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How to Roast Garlic in the Oven + Roasted Garlic Compound Butter

Learn how to roast garlic in the oven and how to incorporate it into a delicious, creamy roasted garlic compound butter! Use compound butter on anything from bread to corn on the cob.

Author Emily Weeks, RDN, LD


  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • foil

For compound butter

  • 1/2 stick salted butter, room temperature
  • 1-2 Tbsp chopped herbs (thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Using a sharp knife, slice the top off the head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap in foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown. 

  2. To make compound butter, let garlic come to room temperature after roasting. Squeeze the garlic out of the cloves and into a small bowl with the butter and herbs. Mix well. Store covered tightly in the fridge for up to a week.