Easy Grilled Garlic


Grilled Garlic

Grilled garlic is a quick and easy recipe that you can prepare to enjoy roasted garlic in a variety of dishes, or alone. To make grilled garlic you only need a few ingredients, and it makes garlic that tastes amazing. Check out the step-by-step instructions on how you can easily make the grilled garlic recipe below.

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Whole Grilled Garlic

Attention all garlic lovers out there, this recipe is for you! Grilled garlic is a delightful treat in and of itself, and you can enjoy your grilled garlic in multiple ways. One of the great things about this is that it is very easy to prepare and makes your garlic even tastier to enjoy. There are many ways you can enjoy your grilled garlic, whether using a whole garlic bulb, or garlic cloves. Let’s look at what you need in order to make delicious grilled garlic. 

You Will Need:

Garlic bulbs

Olive oil



Aluminum foil 


How To Roast Garlic On The Grill

The process of roasting your garlic on a grill is quite simple. To start off, you will want to preheat your grill so that it is quite hot, and usually around 400°F inside your grill. 

Then, take your bulbs of garlic, and carefully cut off the top. The top of the garlic bulbs is the side with the sprout coming out. Place your garlic bulbs on a sheet of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil.  

Seal your aluminum foil and place your garlic bulbs on the grill for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, or until soft and slightly caramelized in appearance. Remove them from the oven, allowed to cool slightly then serve and enjoy, or save for a different recipe later.

Grilled Garlic Cloves

You can also grill garlic cloves rather than the entire garlic bulb if desired. To do this, you will treat it similarly, only you will want to remove the entire peeling from your bulbs so that it is just the cloves remaining, leaving 1 to 2 layers of garlic skin. 

Then, place your cloves on aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap securely in aluminum foil and seal the edges. Please on your grill and cook for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until soft. 

How To Serve Grilled Roasted Garlic 

There are all kinds of different uses for you to serve grilled roasted garlic. Below are a few ideas to get you started. 

Whole Grilled Garlic. Grilled garlic is great served all by itself. You can enjoy this as an appetizer, snack, or side dish for the rest of your meal. For all of you garlic lovers out there, this might be one new way you can enjoy your love of garlic. 

Potatoes. Another way you can enjoy grilled garlic is to remove the cloves from your bulb, and add them into potatoes of any kind. Grilled potatoes, roasted potatoes, or mashed potatoes are excellent when topped with grilled garlic cloves.

Vegetables. Using your grilled garlic to a vegetable mixture is another fantastic use for your grilled garlic. This helps to add additional flavor to your vegetables. 

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Pizza Topping. Grilled garlic on top of your pizza will make a fabulous pizza addition as well. Your grilled garlic will help to enhance the overall flavor of your pizza making it absolutely delicious. 

Garlic Bread. You can also combine grilled garlic with a little bit of butter, and a pinch of salt, then mash it up to form a paste. Add this paste on top of the bread, and then bake the bread to make delicious garlic bread.

Pasta. Adding garlic to your pasta will help to increase the overall flavor and give it a delightful kick of garlic. 

Sauces. Adding grilled garlic to your sauce will also help to increase overall flavor, and add a delightful bit of garlic taste to your sauce making it delicious.

Hummus. You can also add grilled garlic to your hummus, and make your hummus have a delicious garlic flavor. 

Eggs. No matter what kind of eggs you are preparing, whether it’s a quiche, omelet, scrambled eggs, or simply fried eggs, adding a bit of grilled garlic to your eggs will also add a delightful flavor. 

Now that you have a few ideas on how you can enjoy your grilled garlic, let’s turn our attention to a detailed recipe for how you can begin making your grilled garlic. Please see the below section for a detailed recipe.

Recipe for Roasted Garlic on the Grill


Aluminum foil



3 whole garlic bulbs

3 Tbsp olive oil (approximately)

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

How to Grill Garlic

Step 1: Preheat Your Grill

Begin by preheating your grill to an internal temperature of 400°F.

Step 2: Peel Extra Layers of the Whole Garlic Bulb

Next, prepare your garlic bulbs. You can begin by peeling any extra layers of the papery outside to your garlic bulbs. Be sure to leave at least one layer in tact so that your garlic bulb stays whole. 

Step 3: Cut The Top Of Cloves Off

Next, use a sharp knife and cut the top of your garlic bulb off. The top of your garlic bulb is the side with one stem sticking up.

Step 4: Assemble 

Place your prepared garlic bulbs on a sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle the top with olive oil so that the oil can soak into your garlic. Wrap securely in aluminum foil. 

Step 5: Grill

Place your whole garlic bulbs wrapped in foil on the grill. Allow the garlic to cook for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, or until the garlic is soft, and they begin to appear slightly caramelized. Remove from the grill. 

Step 6: Cool and Serve

Allow the grilled garlic to cool slightly before unwrapping the aluminum foil. Sprinkle the top with salt and pepper as desired. You may also choose to remove the garlic cloves if desired or serve them whole. Serve and enjoy or set aside your grilled garlic to use another recipe. 


