I found this tip on Real Simple's website. I love roasted garlic but hate that it takes almost an hour to make. I tried this out using my Pampered Chef deep covered baker and it was really quick & easy (not that roasting garlic in the oven is hard!). I do prefer the color that the garlic turns in the oven, but this method is great if you are running short on time.
I used the garlic for dinner last night in one of our favorite dishes - Smoky Chicken Pasta. It was great!!
It takes 45 minutes to roast garlic in the oven but less than 8 in the microwave.
Slice off the top of the head to reveal all the cloves.
Place the head in a small, deep dish, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of good olive oil.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of water into the bottom of the dish, cover it with plastic wrap, and cook at medium power for 7 to 7 1/2 minutes.
Let stand for a few minutes before unwrapping.