Slow cookers make burn-free roasted garlic

Whip up a garlicky compound butter by taking your mashed roasted garlic and mixing it with butter before adding in parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, or any other herb of your choice.

This spread is excellent slathered on some crusty French bread or as a marinade rubbed over a whole turkey or chicken before cooking.

Stir your roasted garlic into mashed potatoes or use it to enrich a pasta sauce.

Spice up your condiments like mayonnaise or mustard by blending with roasted garlic, or make a homemade hummus.

Mix it with ground beef for a little extra zing in those burgers or in meatballs.

One of the best parts of making a big batch of roasted garlic in the slow cooker is that you can easily freeze it for later use.

Just use what you need immediately, portion the rest, store it in air-tight containers or freezer bags, label them with the date, and throw them in the freezer.