How To Roast Garlic Without Foil

Learning How to Roast Garlic Without Foil is an easy way to add bold, delicious flavor to your favorite savory dishes—salad dressings, pasta dishes and more!

Ingredients for  Roasting Garlic Without Foil

- Whole Heads of Garlic (or individual garlic cloves)  - Olive oil  - Kosher salt

Slice the garlic head


Cut off the top ¼-inch of the garlic bulb using a sharp knife. You may discard the slice or save it for making chicken stock later.

Drizzle with olive oil

Place the whole head of garlic on a small piece of parchment paper. Drizzle the exposed garlic bulb with 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil, depending on the bulb’s size.


Wrap the garlic

Wrap the whole bulb of garlic with the parchment. If you have it, you can tie it with kitchen twine.


Cover with aluminum foil

If you do not have kitchen twine, wrap it again with a sheet of aluminum foil to hold it together (or to trap steam inside).



Transfer the wrapped garlic to a baking sheet, and place it in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Check for doneness by carefully removing the parchment paper and roast a few minutes more if necessary.



With the roasted garlic cooled to a manageable temperature, you can use your hands to squeeze the garlic from the whole head.


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