The Garlic Roaster Is the Kitchen Tool You Never Knew You Needed — Here Are Our 5 Faves

published May 10, 2024
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There are few ingredients that have the power to instantly elevate a dish quite like roasted garlic. Whether you’re looking to add some richness to things like soups and sauces or simply want to make the best mashed potatoes around, every garlic fan should be incorporating roasted garlic into their favorite foods. The best way to achieve a perfect roasted bulb? A garlic roaster!  

The Best Garlic Roasters 

Sure, you can go the traditional roasting route of popping a head of garlic in the oven wrapped in tin foil, but this is wasteful and can result in undercooked or worse yet burnt garlic. With a garlic roaster in hand, you can ensure you’ll have a perfectly browned bulb (and save big on tin foil) every time. Below, we rounded up five of our favorite garlic roasters you’ll be reaching for time and time again. 

Do you have a garlic roaster you love? We want to hear all about it! Tell us about your favorite finds in the comments below. 

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One of the most popular garlic roasters around is the terracotta garlic roaster, like this pick from Norpro. This chic little find is made from sturdy, natural terracotta complete with a steam vent and glazed interior for easy cleanup. Our favorite part? The adorable garlic-shaped handle!

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Bespoke Post

Cast iron is known for its incredible heat retention, so if anything is going to give you perfectly roasted garlic every time, it’s this roaster from Marcellin. Its vented lid helps maintain precise airflow for even cooking while its side handles make it easy to move from oven to table safely. And yes, this pick can also make its way to your grill come summertime.

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Le Creuset
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While the Le Creuset Signature Garlic Keeper may be marketed as a vented storage container, it’s so much more than that — it’s also a roaster! Crafted with the brand’s signature high-quality stoneware, it’ll hold up against temperatures up to 500 degrees so it can roast garlic and root veggies with ease. Who doesn’t love a good two-in-one?

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Uncommon Goods

For a particularly eye-catching pick, check out this Uncommon Goods version. Handmade in Minnesota, it features an antiqued look that makes it look vintage. Best of all, because of its handmade nature, no two pieces will be the same so you can bet on getting an original piece!

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This last one might not be a dedicated garlic roaster, but the Staub Mini Round Cocotte is a perfect pick for anyone looking for a versatile (and fun!) pick. Modeled after the brand's iconic Dutch ovens, this cocotte can do everything from roast garlic to bake single-portion desserts. Plus, what’s cuter to add to your cookware collection than a mini version to go with your full-sized Dutch oven?