Baked Onion Rings

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Ditch the deep fryer and the grease in favor of these easy and delicious Baked Onion Rings! These rings are crispy and full of flavor!

Delicious and crispy homemade Onion Rings that are baked in the oven. Life-in-the-Lofthouse

If you love onion rings, but hate the hassle of deep frying them in hot oil, or feel guilty from consuming all of that extra grease, then these Baked Onion Rings are just what you need!

They are an easy and indulgent way to still enjoy your favorite side dish, but without all that guilt and deep frying nonsense.

These onion rings get their heavenly crispy crust from being coated in a mixture of flour, seasonings and Panko bread crumbs. After being thoroughly coated, they are then placed onto a baking sheet and baked until they are nice and golden brown. Dip them in some fry sauce and you’ll transcend into crunchy onion ring heaven!

Few things are better than a lightened up version of a typically calorie-filled classic. Especially when the new version tastes just as good, if not better, than the not so healthy version. So what are you waiting for? Heat up that oven and get to baking up these show stopping Baked Onion Rings!

Delicious and crispy homemade Onion Rings that are baked in the oven. Life-in-the-Lofthouse


Just a few simple ingredients are all you need for these delicious Baked Onion Rings!

  • Onion: sliced into thin rings.
  • Flour and seasonings: to get that yummy, flavorful coating.
  • Eggs: to help bind and hold the coating onto the rings.
  • Panko bread crumbs: to create that coating nice and crispy.


Try my fry sauce recipe here: Utah Fry Sauce. This amazing stuff is a dipping sauce that’s used to dip just about anything in. We use it on burgers, sandwiches, corn dogs, chicken nuggets, fries, and onion rings (just to name a few)! It’s so simple, yet SO tasty.


If fry sauce doesn’t sound like a sauce you’d like, then no worries! Here’s a few other dipping options that are just as tasty:

  • Ranch: keep it simple and dip your onion rings in some ranch! You can never go wrong with this dipping classic.
  • Onion sauce: this is a sauce that many of you will recognize from Outback! It does contain horseradish though, so it will have a little kick to it.
  • BBQ sauce: another dipping classic, but with a smokier taste.
  • Ketchup: you can’t go wrong with some classic ketchup!
  • Honey Mustard: this one is actually really tasty and has a slight sweetness to it that pairs deliciously with the onion rings!


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Baked Onion Rings

Servings 4


  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups Panko breadcrumbs


  • Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
    Peel off the outer layer of the onion. Cut off the ends and slice the rest of the onion into thick rings. Separate the rings and place in a bowl of water.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, seasoning salt, and chili powder.
    In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs together.
    In a third bowl, add the Panko bread crumbs.
  • Taking one onion ring at at time; toss it in the flour mixture, coating very well. Then dunk it in the eggs, being sure to coat all sides. Toss the ring in the Panko crumbs to coat.
    Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat process with all remaining rings. Spray the rings with nonstick spray (optional, but it helps to get them crispy!)
    Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve with your favorite sauces. Enjoy!



Delicious and crispy homemade Onion Rings that are baked in the oven. Life-in-the-Lofthouse
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15 thoughts on “Baked Onion Rings

  1. I’m watching the awards now, and wishing that I had some of these lovely onion rings to munch on! Onion rings are a weakness of mine, and yours look so nice and crispy I know I’d never resist them. πŸ™‚

  2. How Cute! Fry Sauce! Never heard of it. But I know people living in this here house will love it. Gonna mix me up some Fry Sauce this week! As for those onion rings….they look wonderful. You know I’ve never made homemade onion rings, and now there’s no excuse. Great post sweets, thanks!

  3. Nice! And I definitely like that they are baked – not fried. I have had horrible experiences trying to fry onion rings and keep the breading on…lol.

  4. These look delicious! They don’t have fry sauce where I live, but I often mix mayo and ketchup on my own for fries. What I love even more with onion rings are spicy horseradish based sauces (like the Outback steakhouse kind!)

    – Maggie

  5. Now these look waaaaay good! I LOVE onion rings! And these seem healthier by baking them. Good idea to add corn flakes to the mixture!

  6. I need to try these! I love onion rings but would feel guilty eating them if they were fried. Baked = no guilt! And it even counts as a serving of vegetables, right? Right??? πŸ˜‰

  7. Oh yum. I totally had other plans for making dinner tomorrow night but now I think I need to change the menu so that baked onion rings will fit in!

  8. Holly, these onion rings look so fun. I love onion rings but hate the greasy spoon feel. Definately going to try these.

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