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A whole head of roasted garlic with some cloves squeezed out off the to side.

Quick Air Fryer Roasted Garlic

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  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Garlic Bulb 1x
  • Category: Sauces, Spreads and Dips
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This delicious air fryer roasted garlic is buttery, caramelized, savory and absolutely delicious! Best of all, this air fryer recipe can be made in under 30 minutes!


  • 1 head of garlic
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Cut off the top of the garlic bulb to expose the cloves on the inside.
  2. Lay out a pieces of foil. Put the garlic on top and add a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of olive oil. 
  3. Wrap the whole garlic in foil.
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. When it is preheated add the garlic.
  5. Air fry for 25 minutes. Carefully remove the garlic using oven mitts or tongs. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Carefully unwrap the foil. Starting at the base of the garlic bulb, squeeze out the cloves (like you are squeezing out toothpaste). Enjoy!


  • The outside of the air fryer may be hot! Be careful not to touch it.
  • Use oven mitts or tongs when removing the garlic.
  • You can opt to use a small baking dish instead of foil. Simple lay the garlic cut side down in the dish.
  • Make sure that each garlic clove is slightly exposed. This will help the caramelization.