to use however you please.


How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic can take a recipe from 0 to 100 real quick. Unlike raw cloves, there's no bite in roasted garlic at all. Insanely creamy and with a rich umami flavor that will instantly upgrade any meal, you can add roasted garlic to almost anything savory &mdash fall soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, and hummus. Or you can simply spread some on toast. After a little less than an hour, it will be soft like butter.

Trust us. You'll know the garlic is ready when your kitchen smells outrageously and maddeningly good, and when you can very easily pierce a clove with a knife. When you reach this point, it's important to let the garlic cool for a bit, then simply use your fingers to squeeze the bottom of the cloves out of the skin. Don't try to scoop them out or you'll risk leaving behind some amazing garlic.

If you're as obsessed with the flavor as we are, it's probably a good idea to roast a few heads and freeze the extras. (Seriously, this is a game changer.) Refrigerated roasted garlic will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Frozen, it'll stay good for a few months. When roasting more than one head of garlic, there's no need to create individual foil packs they can all roast together.

Short on time? Separate the cloves (leaving the skins in tact) and wrap them in foil. You'll cut back on a considerable amount of time and the results will be equally satisfying.


How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic can take a recipe from 0 to 100 real quick. Unlike raw cloves, there's no bite in roasted garlic at all. Insanely creamy and with a rich umami flavor that will instantly upgrade any meal, you can add roasted garlic to almost anything savory &mdash fall soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, and hummus. Or you can simply spread some on toast. After a little less than an hour, it will be soft like butter.

Trust us. You'll know the garlic is ready when your kitchen smells outrageously and maddeningly good, and when you can very easily pierce a clove with a knife. When you reach this point, it's important to let the garlic cool for a bit, then simply use your fingers to squeeze the bottom of the cloves out of the skin. Don't try to scoop them out or you'll risk leaving behind some amazing garlic.

If you're as obsessed with the flavor as we are, it's probably a good idea to roast a few heads and freeze the extras. (Seriously, this is a game changer.) Refrigerated roasted garlic will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Frozen, it'll stay good for a few months. When roasting more than one head of garlic, there's no need to create individual foil packs they can all roast together.

Short on time? Separate the cloves (leaving the skins in tact) and wrap them in foil. You'll cut back on a considerable amount of time and the results will be equally satisfying.


How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic can take a recipe from 0 to 100 real quick. Unlike raw cloves, there's no bite in roasted garlic at all. Insanely creamy and with a rich umami flavor that will instantly upgrade any meal, you can add roasted garlic to almost anything savory &mdash fall soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, and hummus. Or you can simply spread some on toast. After a little less than an hour, it will be soft like butter.

Trust us. You'll know the garlic is ready when your kitchen smells outrageously and maddeningly good, and when you can very easily pierce a clove with a knife. When you reach this point, it's important to let the garlic cool for a bit, then simply use your fingers to squeeze the bottom of the cloves out of the skin. Don't try to scoop them out or you'll risk leaving behind some amazing garlic.

If you're as obsessed with the flavor as we are, it's probably a good idea to roast a few heads and freeze the extras. (Seriously, this is a game changer.) Refrigerated roasted garlic will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Frozen, it'll stay good for a few months. When roasting more than one head of garlic, there's no need to create individual foil packs they can all roast together.

Short on time? Separate the cloves (leaving the skins in tact) and wrap them in foil. You'll cut back on a considerable amount of time and the results will be equally satisfying.


How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic can take a recipe from 0 to 100 real quick. Unlike raw cloves, there's no bite in roasted garlic at all. Insanely creamy and with a rich umami flavor that will instantly upgrade any meal, you can add roasted garlic to almost anything savory &mdash fall soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, and hummus. Or you can simply spread some on toast. After a little less than an hour, it will be soft like butter.

Trust us. You'll know the garlic is ready when your kitchen smells outrageously and maddeningly good, and when you can very easily pierce a clove with a knife. When you reach this point, it's important to let the garlic cool for a bit, then simply use your fingers to squeeze the bottom of the cloves out of the skin. Don't try to scoop them out or you'll risk leaving behind some amazing garlic.

If you're as obsessed with the flavor as we are, it's probably a good idea to roast a few heads and freeze the extras. (Seriously, this is a game changer.) Refrigerated roasted garlic will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Frozen, it'll stay good for a few months. When roasting more than one head of garlic, there's no need to create individual foil packs they can all roast together.

Short on time? Separate the cloves (leaving the skins in tact) and wrap them in foil. You'll cut back on a considerable amount of time and the results will be equally satisfying.


How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic can take a recipe from 0 to 100 real quick. Unlike raw cloves, there's no bite in roasted garlic at all. Insanely creamy and with a rich umami flavor that will instantly upgrade any meal, you can add roasted garlic to almost anything savory &mdash fall soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, and hummus. Or you can simply spread some on toast. After a little less than an hour, it will be soft like butter.

Trust us. You'll know the garlic is ready when your kitchen smells outrageously and maddeningly good, and when you can very easily pierce a clove with a knife. When you reach this point, it's important to let the garlic cool for a bit, then simply use your fingers to squeeze the bottom of the cloves out of the skin. Don't try to scoop them out or you'll risk leaving behind some amazing garlic.

If you're as obsessed with the flavor as we are, it's probably a good idea to roast a few heads and freeze the extras. (Seriously, this is a game changer.) Refrigerated roasted garlic will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Frozen, it'll stay good for a few months. When roasting more than one head of garlic, there's no need to create individual foil packs they can all roast together.

Short on time? Separate the cloves (leaving the skins in tact) and wrap them in foil. You'll cut back on a considerable amount of time and the results will be equally satisfying.