Please note that the cooking time for your garlic may vary depending upon the size of your garlic bulbs. Please note that when they are done they should be soft to the touch, and appear slightly caramelized. 

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We have estimated the following nutritional facts based upon one bulb of grilled garlic. We have estimated that one garlic bulb will contain approximately 160 cal. We have also estimated that this bulb will contain approximately 14.1 g total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 8.9 g total carbohydrates, and 1.7 g protein. 

Grill Tip: 

While you are grilling the garlic, you may choose to turn the garlic part way through the cooking process. For best results, you will want your aluminum foil to be tightly sealed so that no juices escape, and you want to grill the garlic until it is soft to the touch. To tell if your garlic is soft, you can use a pair of tongs, or a fork to see if it gives way easily. 

How To Store

There are a few different ways you can choose to store your grilled garlic once it is prepared. Below are the details on how you can store your grilled garlic. 

Store: The first way you can store your grilled garlic is at room temperature. We do not recommend that you store your grilled garlic at room temperature for a long amount of time, however, it may be left at room temperature for a couple of hours until it is cooled.

Fridge: Once your grilled garlic has cooled, transfer the garlic to an airtight container, and place it in the refrigerator. Roasted garlic will last between 3 to 4 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Freeze: Another way you can store your grilled garlic is to place it into an airtight container and freeze it. Your grilled garlic will last between two and three months when stored in an airtight container in the freezer. 

Reheat: The best way to reheat grilled garlic is to place it into the oven at 350°F for approximately 10 to 15 minutes or until it is warmed. 

How To Use Grilled Garlic

There are many ways you can use grilled garlic. Not only can you use the garlic in other dishes, but you can also enjoy it all, as a side dish, appetizer, or snack.  You may also choose to remove the cloves from your grilled garlic, placed them in a jar with oil, and use them in various dishes that you want some delightful garlic flavor added to.

Different Ways to Roast Garlic

One of the fastest and easiest ways to enjoy grilled garlic is to roast your garlic on a grill. There are also other methods you can use to roast your garlic. Please see the four ways you can roast garlic listed below. 

In the oven

To roast your garlic in the oven, you will prepare it as instructed above for grilling. Then place the aluminum foil wrapped garlic into the oven at 450°F, and bake until it is soft. 

In a skillet

To roast your garlic in a skillet, you will prepare the garlic as stated above, only instead of wrapping in aluminum foil, drizzle olive oil on your skillet, then add your garlic. Roast over a high heat until your garlic is cooked. 

On the grill

Using the grill as one of our favorite methods. To grill your garlic, you will simply follow the instructions outlined in the recipe above.

To roast garlic in air fryer

You can also roast garlic in the air fryer. This is a great option if you would like to enjoy your garlic faster than other methods might be able to provide. Simply prepare your garlic as instructed above, then plays it into the basket of your air fryer rather than on the grill. Air fryer at 400°F for 10 to 20 minutes, or until your garlic is soft. 

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How To Store roasted garlic?

The best way to store roasted garlic is by placing it into an airtight container then storing it in the fridge or freezer. When stored in the fridge it should be used within 3 to 4 days. Roasted garlic stored in an airtight container in the freezer may last between two and three months. 

Can you substitute the foil?

When grilling garlic, placing it in aluminum foil is strongly recommended. However, if you do not have it, you could use a cast-iron skillet on your grill instead, or a griddle top grill. 

Can I roast elephant garlic?

Yes, you can roast elephant garlic. Please note the difference with roasting elephant garlic is that it will take longer for your garlic to cook. Therefore, you may need to increase the grill time when grilling elephant garlic.

Can I smoke garlic cloves? 

Yes, you can smoke garlic cloves as well. The process would be similar, only for the last portion of your baking, you may want to open the aluminum foil so that the garlic cloves can absorb the smoke flavor. 

How long to roast garlic? 

The average garlic bulbs that you can pick up from your grocery store, it will typically take between 30 and 40 minutes to roast your garlic on a grill at approximately 400°F. However, it may take longer depending upon the size of your garlic, and the internal temperature of your grill. It’s good to keep an eye on your garlic bulbs as they near the end of your cooking time.

What is the top of a garlic bulb?

The top of a garlic bulb is the portion of a garlic bulb that has the stem coming out. The flat part is the bottom, and then the stem is the top. 

Roasted Garlic On The Grill

Enjoying roasted garlic on the grill is a delightful treat. Roasted garlic on the grill only takes a few ingredients and makes tasty garlic you can enjoy in a variety of ways. This recipe is super easy and tastes delicious. Give it a try today and let us know what you think!

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    Faith Has been cooking and baking for many years! she loves to share her recipes with the world, and hopes you will enjoy them too!

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    1. 5 stars
      Absolutely excellent topping for garlic bread, mix with butter and spread it on your bread, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, bake 350 till cheese starts bubbling. Excellent.


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