What To Do With Roasted Garlic (35 Amazing Ideas)

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Every day we learn more about the culinary world – new ways to upgrade our dishes and enjoy every moment in between.

Today is about roasted garlic. Seeing a roasted garlic clove for the first might have you guessing what to do with it.

And if you’re still scratching your chin about what to do with roasted garlic, the answer is A LOT –from making terrific garlic bread, mixing it into mac and cheese, hummus, dips, mezze platters to making spread, salad dressings, and many more.

Below, you will find 35 delicious recipes with which you can pair your garlic and roast them yourself.

What To Do With Roasted Garlic: 35 Garlic-Inspired Recipes

Not everyone appreciates garlic’s distinctive smell.

Guess what?

You’re going to love it when roasted because roasting fresh garlic helps tame the sharp bite, pungent smell, and burning sensation –making it soft and spreadable, sweet and buttery, with deep, complex flavors.

It sounds 2X tempting now.

Garlic also offers numerous health benefits.

For instance, raw garlic is a natural blood thinner.

Meanwhile, roasted garlic helps lower and improve it since most of the compounds that cause it has been smoked away.

See Also: Garlic Powder Vs Minced Garlic

So without any further ado, you can amp the listed recipes with your roasted garlic.

  • Veggies: roasted Brussels sprouts train with chopped, sauteed garlic cloves
  • Ketchup slathering it onto fries, burgers, or hot dogs
  • French Fries with Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Serve as a base for pizza
  • Combine with mayonnaise or mustard as a spread for a burger and delicious sandwich
  • Add it to soups to get a subtle garlic flavor
  • Roasted garlic with some cook carrots
  • Combined with hamburger meat for a grill
  • Sprinkle some on steak for more flavors
  • Merged with softened butter for grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Mix It into Some Hummus and finish with a cracker, vegetable sticks, or pita
  • Roasted Garlic Aioli then spread on chicken wings, roast chicken, or grilled veggies
  • Mushroom pizza with roasted garlic, plus mint
  • Roasted garlic with lemon soup
  • Vegan roasted garlic and lemon soup
  • Roasted Garlic Bread
  • Creamed Yuca (Cassava) + Roasted Garlic
  • Rub on chicken before baking
  • Add to gravy for a more exciting flavor
  • Mix with mayo, then make a roasted garlic potato salad
  • Add it to your salad dressing
  • Perfect for a Mexican dish
  • Roasted garlic in greek yogurt or sour cream or for an easy healthy, and satisfying dip
  • Roasted garlic pesto
  • Rub on corn
  • Ideal for mac and cheese
  • Make a guacamole recipe with it
  • Mix with quality olive oil for dipping bread
  • Perfect for adding to a savory jam or in your favorite salsa

How To Make Roasted Garlic – In 4 Simple Steps

Now you know what you can do with roasted garlic if you have one. Let’s show you how you can make it step by step.

Step 1

Place the number of cloves you want on an aluminum foil.

Expose each head of the garlic by cutting off about 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) of clove in unison. Then drizzle some virgin olive oil atop and sprinkle some salt and dried pepper to make it tasty.

Secondly, you want to position the rack in the middle and preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC).

Step 2

Wrap the clove in the aluminum foil.

Put in the oven and roast for about 45 to 60 minutes. After 45 minutes, check for doneness. If it is ready, each clove will be completely soft.

Once soft, let it be baked so you get that deep golden brown color and caramelized flavor.

Monitor it every 10 minutes to avoid a story that touches the heart.

Your clove should be ready in 60 minutes –depending on the garlic’s age, size, and variety.

Step 3

Bring it out and allow the garlic to cool a bit.

Remove the garlic from their skins by using your fingers or a fork to squeeze or pull it. Then transfer it to a small glass jar.

You can cover the garlic with some extra virgin olive oil for storage before preserving it in the fridge.

If done the right way, it can last up to two weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Will Roasted Garlic Last In The Fridge?

Roughly two weeks – give or take. But if it were to be in the freezer, the integrity would still be intact for up to a month.  However, to make any of these shelves lives possible, you will have to store the garlic in an airtight container. Some people love peeling off the skins before storage –either way will work. 

Can You Eat Roasted Garlic By Itself?

If raw garlic can be eaten alone, why not? You can eat roasted garlic on its own, used as a healthy and flavor-packed spread with only three main ingredients (Salt, Olive oil, Fresh thyme) on crackers and pieces of bread. Better still, you can add it to baked dishes, soups, stir-fries, and any above recipes.  

Does Roasting Garlic Destroy Nutrients?

Sadly, yes.  While it is praised for its complex flavors and mellow smell, there is an untold part. Roasting fresh garlic diminishes its nutritional value significantly. The vitamins B and C are water-soluble, so sucking the garlic dry robs you of them and extra heat during the meal’s preparation. 

Does Roasted Garlic Make You Smell?

Partially it does. But not as intense as the raw version.  All garlic contains Sulfur compounds, which is the origin of its distinctive flavor. When chewing, cutting, or mashing, you can perceive these distinctive gasses when slicing an onion. But this only lingers for as long as it can, not forever. 


Don’t worry if you love eating roasted garlic alone and are petrified of its smell.

You can neutralize it immediately by using chlorine dioxide mouthwash, essential oils with alcohol-based mouthwashes, or simply chewing spearmint gum. The vegetable is a much-loved seasoning, as it bumps extra juice and flavors into your meal.

And now you know what to do with roasted garlic. It is best if you eat it moderately. Excessive intake may result in heartburn and digestive issues.

So don’t get carried away. 


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