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The other day I went to Macaroni Grill because I was dying for their create your own pasta dish with the Roasted Garlic and Parmesan sauce. If you haven’t tried it yet, it is absolutely divine! Into my pasta I also asked them to throw in some extra roasted garlic cloves. Yes, I remembered to bring my breath mints that afternoon! Anyhow, I came home and decided that roasted garlic should be put into just about everything and decided to figure out exactly how to make it at home. Garlic has so many health benefits, too. It is a natural antibiotic, has strong antioxidant properties and it may help keep your cholesterol in check, too. Here is a very simple method of roasting garlic…do it in bulk and add to pasta sauces, spread on slices of crusty bread or add to your favorite chicken recipe before baking!
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.
9 thoughts on “4 Simple Steps to Garlicky Goodness!”
I am obsessed with garlic but it has never occurred to me to roast the cloves and eat them straight! This would be divine in pasta.
I love recipes with garlic. I’ve never eaten the roasted garlic straight but I do use it in recipes.
Wonderful idea roasted easy too thanks for sharing i love garlic,garlic powder,garlic salt
Wow..this is cool. I never thought of eating it like that! And had no idea how to prepare it either. THANKS!
I have never cooked with actual garlic before…I may just try this and see how it goes!
Thanks for sharing!
-Jennifer, Jennifer’s Deals
My aunt used to throw two whole pods of garlic into her spaghetti sauce. Once it was cooked we enjoyed the cooked garlic straight along with the spaghetti and meatballs. I love roasted garlic but never thought to roast them in muffin tins. I also hear garlic can be roasted and frozen which would make easy to use in cooking other dishes. That would be good when garlic is on sale. They could be frozen on a baking sheet and then placed in plastic bags. That way they would stay separate. Thanks for making me think outside the box.
glad to help! I love roasted garlic since it has such a mellow flavor once it is done!
Oh, one other question. Why do most people cut the top off of the garlic? I always cooked mine whole without removing the top quarter of the garlic pod. They cook just fine uncut. I always saw that as a waste of good garlic. Does anyone know why the tops are cut off? Maybe I’m missing something.
I don’t know why anyone would need to do that either! I just peel and mince!