Roasted garlic bulbs on a wooden serving board
The Temperature Danger Zone To Avoid For Better Roasted Garlic
Many recipes for roasted garlic tell you to heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, but this temperature brings the garlic to too high of a temperature.
In the "danger zone" of temperatures at or above 400 degrees F, the garlic cloves can burn or roast unevenly so that outsides are crisp and overcooked, but the insides are raw.
You should roast garlic at a maximum temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit. This temp will slowly coax out the flavors of the garlic as it browns, instead of burning it.
Slice about a half inch off of the garlic bulb's pointy end, drizzle olive oil over the exposed cloves, then season with salt and pepper and wrap in a cocoon of aluminum foil.
Roast at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes in the oven, or 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in an air fryer, for delicious and evenly-roasted garlic cloves.