Fall Fest: Roasted Garlic Recipes Worth Worshipping

By: Caitlin Heikkila

ROASTED GARLIC BREAD Michael Chiarello Cooking Channel Garlic, Olive Oil, Thyme, Unsalted Butter, Crusty Bread Loaf

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Vampires, beware. Roasted garlic is nearly impossible to resist at this time of year, whether it appears as a toast topper or an enhancement to fluffy mashed potatoes. Roasting takes pungent and spicy garlic cloves and mellows them into a soft and buttery spread. Embrace this fundamental cooking component with five of our favorites.

1. The mother of all garlicky indulgences, garlic bread (pictured above) tops our list. The crunch of the crusty bread paired with the creamy roasted garlic makes it the ideal pairing for soups and stews.

2. Feeling French? Whip up some  roasted garlic aioli, Provencal-style, and serve with crisp, browned artichokes for dipping.

Photo by: Tara Donne ©2009, Tara Donne

Tara Donne, 2009, Tara Donne

3. We can’t think of many things sadder than bland mashed potatoes. Kick up your batch with warm roasted garlic. Bobby Flay adds mascarpone cheese for an extra velvety texture.

40 Cloves and A Chicken

Photo by: Marshall Troy ©2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Marshall Troy, 2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

4. For the biggest Garlic Groupies, we recommend Alton Brown’s garlic-packed recipe, which as the name suggests, is one chicken roasted with 40 peeled garlic cloves.

5. Tomatoey pasta dishes would not be complete without the savory depth of roasted garlic. Case in point: Rachael Ray’s roasted tomato & roasted garlic puttanesca with a salty punch of olives and anchovies.

More Garlicky Finds from Friends + Family:

Jeanette's Healthy Living: Roasted Garlic Tomato Pasta Sauce

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