Roasted Garlic Cloves

How to Roast Garlic Cloves and Freeze Them

Roasted garlic has a sweet, mellow flavor that will liven up any dish. Prepare several heads of garlic and freeze the extra cloves. It’s an easy way to add healthy flavor to a recipe.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 estimated
Calories 11kcal
Author Marjory Pilley


  • 1 Garlic Head
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut about 1/2 inch off the top of a head of garlic so that the tips of the cloves are nipped off and exposed.
  • Peel off any loose papery skin.
  • Place the head of garlic on a piece of aluminum foil and drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil on top and sprinkle with salt.
  • Fold up the sides of the aluminum foil into a packet.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes or until the cloves are fork tender.
  • Allow the head of garlic to cool about 10 minutes before working with it.
  • Grab the head of garlic by the closed bottom and squeeze out the cloves. Use a fork to tease out any that don’t fall out easily.
  • Enjoy the cloves whole or mash with a fork.
  • To freeze, spread whole cloves on a baking sheet in the freezer until the cloves are firm and then transfer to an air tight container. Or, mash garlic and freeze small portions in an ice cube tray.



Prepare and cook several heads of garlic at one time. Spread on bread, add to pizza or pasta or check out the other ideas in the post.


Calories: 11kcal | Potassium: 12mg | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg