10 Tasty Ways to Use Roasted Garlic

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Roasting garlic is an incredible way to mellow out its strong taste and enhance it’s sweet, nutty flavor. These 10 recipes, ranging from side dishes to dinners, show you just how to kick up the flavor for your next meal.

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roasted garlic and potato soup with croutons

Anna Williams
Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup with Homemade Croutons

Bay leaf-infused roasted garlic and olive-oil croutons elevate simple potato soup to a company-worthy dish.

Recipe: Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup with Homemade Croutons

roasted garlic mashed potatoes

John Kernick
Roasted-Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Spike your mashed potatoes with roasted garlic and Tabasco, so they’re a little spicy and deeply flavorful. These are the perfect mashed potato to eat with Thanksgiving dinner.

Recipe: Roasted-Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Related: Our Best Mashed Potato Recipes

grilled corn on the cob with roasted garlic and herbs

Kana Okada
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Garlic and Herbs

“Butter is not the villain it once was,” says Michel Nischan, who adds a little bit to roasted garlic to create a rich, creamy spread for corn on the cob.

Recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Garlic and Herbs

grilled lamb chops with roasted garlic

Con Poulos
Grilled Lamb Chops with Roasted Garlic

Robert Wiedmaier, chef and owner of Brabo in Alexandria, Virginia, adds a little bit of cumin to the garlicky marinade on these chops, which highlights the lamb’s slightly gamey flavor. (Be sure to marinate overnight to achieve the best flavor.) He accompanies each serving with half a head of roasted garlic; the sweet caramelized cloves are delicious on their own or blended into the silky white bean puree he serves as a side dish.

Recipe: Grilled Lamb Chops with Roasted Garlic

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deviled eggs with salmon and garlic

Miki Duisterhof
Deviled Eggs

Sweet roasted garlic and crispy, butter-toasted breadcrumbs give these deviled eggs distinctive flavor.

Recipe: Roasted Garlic Deviled Eggs

crispy oven roasted chicken with roasted garlic pancetta rosemary

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Crispy Oven-Roasted Chicken with Roasted Garlic, Pancetta, and Rosemary

Crispy chicken goes perfectly with smoky bacon and the earthly flavors of roasted garlic and rosemary.

Recipe: Crispy Oven-Roasted Chicken with Roasted Garlic, Pancetta, and Rosemary

roasted garlic root vegetable mash

Yunhee Kim
Roasted Garlic-Root Vegetable Mash

Hearty mashed potatoes get a lift and a little sweetness when combined with slow-roasted garlic, sweet potatoes, and rutabaga.

Recipe: Roasted Garlic-Root Vegetable Mash

paprika rubbed chickens with roasted garlic

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Paprika-Rubbed Chickens with Roasted Garlic

Sweet, smoky paprika meets the mellow richness of roasted garlic in these perfectly spiced birds. Roasting the chickens at a lower temperature than most achieves a crisp skin without burning the paprika.

Recipe: Paprika-Rubbed Chickens with Roasted Garlic

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Roasted garlic squash side dish

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Roasted Garlic Squash with Crispy Sage Brown Butter

Roasted with garlic cloves, drizzled with nutty brown butter, and topped with crispy sage leaves, this squash smells as good as it tastes.

Recipe: Roasted Garlic Squash with Crispy Sage Brown Butter

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Orecchiette with Broccoli, Roasted Garlic and Pine Nuts

Orechhiette-“little ears” in Italian-are a great pasta shape for holding on to delicious bits of toasted pine nut and broccoli pieces.

Recipe: Orecchiette with Broccoli, Roasted Garlic and Pine Nuts

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