By the title of this blog post, you’d either assume you can, in fact, roast garlic in the air fryer. Or, if you cannot roast garlic in the air fryer – there has to be a pretty disastrous story, right?
Sad to say, there is no blog-worthy story.
Instead, the answer is YES YOU CAN roast garlic in the air fryer!
While I’ve heard many air fryers are different, my friend advised “I just throw food in there at the default temperature for a few minutes until it’s cooked.” And that advice has worked – for the most part – for nearly everything I’ve tried.
So my default is 390, I lopped off the top of the garlic, drizzled olive oil on the top, and covered in aluminum foil. In the Air Fryer at 390 for 20 minutes.
How to roast garlic in the air fryer
- cut off the top of the garlic
- drizzle in olive oil
- wrap in aluminum
- set temp to 390, leave it in 20 minutes
Why we love our air fryer
On the fence about an air fryer?
I was skeptical at first, too.
I called all my friends who had air fryers and quizzed each one about how often they used it, why they liked it better than an oven, and if they felt it was a useful appliance.
Finally convinced that it was better and faster than an oven, I got one on a Black Friday deal. I can confirm, without a doubt, the Air Fryer has been our most-used appliance. We use the thing ALL OF THE TIME. Unlike the other internet sensation, the InstaPot, which remains shelved and out of the way 99% of the year. Our Ninja air fryer gets pulled out several times a week.
Here’s what we cook the most in it:
- chicken fingers for the kids
- Frozen french fries for the kids (I know, not healthy… but convenient)
- Veggies: broccoli, potatoes, cauliflower, squash… anything you’d roast for 45 minutes – 1 hour in the oven is roasted in 15-20 minutes in the air fryer, perfectly crispy
- frozen shrimp (for salads, tacos, whatever)
- baked potatoes
- and now, roasted garlic!
- more air fryer recipes to try
Happy air frying, friends!