I needed a good onion rings recipe last weekend. I found a bunch of excellent ones. Beer-battered onion rings won the day, but there are many new variations I’d never thought of.
Keto onion rings, air fryer onion rings, bacon-wrapped, beer-battered, spicy, quinoa-crusted and chicharon onion rings. Onion strings, onion straws, onion dippers, even a jalapeno popper stuffed version.
And be sure to check out the last recipe. Ladies and gentlemen… Bacon-wrapped Pineapple Mozzarella Onion Rings a.k.a. Bacon Donuts.
1. Low Carb Air Fried Onion Rings
This recipe for Low Carb Air Fried Onion Rings makes for a great appetizer. Clever use of flour and bread alternatives keep them low-carb too. This has been the most popular recipe ever posted on this site!
From: The Sugar Free Diva
2. Beer Battered Onion Rings Recipe
3. Quinoa Crusted Onion Rings
Healthy Onion Rings that’re light, crunchy and delicious. Oven-baked with a novel use of quinoa on the coating.
From: Wendy Polisi
4. Vegan Buffalo Onion Rings
Baked not fried, super crispy, incredibly easy to prepare. They’re spicy too and the healthiest way to enjoy some onion rings.
From: Rabbit & Wolves
5. Onion Straws with Chipotle Pepper Aoili
A little like onion french fries, onion straws make a tasty appetizer or side dish. Make them totally irresistible with this spicy garlic aoili dip. This recipe takes a little bit of extra preparation time but the results are superb.
From: Small Town Woman
6. Spicy Buttermilk Onion Rings
This recipe gives you a short history of onion rings! They’re from Texas, first served up around 1921, but maybe via France. Whatever their true origin, this recipe will be at home on your table.
From: Home Sick Texan
7. Pickled Onion Rings Recipe
I like pickled onions but have never attempted to try them deep-fried. This recipe from Tom Kerridge shows you how and why.
From: BBC Good Food
8. Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Onion Rings
Cheese and onions are a classic combination. This onion ring recipe combines both with added chilli pepper heat. Step-by-step instructions with good photographs here if you’re looking to make rings with a spicy, cheesy twist.
From: Growing Up Bilingual
9. Chicharon Onion Rings
Chicharon is fried pork rinds. I confess I had to look it up. Smash ’em up and use them to coat your sliced onion rings. Bake for 10 minutes each side and you’ll be the proud owner of some very crunchy treats.
From: Naughty Kitchen
10. Oven-Baked Onion Rings
A solid onion ring recipe here from one of our favorite food bloggers. Also includes a recipe for a super-simple spicy dip.
From: Fitness Food Diva
11. Crispy Coconut Onion Rings
Oh, I like this one. Sweet coconut flakes bring a new flavor to these delicious creations. Num recommends a sourish dip for these beauties to offset the mild, sweet coconut. Includes timing and temperatures for baking too as well as frying.
From: Num’s the Word
12. Bacon Onion Rings with Adobe Aoili
A trio of bacon-wrapped onion rings now. First, we have a recipe for rings and a spicy adobe garlic mayonnaise (aioli) dip.
From: TJ’s Taste
13. Air Fryer Keto Bacon Onion Rings
Warm up the air fryer! You’re going to be making some bacon onion rings and they’re going to be low carb. A very satisfying two-ingredient snack.
From: Hip 2 Keto
14. Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings
Finally, if bacon-wrapped rings weren’t enough to tease your buds of taste, how about coating them with a sticky, spicy sriracha glaze? Here’s how to do it.
From: Kirbie Cravings
15. Baked Gluten-Free Parmesan Onion Rings
Crispy, garlicky and delicious, this recipe is the result of testing at least nine different versions. So they’re seriously good. Haute cuisine onion rings. So tasty the only dip you’ll need is melted butter.
From: Cooking with Mamma C
16. Paleo Onion Rings with Spicy Mayo Dip
Carb and grain-free, these rings use pork panko crumbs (a little like the chicharon recipe earlier). The dipping sauce recipe alone – with lime, paprika and balsamic ketchup – is worth checking out.
From: Our Paleo Life
17. Vidalia Onion Rings with Parmesan
Vidalia is the variety of sweet onion recommended for most of these recipes. This onion ring recipe is the only one here without a coating. Finish off with plenty of grated Parmesan.
From: Kalyn’s Kitchen
18. Keto-Friendly Battered Onion Rings with Almond Flour
Regular wheat flour is replaced by low-carbohydrate almond flour in this recipe. Gives them a nice crunch. Ketoship also recommends frying in coconut oil which is a much healthier option than something like canola oil.
19. Mozzarella Stick Onion Rings
Mmmmozzarella. All melted and cunningly concealed inside rings of onion. Next level stuff. The only way this could be improved on is wrapping in bacon. So…
From: Recipes Instant
20. Bacon-wrapped Pineapple Mozzarella Rings
a.k.a. Bacon Donuts
Bacon… Donuts? With pineapple? Does that make these Hawaiian onion rings? Wow.
We’ve left the best, or most ambitious, for last. There’s a lot going on in this recipe. Pineapple rings, onion, mozzarella are carefully crafted then wrapped in plenty of bacon.
From: Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