How to Make Garlic Confit


Garlic Confit is super simple and adds so much flavor to your dishes! Here is how to make Garlic Confit in just 4 simple steps.

This is a recipe and how to post on how to make garlic confit. Calling all garlic lovers!

While toast continues to have a moment, Garlic Confit is the perfect addition to your toast layers. Most would look at this as a condiment but after you enjoy one piece of bread slathered with Garlic Confit you’ll see it’s really the star of the show.

Garlic cloves covered in olive oil and herbs in a white dish to make garlic confit.

So what does confit mean anyway?

Confit is French and means any sort of preserved food. You can confit meat, fruit, vegetables by slowly cooking food in a liquid. Once the food is cooked in the liquid, it prevents bacteria growth making the confit storable for a larger length of time.

Traditionally confit is known for duck or meat confit but many other options can be preserved this way. I can’t think of a better way than to use garlic!

How to make garlic confit with garlic bulbs.


3-4 garlic bulbs, all cloves peels

1 cup of extra virgin olive oil

fresh herbs

Air tight jar

Watch the Video Recipe Here

YouTube video

garlic confit with sliced bread.

How to Make the Garlic Confit

  1. Start by peeling apart all of your garlic bulbs until all cloves are separated and free of peel.
  2. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  3. Place the garlic cloves in a small baking dish. Pour over the extra virgin olive oil and arrange the herbs.
  4. Cover with tinfoil and bake until the garlic is completely soft. 1 hour to 1 hours and 15 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely and transfer to an airtight container.

Hack: you can buy fresh garlic already peeled in the produce section of your grocery store. Peeling garlic is also a great way to keep little kids busy!

Garlic covered in olive oil and herbs.

Ways to use Garlic Confit

Garlic confit can be used in so many ways. You can serve it warm with bread, add it to stews and soups or any recipe that calls for garlic. I love how spreadable the warm garlic confit is right out of the oven. Try using it in some of these recipes:

Tortellini and Spinach Soup

Easy Slow Cooker Chili

Vegetarian Shepards Pie

Tomato and Ricotta Tart with Pesto

How long do you need to cook Garlic Confit for?

If you’re roasting your garlic confit, cook it low and slow for at least 2 hours.

What temperature should you cook Garlic Confit at?

Cook the garlic confit on a lower temperature in your oven at 275 degrees.

What is garlic confit?

Garlic confit is a method used to preserve garlic by roasted it low and slow. The confit is garlic cooked in oil and persevered. You can use garlic confit as an additive in many dishes.

How long does garlic confit stay fresh?

Ensure your confit is properly sealed in a glass container. You can keep it in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.


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