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Instant Pot Roasted Garlic is a fast way to create creamy and flavorful roasted garlic for soups, spreads, and other dishes. You’ll love the mild flavor that roasted garlic brings to so many recipes.

Instant Pot roasted garlic on a blue plate with a dish of salt

Roasted garlic lends an amazing flavor to recipes, but sometimes you don’t want to use your oven or wait 35+ minutes for it to bake. That’s where your handy pressure cooker comes into play. Roasted garlic in the Instant Pot is a true timesaver.

In addition to the cooking methods listed in the recipe card below, you might also be interested in Air Fryer Roasted Garlic. And if you love onions (who doesn’t?), check out Pressure Cooker Caramelized Onions.

heads of garlic in an Instant Pot

What to Do With Roasted Garlic

How to Store Roasted Garlic

  • The finished garlic will last for a week in the fridge. 
  • Remove cloves and place them in an air-tight container with a lid. Drizzle olive oil over the cloves to keep them from drying out.
  • To freeze roasted garlic: freeze whole cloves in ice cube trays or small canning jars. Drizzle olive oil to cover the cloves. 

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heads of garlic in a small baking dish

Instant Pot Roasted Garlic WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving has 0 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

5 from 3 ratings

Instant Pot Roasted Garlic

Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Pressurizing/depressurizing time: 10 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
Instant Pot roasted garlic on a blue plate with a dish of salt
You'll love the mild flavor that roasted garlic brings to so many recipes.



Instant Pot Instructions

  • Place the wire trivet in the Instant Pot and add water.
  • Using a sharp knife, remove the top section of the head of garlic, exposing the individual cloves.
  • Placed heads of garlic on the trivet.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the vent to sealing. Press Manual>High>8 minutes.
  • Allow for a natural release for 7 minutes and then perform a quick release to remove additional pressure.
  • If you want to caramelize the garlic, carefully remove the garlic from the Instant Pot with tongs and place on a heat-proof baking dish.
  • Drizzle each head with 1/2 tsp of olive oil and place under the broiler set to high for 3-5 minutes. Check often!
  • Allow garlic to cool before handling.


Oven Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking dish with a small piece of foil.
  2. Using a sharp knife, remove the top section of the head of garlic and place it on a piece of foil.
  3. Drizzle each head with about 1/2 tsp of olive oil. Wrap the foil up and around the garlic to create a small pouch.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes or until the individual cloves are soft and caramelized.
  5. Allow to cool before handling.


Calories: 78kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
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  1. So easy! I really appreciate this because I wanted to make a roasted garlic sauerkraut and you can’t use oil in a ferment. About to jar it all up now.5 stars

  2. Hello, yes to our little miss pygme goat sprinkles. If u get the chance to fulfil that dream I will invite you over to cuddle her.
    By reading your post you made me smile and giggle, you seem delightful. I just found your blog and will be exploring and will deff try this recipet. Have you ever tried cooking several bulbs at a time…like 6 or more? Can it be frozen after use or better not?
    Also I need to pick your brain about micro-gardening. I will see if you have posts on the subject.
    Thanks for your words.

    1. OMG, let’s be best friends!!! So jealous of your goat.

      I have cooked a bunch at once and it works great. I’ve never frozen it but I feel like it would be ok.

      Let me know what kind of micro-gardening you’re interested in. We’ve done most of it!

    2. Hi Sarah,

      I’m new to the pressure cooker world and look forward to trying your recipes!

      Question – have you tried freezing the leftover roasted garlic? If so, how and how long did it last?

      Thank you!

  3. I just came across this post on pinterest and I love it! My question is since I don’t have an instapot but I do have a slow cooker/crock pot is there a way for me to alter this recipe using that?

    1. Hi Taigan, welcome! I have never made roasted garlic in the slow cooker before, but I have included instructions on how to make it in the oven or even a toaster oven.

      I’ll have to look into a slow cooker method. You have intrigued me!

  4. I can’t wait to try this. We have been experimenting with the instapot.  We love garlic in our family. My brother use to joke that we eat it in everything except cereal. Lol. And he is kinda right.  I also agree it seems to help us not get as sick.  Thanks for the recipe 5 stars

    1. I think your family and I would get along very well. There are no vampires in our future, right Jennifer?

      There used to be a restaurant in Tacoma, WA that served flatbread with roasted garlic and cambozola cheese together. Goodness, my friend, it is like pure crack.