How to Roast Garlic and Onions


Garlic and onions are staples in the culinary world. They are used to flavor anything from sauces to soups to salads. Roasted garlic and onions can be used to add distinct flavors to foods. Often these items are called for in a recipe preroasted. When roasting garlic and onions it is important to use a good olive oil (preferably extra virgin olive oil) and follow instructions carefully for the best-tasting results. Use as many garlic cloves and onions as you need in order to fill your recipe's requirements.

Things You'll Need

  • Garlic cloves
  • Onion, whole
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Roasting pan
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Timer
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Separate and peel garlic cloves. Place in a roasting pan. Remove peel from the onion. Quarter the onion with a knife and place in the roasting pan.

  • Lightly coat the garlic and onions in olive oil. Toss the garlic and onions in the pan to coat fully with the olive oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper or leave plain.

  • Place roasting pan in the oven uncovered and roast, approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until the onions are clear and the edges are brown. Ensure the garlic has turned golden brown.

  • Remove roasting pan from the oven and allow roasted items to cool before use in other applications.

  • Place garlic and onions directly into a stock if using for a soup. Use roasted garlic and onions in pasta sauce, soups, jam or serve as a side dish for meats.

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