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3 bulbs of air fried roasted garlic on a brown plate
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Air Fryer Roasted Garlic

Roast garlic in your air fryer in half the time it takes in your oven! If you love roasted garlic cloves in pasta, bread, vegetables and more, this easy air fryer recipe is for you! In less than 25 minutes you can have this delicious add-in ingredient ready to use. 2 ingredients and virtually no preparation! Make as many garlic bulbs as you want, and freeze the leftovers for easy use later on.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegan
Keyword: air fryer roasted garlic, easy side dish recipes, how to make roasted garlic bulbs
Servings: 2
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Kristina



  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Keeping the garlic bulb in its shell, slice the bottom off (the side with the brown part) of the bulb to expose the inner cloves.
  • Place the cut bulb in a piece of aluminium foil large enough to tightly wrap the entire bulb. Drizzle with the olive oil so that it coats the exposed cloves and drips down the outside of the bulb. Wrap tightly in the foil.
  • Set the air fryer to 390°F or 198°C. Put the wrapped garlic in the air fryer basket or cooking pan. Air fry for 20-25 minutes, garlic begins to caramelize and turn golden brown. Remove carefully using mitts and tongs.
  • When ready to use, squeeze the garlic bulb gently so that the cloves easily slide out of their shells. Serve in pasta dishes, appetizers, dipping oil, or on sandwiches and toast.



Ensure there is something under your air fryer basket or tray to catch oil that may drip out of the foil. 
Store in the fridge for up to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Store in an airtight bag or container.


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg