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How to Roast Garlic in the Microwave

Learn how to roast buttery tender garlic in just 10 minutes! Depending on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.
Prep Time1 min
Active Time10 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: condiment
Keyword: garlic, roasted garlic


  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 tbsp water
  • olive oil


  • Cut the top (pointed end) off of the head of garlic so you can see the cloves
  • In a small, shallow, microwave safe dish (or mug) place the garlic and pour the water in
  • Drizzle with a decent amount of olive oil (I like to use a pretty generous amount)
  • Microwave at 40% power for about 10 minutes, enjoy!