air fryer roasted garlic

With just four ingredients and less than a half hour, you can have deliciously savory air fryer roasted garlic. You’re going to love this recipe for a whole head of roasted garlic in the air fryer and be floored by how simple it is to make.

Every time I make roasted garlic, I wonder why I don’t make it more often. It is crazy simple to make. You just need 4 ingredients and a little bit of time. Roasting garlic in the oven and roasting garlic in the air fryer requires the exact same steps and ingredients, however, the air fryer requires about half of the cooking time. That’s why I love using my ninja foodi when possible, it works so quickly!

After about 20-25 minutes in the air fryer (any brand works), the garlic will begin to caramelize and turn golden brown. The bitterness garlic can have is completely gone and the texture turns to butter.

About Time 

  • Prep Time  2 mins
  • Cook Time 20  mins
  • Total Time  22 mins


  • a whole head of garlic
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper


  1. Take a 12-inch piece of tin foil and lay it on a flat surface.
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice the top off of the garlic head, revealing parts of the garlic cloves. Place a head of garlic cut side up on a square piece of aluminum foil and drizzle olive oil over top.
  3. Sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Carefully wrap up the foil around the garlic to create a little pouch.
  5. Place in air fryer basket and set to 390 degrees F. Roast garlic in the air fryer for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown and soft.
  6. Carefully pull back the foil (there may be steam trapped inside) and enjoy.

Amount Per Serving


  • TOTAL FAT: 3g
  • TRANS FAT: 0g
  • SODIUM: 26mg
  • FIBER: 0g
  • SUGAR: 1g
  • PROTEIN: 0g

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