This recipe for roasted garlic in the air fryer is so simple and is made in the air fryer. The aroma that permeates throughout the house is amazing. If you love roasted garlic, you are definitely going to love how easy and foolproof using an air fryer to roast garlic can be.
Roasted garlic is one of the most deeply robust flavors you can add to any dish. However, it’s also milder at the same time. It’s an interesting dichotomy. Roasting the garlic brings out that rich garlic flavor while simultaneously removing the bite that comes with raw garlic and that can remain when sautéing it. I love to roast garlic, and I’ve been doing it for years. I add it to everything from garlic bread to pasta recipes and everything in between. Today, I wanted to share the process with all of you. It’s a super easy procedure that produces great flavor, and it’s something everyone should know how to do.
Roasted Garlic in the Air Fryer
Roasting garlic is something that people have been doing since time out of mind. Like any other vegetable, roasting garlic really brings out its flavor, making it a robust addition to your recipes. Usually, roasting garlic can take upwards of an hour, but when you use your air fryer, that time is cut down by more than half. The air fryer delivers all that great roasted flavor we love but it does it so quickly. And isn’t it always nice to save time in the kitchen?
Why You’ll Love Roasted Garlic in the Air Fryer
- It’s incredibly simple to make, taking just about a half-hour from start to finish.
- It only uses a handful of easy ingredients.
- Garlic is very good for you, and roasting it makes it good for your tastebuds.
- ROASTED GARLIC!
Some Ways to Use Roasted Garlic
You can basically use roasted garlic in any recipe that calls for garlic. Some great ways to use roasted garlic include:
- Pasta dishes
- Twice-baked potatoes
- Mashed potatoes
- Beef, pork, poultry, and even seafood dishes
Roasted Garlic in the Air Fryer FAQ
If you have questions about this roasted garlic in the air fryer, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about roasting garlic.
What is a bulb of garlic called?
This might seem like a silly question. Everyone knows the answer. It’s right there in the question, right? Actually, no. What we commonly call a bulb of garlic is actually called a head or knob.
What is the difference between a clove of garlic and a head of garlic?
The clove is one smaller part of the whole garlic head.
How to cut a head of garlic?
For this recipe, you simply cut off the top quarter of the head to expose the cloves within.
To cut a head of garlic for chopping or mincing do the following:
- Place the garlic head root side down and give it a firm press with the flat side of your knife to loosen the cloves.
- Separate the cloves from the root with your fingers.
- Remove the skins of the cloves by placing the flat of your knife on them and giving them a good whack. This partially crushes them and loosens the skin for easy peeling.
- Chop or mince
Can you put tin foil in an air fryer?
Absolutely. An air fryer is nothing more than a tiny convection oven, and we put foil in our ovens all the time.
Can I roast garlic in the air fryer without foil?
There are methods out there of roasting garlic without foil, but I find they don’t work as well. Most times, your garlic ends up burned on the ends, overdone, or too dry.
Should you refrigerate roasted garlic?
Yes. Store the roasted garlic in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Ingredients for Roasted Garlic in the Air Fryer
It takes less than a handful of ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store, that is, if you don’t have them in your kitchen already.
- Heads of garlic (also known as bulbs)
- Olive oil
How to Make Roasted Garlic in the Air Fryer
Making this recipe is just as ridiculously easy as the ingredient list. It’s done in a snap!
Step 1: Cut the Garlic
Cut about 1/4 off the top of the garlic bulb (head).
Step 2: Drizzle and Wrap the Garlic
Cup the foil in your hand and place the garlic root side down. Then wrap the garlic up to just about where you cut the top off of it. Drizzle it with olive oil and salt, then tightly wrap it up the rest of the way and seal it tightly. Repeat with the other two heads.
Step 3: Roast
Place the garlic in the air fryer basket and air fry the garlic at 390 degrees for 20 minutes.
Step 4: Cool
Use tongs to remove the roasted garlic from the air fryer. Place them on a plate and open up the foil. Let the cloves cool, then squeeze the garlic out of the clove skin. Use in your favorite recipes! Refrigerate leftover roasted garlic cloves.
Try This Air Fryer Roasted Garlic Recipe Today
Roasted garlic in the air fryer is so easy to make and allows you to add some serious garlic flavor to any of your favorite dishes. Give this easy method of roasting garlic a try, and I know you’ll never look back.
Here are a few more recipe that you may enjoy.
Italian Sausage Penne Casserole – This is a delicious pasta that is loaded with Italian sausage, and would be even more delicious with this air fried garlic.
Sausage Tortellini Soup – A creamy and delicious soup that is loaded with Italian sausage and cheese tortellini that would benefit very much with air fryer garlic.
Garlic Knots – These garlic knots are completely homemade and loaded with flavorful garlic.
Also, try this Spinach Artichoke Pasta made by Deliciously Seasoned. It is made with rotini pasta, chicken sausage, spinach, and artichokes.
Roasted Garlic in Air Fryer
- 3 heads of garlic also known as bulbs
- 1½ teaspoons olive oil
- Cut the top off the garlic bulb and place the garlic, root side down, on the aluminum foil.
- Cup the foil and garlic in your hand, wrapping the foil around the garlic.
- Before sealing it, drizzle with olive oil, and salt.
- Seal the foil completely around the garlic and place in the air fryer basket. Repeat with the remaining two.
- Cook at 390° for 20 minutes.
- Using tongs, remove garlic from the air fryer and place on a plate. Open up the foil.
- Once cool enough to handle, remove foil and squeeze the garlic cloves into a bowl.
- Use with your favorite recipes.
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Robert in Texas
This is a much more reliable way of roasting garlic than my old way which used hot coals in my charcoal grill. Granted you could get a little smoky flavor in the garlic, but I have burnt up many a bulb of garlic that way. It takes diligence and distractions equal burned garlic! No joy!
So thank you Terri a surefire way to roast garlic in my little Cosori without burning it up! Now that I’m thinking about this, I wonder if using seasoned olive oils, say for example a rosemary-lemongrass infused olive oil would transfer into the garlic. I’m leaning towards a yes especially with a 20 min. cook time! So wish I would have incorporated this in my chili rellenos sauce I made last night. Hot Dangit!!!
Great Grub, Delicious Treats
Hi Robert, thanks so much for sharing! You are so welcome! I think your idea with the seasoned olive oils would be fantastic! Going to try it next time I make roasted garlic.
Thank you for the 5-star rating too! :)