Roasted Garlic in the Microwave

Learn how to roast garlic in the microwave in just minutes. If you are a garlic lover, this is a must-have recipe. You will be topping all of your Buddha bowls with perfectly roasted garlic in no time. 

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Why Roast Garlic in the Microwave?

  • It is the fastest and easiest way to roast garlic
  • Little prep time and minimum clean up 
  • Use this recipe to quickly add a delicious soft garlic flavor to anything!

Ingredients

  • 1 head of garlic
  • olive oil
  • 3 tbsp water

How to Roast Garlic in the Microwave – Step by Step 

  1. Cut the top (pointed end) off of the head of garlic so you can see the cloves 

2. In a small, shallow, microwave safe dish (or mug) place the garlic and pour the water in

3. Drizzle with a decent amount of olive oil (I like to use a pretty generous amount)

4. Microwave at 50% power for about 8 minutes, enjoy!

3 from 6 votes
soft roasted garlic
How to Roast Garlic in the Microwave
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
11 mins
 

Learn how to roast buttery tender garlic in just 10 minutes! Depending on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.

Course: condiment
Keyword: garlic, roasted garlic
Author: Steamy Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 tbsp water
  • olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cut the top (pointed end) off of the head of garlic so you can see the cloves

  2. In a small, shallow, microwave safe dish (or mug) place the garlic and pour the water in

  3. Drizzle with a decent amount of olive oil (I like to use a pretty generous amount)

  4. Microwave at 40% power for about 10 minutes, enjoy!

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