I absolutely love roasted garlic. I mean I really, really LOVE me some roasted garlic! I could just roll around it but I’m not sure if Mr. wonderful would appreciate it 😉

Roasted garlic is a staple in my kitchen. I keep a quart jar of the golden goodness in my refrigerator for things like, garlic cheese mashed potatoes, garlic grits, garlic spread for bread, Alfredo sauce, hummus, Marinara sauce…and the list goes on for miles…

Here’s how I make ROASTED GARLIC

1 large head of garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil

Take a head of garlic, and with a sharp knife cut off the pointy end revealing some of the yummy garlic inside. wpid-20150128_164937.jpg

Place the garlic on a piece of aluminum foil (with the cut side facing up) and drizzle it with olive oil, allowing it seep down into the garlic. wpid-20150128_164953.jpg

Gather the foil together at the top and squeeze tightly to seal. wpid-20150128_164457.jpg

Place on a pan and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes.

After it has had a chance to cool, open the foil and allow its intoxicating aroma to sweep you off your feet. wpid-20150128_173323.jpg

Ok, now snap out of your trance and give the garlic a squeeze. It’s kinda messy and yucky but oh so worth it! Mash the soft buttery cloves with a fork and add to your favorite recipe. Enjoy!