Roasted garlic in the air fryer is so easy to make and so versatile. Roasting the garlic delivers a deep, rich, mellow flavor that can be used anywhere you’d use normal garlic.
I’ve been roasting garlic for years. It’s a great way to add a deeper garlic flavor to any dish in which you’d use normal garlic. It’s also great in mashed potatoes!
Air Fryer Roasted Garlic
This was inspired by my other oven roasted garlic recipe on this site. An air fryer is just a small convection oven, so it only made sense to try roasting garlic in my air fryer. This pairs well with my Air fryer Garlic Bread or this amazing mashed potato casserole recipe. Just take out the garlic salt and add some roasted garlic! You’ll be so glad you did!
It only takes three simple ingredients to make this recipe.
- Garlic bulb
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
It only takes a couple of easy steps to make this simple roasted garlic.
Step 1: Prep
Cut the top of the garlic bulb off and place it onto a sheet of foil cut side up. Then sprinkle it with a pinch of salt and pepper and roll the foil into a ball around it.
Step 2: Air Fry
Place the foil-wrapped garlic bulb into a preheated air fryer and air fry at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Hint: Always preheat the air fryer for even cooking.
Don’t have the correct ingredients on hand or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this air fryer roasted garlic.
- Elephant Garlic – Elephant garlic can be roasted in exactly the same way as regular garlic but requires a longer cook time.
Want to personalize this roasted garlic in the air fryer? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Spices – Add a sprinkle of your favorite garlic-friendly spices to the cut end of the garlic for an extra blast of flavor.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy these air fryer roasted potatoes.
You don’t need much of anything to make this garlic.
- Cutting board
- Air fryer
Allow garlic to cool. You can store roasted garlic in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks as whole cloves or purée.
You can also add the roasted garlic to some to butter and store it inside your fridge for up to two weeks.
This is just about the easiest recipe you’ll ever make. That being said, I do have a couple of tips for this roasted garlic.
- Always preheat your air fryer for even cooking.
- Don’t cut too far down when trimming your garlic. You want all that tasty garlic to be preserved.
- Try taking a freshly roasted garlic clove and smearing it on a piece of bread or a cracker. Absolute heaven to a garlic fan. Smooth as butter
More Garlic Recipes
Do you like garlic? Here are some recipes you may also like to try.
- Herbed Garlic Sous Vide Lamb Rack
- Baked Garlic Parmesan Meatballs
- Oven Baked Soy Garlic Chicken Thighs
Do you have questions about roasted garlic in the air fryer? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about air fryer roasted garlic.
It will last for about 2 weeks in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
You can use it in any dish that you’d normally use regular garlic.
It should be firm and crisp. Good garlic is also always closer to white than yellow.
You bet you can. Allow roasted garlic to cool and store in a resealable bag as whole cloves or mashed purée. I recommend filling holes in an ice cube tray, freeze, and store garlic cubes in a resealable bag until needed. Perfect to add frozen cubes to tomato and cream sauces and so much more as needed.
Roasted Garlic in Air Fryer
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Roasted Garlic in Air Fryer
- 1 bulb garlic
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Pinch salt
- Pinch pepper
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees for 5 minutes
- Slice the top third of garlic bulb off.
- Exposing the garlic cloves.
- Place onto a sheet of foil cut side up.
- Brush oil on exposed garlic cloves.
- Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper and roll foil into a ball.
- Place into the air fryer and cook for 20 minutes.
- Remove garlic from the air fryer. Squeeze the garlic gently out of the bulb.
- I encourage you you try taking a freshly roasted garlic clove and smearing it on a piece of bread or a cracker. Heavenly to a garlic fan.
- Allow garlic to cool. Store as whole cloves or mash up or purée with a fork or food processor.
- I fill every hole in an ice cube tray, freeze, and store garlic cubes in a resealable bag until needed. I toss cubes inside tomato and cream sauces as often as possible and in so much more. Roasted garlic is wonderful.
- You can also add it to butter with some parsley.
- Stir to combine.
- Create the best garlic bread. Check out our recipe. I think you'll be glad you did. Enjoy!