Blooming Onions Recipe
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Blooming Onions Recipe

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Instead of being battered and deep-fried, this onion is brushed with melted butter and mustard, sprinkled with bread crumbs and seasonings and baked. It's an impressive-looking appetizer, and the dip can be used for veggies and crackers, too. —Kendra Doss, Kansas City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 65 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. With a sharp knife, slice 1/2 in. off the top of the onions; peel onions. Cut each into 16 wedges to within 1/2 in. of root end.
  2. Place each onion on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Fold foil around onions and seal tightly. Place in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine butter and mustard. Open foil; fold foil around onions. Brush butter mixture over onions; sprinkle with bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
  4. Bake 18-22 minutes longer or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Serve with onions. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Blooming Onions in Healthy Cooking February/March 2011, p63

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justmbeth 177307
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"Onion was good. Tender with good flavor. Loved the easy prep. Add the horseradish to the sauce as others recommend, and I agree it is a necessity. If you are looking for a duplicate of the fried variety, you may be disappointed. But overall, I enjoyed it and will make again."

orneryelmer 194056
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"I loved the sauce but the onion was only ok."

maryvandorin 194125
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"I just made this last week and my husband and I really liked it. I also added horseradish to the sauce."

niferschmidt 194120
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"Very good! The family liked it. Now I'm looking forward to serving it at a party."

gufdi420 114560
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"We also liked pulling all the segments apart after the first 20 minutes and coating all the onion slices with the mustard/butter mix and then sprinkling with the topping (of which we used Amaranth Cereal Flakes for a g/f version). It was easier to get the portions on plates for sharing."

pasmith95621 194055
Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"This was fabulous! I will make it again and again. I never thought I'd be able to really enjoy a blooming onion without the guilt, but this was delicious! I did however use regular sour cream and panko crumbs as it's what I had on hand. I will definitely make sure I have fat free sour cream on hand for this in the future. The only thing that I added to the sauce was horseradish, as I like it spicy...just a personal preference. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!"

danielleylee 177164
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"This tasted great! I will definitely make this again."

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