Make-Ahead Freezer Roasted Garlic

Using your own roasted garlic makes any savory dish taste better. Take the time to make a big batch, then keep it stored in the freezer until you need it!

Makes: 2Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 2


  • 15 whole garlic bulbs
  • 1⁄3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • nonstick cooking spray


  • Cut the top (the pointed part) off each garlic bulb and pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil on each. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange garlic on a baking sheet and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour until garlic is soft and turning golden brown.
  • Carefully unwrap the foil and squeeze the garlic cloves from the skin. Mash the garlic cloves with a fork to form a smooth paste. Divide and freeze in ice cube trays sprayed with cooking spray. Once frozen, transfer garlic to a freezer bag.
  • Frozen roasted garlic can be added to a dish frozen, or defrosted first in the refrigerator.