If you love the sweet creamy flavor of Roasted Garlic, you'll love learning how to roast garlic in your air fryer for an easier alternative!Jump to Recipe
There's a pizza place where I live called Dewey's, and they have this pizza that's made with a white sauce and topped with artichoke hearts and roasted garlic. I basically sweat garlic for two days after eating it, but that's okay because I'm already married and my husband is legally required to love me even if I smell like roasted garlic.
I wanted to make this recipe myself and using the air fryer to roast the garlic makes thing SO MUCH easier!
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Reasons To Make This Recipe
- Roasted garlic is fast and easy in the air fryer!
- Garlic keeps for several months once roasted.
- It's super adaptable for so many different recipes! It's great on pasta, pizza, or even spread on toast!
- Olive Oil
Tips and Tricks
- Some recipes will tell you to cut the bottom of the garlic bulb off - I dont recommend that, as it tends to let the whole bulb fall apart. Cut the neck or stem of the head of garlic off instead of the bottom.
- Drizzle with about 1 teaspoon of olive oil per head of garlic - a little goes a long way.
- If you want to jazz things up, you can put a stem of thyme or rosemary on top of the garlic before wrapping it in the aluminum foil, and add a little extra herb flavoring.
Can I air fry the garlic without aluminum foil? I think technically you CAN, but it would be much more likely to burn before fully cooking. If you're going to fry it without the foil, I would check on it every 5 minutes or so to make sure it's not burning.
Why is this better than the traditional oven method? For me, the convenience is key. An air fryer takes WAY less time to preheat than an oven does. And the garlic cooks in almost half the time. The air fryer basket is magic. 🙂
How long does the garlic last? To store, submerge the roasted garlic cloves in olive oil in an air tight container, and place in the fridge for up to two weeks. When you want to use some, just scoop it out with a spoon, and let the oil come to room temperature, or help it along with a 10 second zap in the microwave.
Alternately, you can freeze the garlic for up to 3 months. Just place the roasted cloves on a baking sheet, and place in the freezer for an hour. Once the cloves are frozen individually, place them in a freezer bag, and pull them out as needed!
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Roast Garlic (In Air Fryer)
- 3 bulbs garlic
- 3 teaspoon olive oil
- Cut 3 equal size pieces of aluminum foil and lay them out.
- Cut the necks off of three bulbs of garlic. Don't cut the bottom side with the brown circle. Place the three bulbs in the center of the three pieces of aluminum foil.
- Once the garlic is cut, drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over each bulb. Wrap the bulbs up in the foil, and make sure they're tightly sealed.
- Preheat your air fryer to 390, and place the foil packets in the air fryer basket. Cook for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, take them out using tongs, and carefully pry open one of the packs. They'll be very hot, so be very careful. If the tops of the garlic are deep brown, you're done! If not, give them another 5 minutes.
- Once cooked, remove the packs from the air fryer, and allow to cool for 10 minutes before unwrapping.