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a jar of dehydrated garlic chips on a bench alongside a mortar and pestle and whole garlic bulbs

Dehydrated Garlic (and how to make garlic powder)

  • Author: Emma Lee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Jar
  • Category: Preserving
  • Method: Dehydrating
  • Cuisine: Australian


Tires of sub-par tasteless, imported garlic in the colder months?  Here’s how to make homemade dehydrated garlic cloves and garlic powder and have year-round garlic for all your cooking needs.


  • Lots of garlic cloves


  1. Separate each garlic bulb into cloves. Peel each clove of garlic of its outer skin.
  2. Assemble your food processor with a 2mm slicing disc. Slice all of the cloves into thin slices. If you are using a mandoline, aim for relatively uniform pieces.
  3. Lay all the garlic slices in a single layer onto dehydrator trays.
  4. Turn the dehydrator on to 60 degrees C and leave to dry for 8-10 hours until there is no moisture left and the garlic slices snap when broken.
  5. Once cool. store in airtight containers or mason jars for up to 12 months


Generally, I get at least one year’s shelf life from my dehydrated garlic flakes if they are dried correctly and stored in a cool dry place in preserving jars out of direct sunlight.

Keywords: garlic, dehydrating