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Roasted Garlic Oil

Roasted garlic oil is a simple and delicious way to add a boost of flavour to any dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, French, Italian
Servings 750 ml


  • 3-4 4oz jars if you'll be storing the garlic.


  • 1.5 lbs Garlic
  • 6 cups Sunflower Oil Or another neutral oil that you like.
  • Optional Herbs and Spices See some good options above.


  • Heat the oven to 300F.
  • Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the tops off of all the garlic cloves.
  • Pour the oil into a large roasting pan. Add the garlic cloves, cut side down.
  • Add any herbs and spices that you like.
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil, and roast for about an hour. The garlic should be caramel coloured, and very soft.
  • Remove the garlic and herbs from the oil, and pour the oil into a bottle.

Storing the Garlic

  • Once the garlic has cooled enough to touch it, gently squeeze the cloves out of the skins into a bowl.
  • Add the garlic cloves into the jars. You want them packed tight but not crammed in. Pour in enough of your new garlic oil to cover the cloves. You'll need to poke the cloves around a little bit to dislodge any bubbles, and may need to top up the oil.
  • Store the jars in the fridge.
Keyword garlic, roasted garlic, sunflower oil