Bacon Roasted Garlic Cloves


by 365daysofbacon

bacon roasted garlic

bacon roasted garlic

I’ve been consuming copious amounts of garlic, lately.

Because I watched Twilight and now I’m scared of vampires. Ok, not really. More like Costco bit me. 3 lb bag of heirloom, peeled garlic. $5.80.

I mean, really, what’s a girl to do?!

Buy it, of course! And figure out how to eat it all, afterwards. Preferably with bacon. Obviously.

And so it happened.

Oven-roasted garlic cloves, drizzled in bacon grease.

The perfect combination for warding off vampires AND people.

Yes, I eat them whole.

I’m willing to bet my co-workers and the lady 6 inches away from me in hot yoga class didn’t realize how lucky they used to be. 

Suckerrrrrs.   😉



  • whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • bacon grease


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. If bacon grease isn’t liquid, melt it in a small baking pan in the oven while oven is preheating.
  3. If the cloves aren’t peeled, peel ’em.
  4. Spread them in baking pan, stirring to coat them in bacon grease.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove and stir.
  7. Bake another 5-10 minutes, until golden brown and soft.

24 thoughts on “Bacon Roasted Garlic Cloves

  1. But you must share with your co-workers. 🙂 BTW Yum!

  2. Oh this is divine and what a great way to use up the bacon grease instead of dumping it. Thanks!!!

  3. dogsmum says:

    I died & went to heaven just reading those words ‘Bacon Roasted Garlic’!

  4. mspaleo says:

    Do you eat as a snack or as a side dish? Looks yummy!

  5. I may not sleep tonight. This sounds so gorgeous.

  6. xj says:

    What do you do with it?! Sounds fab!!

    • wellllll, haha, I usually just pop the delicious roasted cloves in my mouth, as is!

      roasting them removes some of the garlic “bite,” a lot like when you cook/saute onions.

      they’re great in eggs, soups, salads, ground up in dishes/sauces/dressing, etc.

  7. Exploreating says:

    Perfect combination. I can only imagine the delicious smell in your kitchen! Just another example that everything tastes better with bacon.
    Very nice blog.

  8. midnitechef says:

    Oooh! You should make a chip dip outta that! And add crumbs of bacon, of course 😉

  9. Okay…now THAT sounds really amazing! Two of my favorite foods. I think I’ll use that recipe for a pizza topping! …and maybe a pasta, and a bruschetta, perhaps!

  10. I roast garlic often just in olive oil, why did I never think about this before. I shared it around, and am very impressed. Thanks for sharing.

  11. […] 2-4 cloves garlic (I used Bacon Roasted Garlic Cloves) […]

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