Grilled Blooming Onion

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Grill: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2023
This grilled blooming onion is good when served with almost any type of grilled meat. —Johnnie McLeod, Bastrop, Louisiana
Grilled Blooming Onion Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large sweet onion (14 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or oregano
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. With a sharp knife, slice 1/2 in. off top of onion; peel onion. Cut into 12-16 wedges to within 1/2 in. of root end.
  2. Place onion on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Open wedges slightly; sprinkle with thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Drizzle with butter. Fold foil around onion and seal tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat until tender, 30-35 minutes.

Grilled Blooming Onion Tips

What kind of sauce should you serve with a grilled blooming onion?

Grilled blooming onions are often dipped in a horseradish or sour cream sauce. Try making the sauce from our other blooming onion recipe. It’s also yummy (and easy) to dip in a ketchup or a classic barbecue sauce!

What kind of onion is best for grilling?

Red onions are great for grilling because they keep their texture and don’t turn mushy, but Vidalia or other sweet onions are other good options as well.

Are grilled blooming onions healthy?

This grilled blooming onion recipe is a healthy side dish option, as onions contain a lot of health benefits. Check out more healthy side dish recipes.

Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1/4 onion: 66 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 322mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Recommended Video

More from Taste of Home