How to Make Baked Garlic

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Baked garlic is an easy addition to appetizers or a picnic dinner. Garlic has many healthy properties and some say that increasing your garlic intake can help prevent cancer. Baked garlic is a delicious spread with cheese and crusty bread.

Things You'll Need

  • Whole heads of garlic
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Oven
  • Tin foil
  • Sharp Knife
  • Place several heads of garlic on a cutting board and slice off the tops leaving just the tops of the cloves exposed.

  • Baste the tops of the garlic heads with olive oil, lightly. Sprinkle with salt.

  • Place the garlic heads on a sheet of tin foil as some of the garlic may overflow during baking.

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

  • Place the pan with the garlic in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until soft and the tops are brown. Do not over bake. Check every 10 minutes to ensure that the garlic isn't too brown.

  • Serve with Brie or Camembert cheese, apple or pear slices and rustic bread or baguette.

Tips & Warnings

  • Elephant garlic is more mild and larger. It takes a longer cooking time.

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