How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic can take a recipe from 0 to 100 real quick. Unlike raw cloves, there's no bite in roasted garlic at all. Insanely creamy and with a rich umami flavor that will instantly upgrade any meal, you can add roasted garlic to almost anything savory &mdash fall soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, and hummus. Or you can simply spread some on toast. After a little less than an hour, it will be soft like butter.

Trust us. You'll know the garlic is ready when your kitchen smells outrageously and maddeningly good, and when you can very easily pierce a clove with a knife. When you reach this point, it's important to let the garlic cool for a bit, then simply use your fingers to squeeze the bottom of the cloves out of the skin. Don't try to scoop them out or you'll risk leaving behind some amazing garlic.

If you're as obsessed with the flavor as we are, it's probably a good idea to roast a few heads and freeze the extras. (Seriously, this is a game changer.) Refrigerated roasted garlic will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Frozen, it'll stay good for a few months. When roasting more than one head of garlic, there's no need to create individual foil packs they can all roast together.

Short on time? Separate the cloves (leaving the skins in tact) and wrap them in foil. You'll cut back on a considerable amount of time and the results will be equally satisfying.


How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic can take a recipe from 0 to 100 real quick. Unlike raw cloves, there's no bite in roasted garlic at all. Insanely creamy and with a rich umami flavor that will instantly upgrade any meal, you can add roasted garlic to almost anything savory &mdash fall soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, and hummus. Or you can simply spread some on toast. After a little less than an hour, it will be soft like butter.

Trust us. You'll know the garlic is ready when your kitchen smells outrageously and maddeningly good, and when you can very easily pierce a clove with a knife. When you reach this point, it's important to let the garlic cool for a bit, then simply use your fingers to squeeze the bottom of the cloves out of the skin. Don't try to scoop them out or you'll risk leaving behind some amazing garlic.

If you're as obsessed with the flavor as we are, it's probably a good idea to roast a few heads and freeze the extras. (Seriously, this is a game changer.) Refrigerated roasted garlic will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Frozen, it'll stay good for a few months. When roasting more than one head of garlic, there's no need to create individual foil packs they can all roast together.

Short on time? Separate the cloves (leaving the skins in tact) and wrap them in foil. You'll cut back on a considerable amount of time and the results will be equally satisfying.


How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic can take a recipe from 0 to 100 real quick. Unlike raw cloves, there's no bite in roasted garlic at all. Insanely creamy and with a rich umami flavor that will instantly upgrade any meal, you can add roasted garlic to almost anything savory &mdash fall soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, and hummus. Or you can simply spread some on toast. After a little less than an hour, it will be soft like butter.

Trust us. You'll know the garlic is ready when your kitchen smells outrageously and maddeningly good, and when you can very easily pierce a clove with a knife. When you reach this point, it's important to let the garlic cool for a bit, then simply use your fingers to squeeze the bottom of the cloves out of the skin. Don't try to scoop them out or you'll risk leaving behind some amazing garlic.

If you're as obsessed with the flavor as we are, it's probably a good idea to roast a few heads and freeze the extras. (Seriously, this is a game changer.) Refrigerated roasted garlic will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Frozen, it'll stay good for a few months. When roasting more than one head of garlic, there's no need to create individual foil packs they can all roast together.

Short on time? Separate the cloves (leaving the skins in tact) and wrap them in foil. You'll cut back on a considerable amount of time and the results will be equally satisfying.


How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic can take a recipe from 0 to 100 real quick. Unlike raw cloves, there's no bite in roasted garlic at all. Insanely creamy and with a rich umami flavor that will instantly upgrade any meal, you can add roasted garlic to almost anything savory &mdash fall soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, and hummus. Or you can simply spread some on toast. After a little less than an hour, it will be soft like butter.

Trust us. You'll know the garlic is ready when your kitchen smells outrageously and maddeningly good, and when you can very easily pierce a clove with a knife. When you reach this point, it's important to let the garlic cool for a bit, then simply use your fingers to squeeze the bottom of the cloves out of the skin. Don't try to scoop them out or you'll risk leaving behind some amazing garlic.

If you're as obsessed with the flavor as we are, it's probably a good idea to roast a few heads and freeze the extras. (Seriously, this is a game changer.) Refrigerated roasted garlic will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Frozen, it'll stay good for a few months. When roasting more than one head of garlic, there's no need to create individual foil packs they can all roast together.

Short on time? Separate the cloves (leaving the skins in tact) and wrap them in foil. You'll cut back on a considerable amount of time and the results will be equally satisfying.


How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic can take a recipe from 0 to 100 real quick. Unlike raw cloves, there's no bite in roasted garlic at all. Insanely creamy and with a rich umami flavor that will instantly upgrade any meal, you can add roasted garlic to almost anything savory &mdash fall soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, and hummus. Or you can simply spread some on toast. After a little less than an hour, it will be soft like butter.

Trust us. You'll know the garlic is ready when your kitchen smells outrageously and maddeningly good, and when you can very easily pierce a clove with a knife. When you reach this point, it's important to let the garlic cool for a bit, then simply use your fingers to squeeze the bottom of the cloves out of the skin. Don't try to scoop them out or you'll risk leaving behind some amazing garlic.

If you're as obsessed with the flavor as we are, it's probably a good idea to roast a few heads and freeze the extras. (Seriously, this is a game changer.) Refrigerated roasted garlic will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Frozen, it'll stay good for a few months. When roasting more than one head of garlic, there's no need to create individual foil packs they can all roast together.

Short on time? Separate the cloves (leaving the skins in tact) and wrap them in foil. You'll cut back on a considerable amount of time and the results will be equally satisfying.