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Roasted Garlic and Pepper Paste

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“I love this stuff!! Uses are endless! In sauces, on pasta and pizza, in marinades, on bruschetta, mixed in with mashed potatoes, soups, on meats and so on! It is supposed to keep up to 3 months in the fridge...but my jar never lasts that long! This will make approx 1 1/2 cups.”
READY IN:
1hr 50mins
YIELD:
1 jar
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Remove the outside layer of skin from the garlic, leave the bulbs intact.
  3. Cut approx a 3/4 inch of each garlic head and place in an oven-proof dish that will fit all ten of them.
  4. Pour the olive oil over the exposed flesh.
  5. Sprinkle oregano over the garlic and a grinding of salt and pepper.
  6. Cover with foil tightly (or with a lid) and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until very soft (its important to have it covered completely!).
  7. Let them cool for a while, then remove the cloves from their husks into a bowl, also any oil from the baking dish.
  8. Add the red pepper and mix well mashing it a bit, adjust the seasoning if needed.
  9. Transfer to a jar, try not to form air pockets, top with olive oil and seal with the lid.
  10. Keep in the fridge.

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