Naturally Sweet - Simple Oven Roasted Garlic

This simple recipe for naturally sweet roasted garlic is a great way to enjoy the taste of garlic without the harsh “bite” that comes with raw garlic. You’ll love the nutty, sweet flavor after roasted this way. Enjoy!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Savory
Cuisine American, French, Italian
Keyword garlic clove, how to roast garlic, oven roasted garlic, roasted garlic
Cook Time 40 minutes
Author Pam


  • 1 cup raw peeled garlic cloves
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp coarse sea or kosher salt
  • black or medley cracked pepper


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil, silpat, or parchment paper. Set aside.

    2.Place garlic in a medium mixing bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the garlic. Gently toss around with your fingers or large spoon.

    3.Spread single layer onto prepared cookie sheet.

    4.Sprinkle salt and pepper over all the garlic.

    5.Roast in oven about 40 minutes. Check after 20 minutes and rotate the pan as well as move to another rack in the oven.

    6.The roasted garlic should still hold their shape but be fork tender and golden brown. If they still need some more time in the oven, place back in for another 5 to 10 minutes and check again.

    7.Eat right away or let cool down. Can be stored in fridge up to 5 days. Enjoy!