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Air Fryer Roasted Garlic Recipe

Air Fryer Roasted Garlic is so simple to make and even better, cooking it won’t heat up your house! Packed with flavor, roasted garlic cloves add a delicious and mellow garlic flavor to so many dishes. You’ll love how quickly this roasted garlic recipe comes together!

two heads of roasted garlic with fresh herbs on a marble surface

Roasted garlic is one of those little cooking techniques that can make you feel like a total kitchen pro. Unlike raw garlic, roasted garlic is milder, with a deeper almost sweet flavor.

Just like these Crispy Fried Onions, roasted garlic elevates any recipe you pair with it.

If raw garlic has you running for the hills, roasted garlic cloves might just be the solution you’ve been searching for.

Using an air fryer for roasting garlic means you can roast as little or as much as you’d like, all without needing to use your oven. We love our air fryer (we have this Power XL model) for its efficiency and for the fact that it doesn’t heat up our kitchen.

If you don’t have an air fryer, this post on Instant Pot Roasted Garlic has pressure cooking and conventional oven instructions. You’ve got options and are out of excuses – roasted garlic is happening in your house! 🙂

We love garlic so much that we dedicate an entire raised bed in our garden to growing it each year. If you have some garden space of your own, check out this post on How to Plant Garlic. It’s a step by step process to help you plant this super easy crop.

Air Fryer Roasted Garlic Ingredients

We’re rocking just two simple ingredients for this recipe:

  • Fresh heads of garlic
  • Olive oil

Can Aluminium Foil Be Used in an Air Fryer

Yes. I don’t normally use foil in my air fryer because it can impact the flow of air for crisping items, but this air fryer roasted garlic doesn’t need to be crisped.

In this case, we’re simply using the air fryer like a mini oven to roast and soften the heads of garlic.

RECIPES FOR USING Air Fryer ROASTED GARLIC

How to Make Air Fryer Roasted Garlic

*You’ll find a detailed and printable version of this recipe at the bottom of the post.

Start by cutting the tops off of your garlic heads, exposing the individual cloves. 

Place the bulbs in the middle of a piece of foil and drizzle olive oil over the tops of the garlic bulbs. Pro tip: the amount of olive oil needed will depend on the size of garlic heads you are using. On average, you’ll want at least 1/4-1/2 tsp per head.

Tightly wrap up the garlic in the foil and place in the basket of your air fryer. For average to large heads, cook for 27 minutes at 400 degrees. For smaller heads of garlic, check for “doneness” at 22 minutes.

If you want to be extra (always be extra), carefully remove the foil from around the garlic and bake with the heads exposed for two minutes at 400 degrees. This adds a nicely browned look to the top of the bulbs.

HOW TO STORE Air Fryer ROASTED GARLIC

Having some roasted garlic ready to go can help streamline your easy healthy meal prep and fast weeknight meals.

  1. Allow the garlic to fully cool before handling! Nobody wants hands that smell like garlic and roasted fingers.
  2. Squeeze the cloves into a container with a lid like a mason jar.
  3. Cover with olive oil and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
  4. To freeze roasted garlic: gently mash the cloves and add to sections of an ice cube tray. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top and freeze. Remove and store in freezer storage (we love these reusable silicone storage bags).

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Air Fryer ROASTED GARLIC WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving of Air Fryer Roasted Garlic has 0 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

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two heads of roasted garlic with fresh herbs on a marble surface
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Air Fryer Roasted Garlic Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
29 mins
Total Time
34 mins
 

Air Fryer Roasted Garlic is simple to make and cooking it won't heat up your house! Roasted garlic cloves add a delicious and mellow garlic flavor to foods.

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Roasted Garlic, How to roast garlic in an air fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 31 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut the tops off of the garlic heads, exposing the individual cloves. 

  2. Place the bulbs in the middle of a piece of foil and drizzle olive oil over the tops of the garlic bulbs. Pro tip: the amount of olive oil needed will depend on the size of garlic heads you are using. On average, you'll want at least 1/4-1/2 tsp per head.

  3. Tightly wrap up the garlic in the foil and place in the basket of your air fryer.

  4. Bake for 27 minutes at 400 degrees F.

  5. Optional: carefully remove the foil from around the garlic and bake with the heads exposed for two minutes at 400 degrees. This gently browns the top of the bulbs.

Recipe Notes

The garlic is fully roasted when you can easily pierce the largest clove with the tip of a sharp knife.

 

For average to large heads, cook for 27 minutes at 400 degrees. For smaller heads of garlic, check for "doneness" at 22 minutes.

 

To store: squeeze the cloves into a container with a lid like a mason jar. Cover with olive oil and refrigerate for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Roasted Garlic Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.5 head of garlic)
Calories 31 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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