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How To Make Homemade Roasted Garlic Butter

Have you ever attempted to make homemade roasted garlic butter? Sometimes it’s the simple things that makes us the happiest. Homemade roasted garlic butter is high on my makes-me-crazy-happy list.

Creamy, buttery, garlicy – did I mention buttery? And garlicy?

How To Make Homemade Roasted Garlic Butter

This is the stuff, my babies. The stuff of long mmmmms and satisfied eye-rolling delight.

To the recipe!

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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Monday 7th of August 2017

How long will it last in the fridge?

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 8th of August 2017

I've had it good for at least a few weeks.

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