Smoked Roasted Garlic

by Kevin H. on April 17, 2012 · 2 comments

Smoked Roasted Garlic Recipe

This is just a simple happy pleasure.  My wife, Patti, has roasted garlic in our oven for several years.  Then we thought – what the heck, why not smoke it?  It turns out awesome, and can be used in so many different ways.  A few of our favorites:

Best of all, it’s super easy!  Take some whole garlic heads and peel off the outer layer of “skin”.  Then slice off the top of the head so that all cloves are exposed.

Smoked Roasted Garlic Recipe

Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle a bit of salt & pepper, and place them on an aluminum foil sheet that can be transferred to your grill/smoker. Smoke for at least an hour until soft and brown – done!

Smoked Roasted Garlic Recipe

Next time you’re smoking something or cooking indirect, try it.  I really think you’ll like it.

Smoked Roasted Garlic

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Smoked Roasted Garlic


  • Head of Garlic - as many as you want.
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Make a tray of aluminum foil to place your garlic on and to be used on the grill.
  2. Peel outer layer of "skin" off the garlic head.
  3. Slice off the top so all cloves are exposed.
  4. Drizzle Olive Oil, sprinkle Salt & Pepper.
  5. Set up your grill for indirect cooking.
  6. Place on grill/smoker for at least an hour. The longer you cook it, the softer the cloves get.


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Frank January 18, 2015 at 6:13 am

What temp would you smoke the garlic at, and if you made extra would you store it in the fridge?


Kevin January 18, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Frank – low temp – around 225. And I separate the cloves and store in the freezer. They stay good that way for a long time!


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