Ranch dressing is fine, but if you want a dip that is sure to impress, then you MUST try this incredibly flavorful Roasted Garlic Dip. If you’ve never experienced the magic that is roasted garlic, you have been missing out. It has so much less of a bite to it than raw garlic and is actually sweeter too.
Combined with sour cream, mayo, chopped green onion, and just a touch of dill, roasted garlic becomes the answer to why the veggie platter is suddenly empty! This Roasted Garlic Dip is so fast to throw together, it isn’t even worth considering a store-bought dip.
Plus, the smell of garlic roasting in the oven is like culinary heaven.
Bring Garlic Dip to your next party to serve next to veggies and chips, or use it as an appetizer with warm pita and cheeses. You can even just make some for yourself and use it as a sandwich spread.
Why this recipe works
Make-ahead – Even as a food blogger, I want my time in the kitchen to be quick, easy, and still produce fantastic results. This dip meets all those needs and you can even make it ahead of time! Absolutely the most quintessential dip for parties, bring this one as the most addictive football dip.
Versatile – See below for all the ways you can dress up this dip from changing up seasonings that complement garlic to the variety of dippers that can be enjoyed.
Different – It’s common when people need a dip recipe to divert to corn dip, crockpot Velveeta Queso or old favorites like ranch dip or cucumber dip, and ALL of those are great. Mix up the appetizer tray at your next party and serve this dip alongside onion dip for a unique (and delicious) menu that not everyone is used to.
- Garlic bulbs — remove any excess garlic skin and trim the tops.
- olive oil
- sour cream — I prefer a full-fat variety, but you can use low-fat too. Make sure it’s a good brand such as Daisy or Horizon Organic.
- mayonnaise — any type of mayo, be it original or made without eggs will do.
- green onions — thinly sliced
- fresh dill — chopped
- salt and pepper
- Chill! I know, I know, it’s hard to not eat this dip right away, but let the flavors meld together in the fridge at least an hour before devouring this dip. It really makes a difference
- Use a good sour cream: Because this dip has so few ingredients, every one of them counts. That goes double for the sour cream. Use a good FULL FAT brand such as Daisy or Horizon Organic.
How to make Garlic Dip
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PREP: Preheat oven to 400. Cut the top off of each garlic to expose the garlic clove. Peel off loose garlic paper.
- Fold a piece of foil in half and place the garlic in the center. Drizzle with olive oil.
- Wrap the foil around the bulbs and fold the edges to seal. Roast for 30 minutes. Cool completely.
- Squeeze each clove from the paper into a bowl. It helps to pull the clove away from the bulb and press onto the bottom of the clove.
- The clove should slide out of the garlic paper. Repeat until all cloves are in the bowl.
- Mash cloves with potato masher or fork.
- Add sour cream, mayonnaise, green onions and dill. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, garlic, whether raw or roasted, has many health benefits. It can have a positive impact on your cardiovascular system, can help your immune system, and also act against inflammation.
Garlic is roasted in its skin primarily to reduce the risk of it burning during the roasting process. Plus, it’s really easy to remove the remainder of the skin after roasting is complete.
What can I say, you maybe should make a double batch because this Garlic Dip can be so much more than just a dip! Serve it with pasta or use in place of sour cream on baked or mashed potatoes. Garlic Dip makes a delicious sandwich spread or can be thinned with olive oil and used as a salad dressing. You can even use it as a rub before you roast chicken!
This Roasted Garlic dip can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for one week. I wouldn’t recommend freezing the dip as dairy dips never tend to taste the same after being frozen.
YES! In fact, we even recommend making at least one day in advance to let the flavors meld together well and get it nice and cold. Just be sure to seal tightly as garlic is fragrant.
Want other delicious dip recipes? Check out some of my favorites for your next party:
- Cucumber Dip
- Whipped Olive Feta Dip
- Hot Cocoa Dip
- Peanut Butter Apple Dip
- Green Goddess Dip
- Baked Onion Dip
- Baked Ricotta Dip
- Feta Cheese Dip
- Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip
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