Raise your hand if you see the prepared garlic bread at the grocery store and toss it into your buggy because the thought of making it from scratch seems like too much work.
Well, folks I’d be talking about myself and raising my hand. That is, until recently when I made some Homemade Roasted Garlic Spread that knocked my own socks off.
It was so incredibly easy and so insanely good that I wondered why I haven’t done it before. I mean, when you buy it at the grocery you get, what, like 4 pieces of bread?
And who really knows how long it’s been sitting there?
Why spend 45 minutes roasting the garlic?
- Roasting garlic turns it buttery soft and its caramel-y, roasted goodness sends your entire kitchen into happiness mode.
- The garlic spread can be used on meat to help with keeping it moist and flavorful, or as a substitute for regular butter for vegetables or potatoes.
- Roasted garlic is good for your health!
Once you try roasting your garlic and then creating a homemade bread spread (say that 5 times fast….homemade bread spread, homemade bread spread) at home, I’m willing to bet anytime you have a little extra time on your hands, you’ll be whipping it together rather than purchasing.
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 2 small bulbs of garlic
- 1tablespoon fresh parsley, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for roasting garlic
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Slice the tips off the garlic bulbs to expose the cloves. Place in the center of a square of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil.
- Wrap the garlic with the foil and pop into the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until dark golden and caramelized.
- Once cooled, squeeze out roasted garlic into a bowl and mash with a pinch of salt until smooth.
- Stir in the butter, olive oil, parsley and a pinch of black pepper. Stir until smooth.
- Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
My husband could seriously live off of bread. I’m not even kidding, it’s hands down his favorite food item. I try to limit our bread consumption, but, I too love some bread.
So get to whipping up some garlic butter and spread that stuff on everything.