Whether you’ll use it to transform a recipe into something even more special or serve it as a simple appetizer, Air Fryer Roasted Garlic is the recipe to keep. Roasted Garlic in the air fryer is faster and more efficient than the oven, and results in fragrant, beautifully sweet caramelized garlic goodness.
Why I love Roasted Garlic in the Air Fryer:
Well—I love garlic in every way, shape and form.
Some say roasted garlic is easier to digest, as well as helps overall gut health and other things, but how about it’s just supremely delicious??
That’s my reason to eat it, anyway. Plus, Roasted Garlic in the air fryer is such an easy thing to make that there’s no reason NOT to do it—just drizzle, wrap and air fry!
I love this recipe because using the air fryer is way more efficient and faster than using a conventional oven because the oven is so much bigger and takes longer heat up. Also, considering that I live in Texas, not heating up the whole house with the oven on is plenty reason to go the air fryer route anyway.
You can use roasted garlic to simply spread on bread as a quick appetizer or snack option, you can add it to an appetizer board alongside cheeses and veggies, or you can use it to add delicious, sweet garlic notes to other recipes as well, like mashed potatoes, compound butters, blended soups and so much more. Have fun!
I hope you like this recipe as much as I do!
- Whole heads of garlic
- Olive oil—to drizzle on top of the garlic. Use your favorite brand because it adds to the overall flavor!
- Salt and Pepper—and herbs and spices if you’d like to add extra oompf.
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How to make Air Fryer Roasted Garlic
Just peel the excess paper from the garlic bulbs, then, slice the top of the garlic head—just enough to expose the garlic and get the oil and seasonings into direct contact with the garlic itself.
This will also help us get the cloves out when they’re finished roasting.
Then, just place the garlic on top of a piece of aluminum foil, and drizzle with your favorite olive oil. A seasoned olive oil, if you have any on hand, is a great choice here!!
Season with a pinch of salt, too, and crack some black pepper over the garlic heads.
Grab a couple of pieces of aluminum foil and fold over the garlic, turning it into a foil pouch.
Then, add the little garlic pouches to your air fryer, and air fry for 30-35 minutes depending on your air fryer.
Once done, let the hot pouches cool for a few minutes until you can safely open them to remove the garlic.
Then, remove the roasted garlic cloves—you can do this by squeezing them out, or if you want to keep your cloves more whole, just use a fork to prick them out one by one.
I keep them in a small container submerged with good olive oil and add it to appetizer spreads, or keep it in my fridge for when I need to use it in recipes.
Roasted Garlic Uses:
Use your roasted garlic to make delicious compound butters, add to mashed potatoes, use it to top pizzas, making a sandwich spread with some mayo, to make a dip, etc. The list goes on and on…
You can also use your roasted garlic as an appetizer. Just scoop the cloves out, and spread them on some fresh crusty bread for an amazing, flavorful bite.
You can also add some olive oil, and smash them to dip bread and crackers, too.
This is a great addition to a simple appetizer or cheese board!
How to store roasted garlic
Store in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Freeze for up to a month. I like to put mine in an ice cube tray and cover the garlic cloves with a little olive oil. Freeze them solid before transferring to a freezer-safe storage baggie.
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Air Fryer Roasted Garlic
- Garlic bulbs (whole)
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
- Remove the excess paper/skin from the garlic bulbs using your hands.
- Then, slice the top of the garlic head—just enough to expose the garlic and get the oil and seasonings into direct contact with the garlic. This will also help us get the cloves out when they're finished roasting.
- Set out a few strips of aluminum foil—one for each garlic bulb. Place a bulb into each strip.
- Drizzle with olive oil. Add a pinch of salt, too, and crack some black pepper over the garlic.
- Fold the foil over the garlic, and turn it into a foil pouch before placing in the air fryer.
- Air fry for 30-35 minutes.
- Once done, safely open the foil pouches. Give them a little time to cool off because they're HOT.
- Remove the garlic from the pouches.
- To remove the roasted garlic cloves, you can squeeze them out, which is very satisfying… or if you want to keep your cloves whole, just use a fork to prick them out one by one.
- Use in a variety of ways, including smearing onto toasted bread, adding to various recipes and more!
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