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Instant Pot Roasted Garlic

Instant Pot Roasted Garlic on a sheet of tinfoil

Roasting garlic mellows its bite significantly, so much so that you can pop a clove or two right into your mouth. It becomes soft and smooth, making it a great choice to use on or in just about anything!

I keep this Instant Pot roasted garlic on hand at all times since it adds so much flavor to a dish. I use it so often that I created a list of 25 things you can do with roasted garlic.

This Instant Pot roasted garlic is perfect when you don’t want to turn on your oven, and the resulting flavor is just as good!

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Instant Pot roasted garlic on a sheet of tinfoil

Instant Pot Roasted Garlic

Yield: 1 head
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

"Roasting" garlic in the Instant Pot couldn't be simpler! Use it on and in just about anything: pizza, potatoes & vegetables, stirred into hummus or even on chicken or steak. You can make several heads at once and store any you don't use in the refrigerator for up to 5 days (remove the cloves before storing).


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 head of garlic, the top fourth cut off so the cloves are just exposed
  • 1-2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Add the water to the pot then place the trivet or a steamer basket on top. Place the head of garlic on the trivet, then drizzle with the oil.
  2. Press "manual" and make sure the pressure is set to high and the valve is set to sealing.
  3. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure by carefully turning the valve to "vent".
  4. Open the Instant Pot and enjoy your roasted garlic!


Questions? Leave a comment below!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

Kristy Bernardo
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Saturday 22nd of October 2022

It’s tender but not at all browned


Tuesday 16th of August 2022

I don’t have a manual setting on my instapot so I just set it to pressure cook and set the timer for 10 minutes.

Karen E McConnell

Wednesday 2nd of August 2023

@Shirley, Your manual button on your Instant Pot is the same thing as a Pressure Cooking button. I really wish, the manufacturer would just label it as Pressure Cooking, so everyone wouldn’t get so confused by this.

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