Enjoy the sweet perfection of roasted garlic in this sour cream-based dip. Grab your favorite potato chips, pretzels, or veggies for dunking in this game-day-ready snack.
Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner! Don't worry if you're not a football fan - I'm giving the food top billing. It's one of those days that is defined by a spread of snacks like this roasted garlic dip... and noshing all day long is just expected. My favorite kind of day!
Why you will love this recipe
Satisfy all of your chip and dip cravings with Caramelized onion dip, Bacon horseradish dip, and my favorite taco dip.
You only need a handful of ingredients to make this savory dip. Roasting the garlic turns it into a sweet delicacy.
How to roast garlic
- Remove the loose, outer papery skins from the head of garlic. Slice a thin layer (¼ inch) off of the top of the garlic, exposing the cloves. The whole head of garlic should remain intact.
- Drizzle a little olive oil over the cut surface. Wrap the head of garlic in foil and roast in a 400-degree oven for 40-60 minutes. The roasting time will depend on the size of the garlic head. Start checking the garlic for doneness after 40 minutes and continue roasting until soft and golden brown.
- Once cool enough to handle, squeeze the roasted garlic from the skins. Chop or smash with a fork.
Use the roasted garlic to punch up the flavor of salad dressings, mayonnaise (like this garlic aioli), pan sauces, and more.
Step-by-step instructions for garlic dip
See the recipe card for complete instructions and ingredient amounts.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, roasted garlic, chives, and vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Refrigerate overnight to allow time for the flavors to blend.
- Serve with your favorite dippers - potato chips, tortilla chips, veggies, etc.
Roasting garlic mellows its sharp flavor and brings out its sweetness. It's delicious in dips, dressings, and sauces. Raw garlic is full of a stronger, more pungent flavor.
Some studies indicate raw garlic may have more health benefits. However, it's really a matter of personal preference since fresh and roasted garlic taste very different.
Roasting garlic at too high of a temperature can cause bitterness. For best results, drizzle oil on the head of garlic, wrap it in aluminum foil, and roast at 400 degrees. It can take 40-60 minutes for the garlic to become soft, tender, and sweet. Start checking the garlic at 40 minutes and bake longer if necessary.
Mixing bowl | Measuring cups and spoons
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Roasted Garlic Dip with Chives
- 2 heads garlic
- 2-3 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cups sour cream
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (plus extra for garnishing)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
- ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Remove the loose, outer papery skins from the heads of garlic. Slice a thin layer (¼ inch) off of the top of the garlic, exposing the cloves. The whole head of garlic should remain intact.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the cut surface. Wrap each head of garlic in aluminum foil and roast in a 400-degree oven for 40-60 minutes. Start checking the garlic for doneness after 40 minutes and continue roasting until soft and golden brown. (When squeezed, the cloves should easily come out of the skins.)
- Once the garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze the roasted garlic from the skins. Chop or smash and add to a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
- Refrigerate the dip overnight in an airtight container. Serve with potato chips, pretzels, or veggies. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.
Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary depending upon the exact amounts and specific ingredients used.
This post was originally published in January 2020 and has been updated.
Going to a family party in a few days and made this so the flavors could marry. I swiped some though...you know...taste test and quality control. Its fantastic!
I'm so happy you love this dip, Laura. I totally agree with the importance of taste tests and quality control!!