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Roasted Garlic Hummus | The Chunky Chef | Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor. Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!
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5 from 13 votes

Roasted Garlic

Easily transform raw pungent garlic into decadent, creamy garlic with a deep roasted caramelized flavor. Perfect in so many dishes!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time42 mins


  • 1 head of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Herbs de Provence optional


  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees and place a rack in the middle position.
  • Peel the loose paper off the garlic, leaving the tight paper skins intact. Keep the whole head together, don't separate any of the cloves.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice off the top 1/2" of the whole head of garlic, exposing the tops of the cloves.
  • Place garlic on a sheet of foil and drizzle the exposed cloves liberally with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs de provence if desired.
  • Wrap the foil up around the garlic, place in baking dish and roast in the oven for 40-50 minutes.
  • Of course, exact roasting time will depend on the age, and size of your garlic.
  • To remove garlic from the paper cloves, just squeeze on the root end and the soft garlic will slide right out.
  • To store, place garlic cloves in an airtight container and keep refrigerated. Cover with olive oil if desired.


** Most garlic will be fully roasted between 40-50 minutes, but you can continue roasting for a deeper caramelized flavor if you want. Just be sure to keep checking the garlic every 10 minutes or so to make sure they're not burning.
** Easily adapt to roast as many heads of garlic as you need.