If you’ve ever wondered how to roast garlic cloves after purchasing a giant bag of them from Costco or Sams, then we’ve got you covered! This is the easiest way to make delicious roasted peeled garlic in a large batch.
You’re probably wondering why this is the third roasted garlic post on my blog. Well, because I LOVE ROASTED GARLIC!!! Seriously, it’s just awesome stuff. And each method I’ve shown you is just a teensy bit different. This one addresses batch roasting and freezing. It’s my personal favorite (and most frequent) way of doing things.
I buy pre-peeled garlic cloves by the three pound bag from Costco. Which is fantastically amazing, but also a little bit befuddling because… what do you do with three pounds of garlic that will be expired in a month? Even I don’t use that much garlic! Well, you roast it and freeze it!
I know there are some people who say you can’t or shouldn’t roast peeled garlic, but NAY! They are WRONG! Roasting peeled garlic is AWESOME!
How to Roast Garlic Cloves
Large Batch Roasted Garlic Ingredients
- Garlic cloves, peeled
- Olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
How do you roast a large amount of garlic at once?
⭐ First, in a large bowl, toss garlic with a generous amount of olive oil – enough to coat each clove.
⭐ Next, spread garlic cloves onto a foil lined baking sheet (I use the bottom of my broiling pan), then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Be sure to use a baking sheet that allows to the garlic cloves to be mostly single layer, but also fit snugly together.
⭐ Then, cover the baking sheet with foil, making sure you have a good seal over top and around the edges. Feel free to use multiple layers of foil if necessary to get a good seal. Roast until tender and browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
⭐ Finally, store in a freezer bag laid flat on your freezer shelf.
How to Store Roasted Garlic
Yes, you can freeze roasted garlic! We store our baked garlic cloves in the freezer. The best method is to place the cloves in a freezer bag and then spread them out flat. Freeze the bag flat so when you’re ready to use some of the cloves, you can easily break off a portion.
Alternatively, you could freeze cloves in an ice cube tray and then pop the cubes into a freezer bag when they are solid. When you’re ready to use, just grab a cube and go!
Now that you know how to roast peeled garlic, here are a few delicious recipes to enjoy it with!
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How to Batch Roast Garlic Cloves
How to Batch Roast and Freeze Garlic
- Garlic cloves peeled
- Olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
- In a large bowl, toss garlic with a generous amount of olive oil - enough to coat each clove.
- Spread garlic cloves onto a foil lined baking sheet (I use the bottom of my broiling pan), then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Be sure to use a baking sheet that allows to the garlic cloves to be mostly single layer, but also fit snugly together.
- Cover the baking sheet with foil, making sure you have a good seal over top and around the edges. Feel free to use multiple layers of foil if necessary to get a good seal.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool (without removing foil) for about 15 minutes.
- Remove foil and allow to cool to room temperature before placing in a freezer bag and freezing flat. (Make sure to taste test some on a toasted baguette first though!)
- When you're ready to use, just break off as much as you want to thaw, then return the rest to the freezer!
I didn't know we could freeze roasted garlic.. I threw out my unused roasted garlic the other day! Well, now I know. Does it taste the same when thawed? Or do you need to warm it up (microwave?) before say, spreading it on bread?
If I could eat the picture, I totally would! I also love roasted garlic and wanted a recipe for peeled garlic. Especially after roasting and peeling 100 heads… lol. Thanks for sharing your technique. Now I am off to eat roasted garlic and artichoke pizza! Yummy!
I do something quite similar, but when I roast my garlic I put it in a deeper dish, and totally cover the cloves in a good extra virgin olive oil. Roast, let cool, strain the oil into a mason jar. If you love roasted garlic, you will LOVE having homemade roasted garlic olive oil!!
At 425 mine burnt on the bottom after 30 min
Did you have them on the middle rack or lower rack? It’s possible your oven runs a little hotter. I’ve never had mine burn, I’m sorry this happened to you!
After roasting can you put them in a mason jar and keep in the refrigerator. Then microwave some as needed. How long can you freeze the garlic?
This is INGENIOUS! I was so tempted to buy that huge bag of garlic but didn’t know what I would do with all of it before it spoiled. You’re a lifesaver!