The Instant Pot Trick That Will Cut Roasted Garlic Time In Half

You can put it in an aioli, add it to mashed potatoes, or mix it with butter for the ultimate garlic bread. Roasted garlic is a versatile ingredient that can enhance the flavors of virtually any dish. Luckily, it's also easy to make. According to Simply Recipes, all you need aside from the garlic itself is some olive oil and a working oven. First, you'll cut off the tops of each head of garlic, drizzle with oil, and then cover in foil. Let the garlic bake at 400 degrees, and 30 to 40 minutes later, your roasted garlic is ready to use.

As long as you bake the garlic for the full 30 to 40 minutes, there's not much room for error in this recipe. But there happens to be a way to make it even simpler. According to cookbook author Jeffrey Eisner, who shared his method with the Rachael Ray Show, you can actually make roasted garlic in half the time by using an Instant Pot.

How to roast garlic in an Instant Pot

To make roasted garlic, as explained on the Rachael Ray Show, you first need to add about a cup of water into your Instant Pot. Then, cut off the tops of the garlic heads like you would if you were roasting them in the oven. But, instead of wrapping them in foil, simply place them on the trivet insert. Pressure cook the garlic on high for five minutes then set your Instant Pot to Natural Release for a further 10 minutes.

The real roasting action happens after this. Switch out the regular lid for the air fryer lid, drain the water, add olive oil, then set the Instant Pot to broil at 400 degrees. In 12 minutes the garlic will look and taste like it was roasted in the oven. If you don't have the air fryer attachment, however, you can achieve similar results by finishing it off in a regular oven for 10 minutes.