Instant Pot Roasted Garlic


Roasted garlic made in the Instant Pot may not be as golden brown in color as garlic roasted in the oven, but the flavor is still wonderful! Add some to mashed potatoes, aioli, garlic bread, or hummus — the possibilities are endless!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 large head garlic

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • salt to taste


  1. Place a steamer basket in the bottom of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Add water up to the bottom of the steamer basket.

  2. Cut off top 1/4 inch of garlic head. Place head, cut-side up, into the steamer basket; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Close and lock the lid. Select Poultry function according to the manufacturer's instructions; set the timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to the manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Transfer garlic to a plate and let cool until easily handled, about 5 minutes. Squeeze garlic pulp into a glass jar and refrigerate.


Double or triple the recipe if desired. You can cook as many garlic heads as will fit in the basket.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

51 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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