Homemade Roasted Garlic Butter

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Sometimes it’s the simple things that makes us the happiest. Homemade roasted garlic butter is high on my makes-me-crazy-happy list. (Sure sure, some of that crazy was there prior to the butter)

Easy Homemade Roasted Garlic

You know I love a simple recipe. This one is muy simple. OMT! likey!

Homemade Roasted Garlic Butter


4 heads (not cloves) of garlic

1 cup softened unsalted butter

Easy Homemade Roasted Garlic


1) Cut tops of garlic heads off. Place on foil. Wrap tightly.

Easy Homemade Roasted Garlic

(As you can see from this pic, mah garlic was gonna sprout soon.  Still usable and delish! No waste here.)

2) Place in oven (or toaster oven, as I did) at 350° for about 45 minutes.

Easy Homemade Roasted Garlic

3) When the garlic cloves are squishy soft (poke with knife to test), take out of oven and unwrap to cool completely.

Easy Homemade Roasted Garlic

4) When cooled, squeeze garlic into a bowl with softened butter.

Easy Homemade Roasted Garlic

5) Mix together, breaking up the larger garlic pieces.

Easy Homemade Roasted Garlic

6) Optional: add a tsp of kosher or pink salt.

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Place in an airtight container (I use either these smaller, easy to use, mason jars or the container shown in pic below.) and store in the fridge.

Easy Homemade Roasted Garlic

NOTE: The butter will continue to deepen in flavor as it sits in fridge, so if you are planning to use it for a special meal, make it a week in advance for a full-on flavor explosion.

SECONDARY NOTE: There are lots of recipes for garlic butter that don’t include roasting the garlic. I have made those as well, but this version is my favorite. It produces a complex flavor that raw garlic can’t touch.

Now, pass the bread and let’s do this thang!

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  1. Maria S. Strickland says

    I am definitely going to try!

  2. I’m feeling so hungry now reading your posts – garlic mayo and mayo chocolate cake! – Chris 😀

  3. I am going to make this also. I love flavored butters and especially garlic butter. Sometimes, what I buy at the store is too artificial tasting.

  4. Jack Tucker says

    Do you have to peel the garlic after it’s cooked? Or does it come out easily when you squeeze it after cooking?

    Thanks. This looks awesome I must try!

  5. halfa1000miles says

    This looks fantastic! I picture a big dollop of this on top of a steak 🙂 #waywow

  6. Roasted garlic is my favorite -I need to try this ASAP!

  7. Oh I;m thinking this is in my Future!! I love garlic butter and it fits so nicely in my eating plan!! Thanks for sharing over at #WayWow

  8. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says

    I love the flavor of roasted garlic, raw is good, roasted is out of this world! My sister and her husband roast garlic and eat it just like this. But this butter looks so delish! Great on so many things. Roasted veggies, meat on the grill, fish, potatoes. The list is endless. And like you said, easy! I love easy! LOL


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