Baked Blooming Onion

Baked Bloomin' Onion! An easy skinny version of my favorite appetizer. DELICIOUS! | The Cookie Rookie

This Baked Blooming Onion is a healthier recipe for a favorite restaurant appetizer. A Superbowl spread wouldn’t be complete with this Bloomin’ Onion recipe! Make it healthier by baking instead of frying; just as delish!

Baked Blooming Onion! An easy skinny version of my favorite appetizer. DELICIOUS! | The Cookie RookieGrowing up in Missouri, the fine dining options are…slim.  Don’t get me wrong, there is some delicious food here (BBQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), but the options are limited.  As a kid, I seriously LOVED Outback Steakhouse (I know, I know).  It was a treat to go there and my favorite thing to get was the Bloomin’ Onion! Kids don’t worry about consuming thousands of calories for an appetizer, but my 32 year old body DOES have to worry about it.  I still want my blooming onion, but I really don’t want that to be the only thing I can afford to eat for days! That’s why this Baked Blooming Onion recipe is perfection.  Easily just as tasty, but a fraction of the calories and fat.  

Baked Blooming Onion

Baked Blooming Onion! An easy skinny version of my favorite appetizer. DELICIOUS! | The Cookie Rookie Baked Blooming Onion! An easy skinny version of my favorite appetizer. DELICIOUS! | The Cookie Rookie

I adapted this recipe from one of my VERY favorite blogs, Gimme Some Oven.  I’ve talked about Ali before…she is just so good.  I got to meet he at a conference earlier this year and she is just as sweet as she is talented.  Her photography is some of my favorite on the web, I hope you check her out!

Her recipe includes an easy and delicious dipping sauce to pair with this delish Baked Blooming Onion…get some!

 

Baked Blooming Onion! An easy skinny version of my favorite appetizer. DELICIOUS! | The Cookie Rookie Baked Blooming Onion! An easy skinny version of my favorite appetizer. DELICIOUS! | The Cookie RookieYou can make your man (or woman!) super happy by making this for the Superbowl.  I know that Pat will be propped in front of the tv for the day, only getting up to get more food.  I’ll be sure to have healthier options like this for him while he watches the last of the season’s football (hallelujah), and I watch commercials.  Should be a good time.

Baked Blooming Onion! An easy skinny version of my favorite appetizer. DELICIOUS! | The Cookie Rookie Baked Blooming Onion! ! An easy skinny version of my favorite appetizer. DELICIOUS! | The Cookie RookieEnjoy!

Baked Blooming Onion Recipe

Serves 6-8

Baked Blooming Onion

30 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 egg whites

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use a large knife to cut off the top about 1/4-inch of the onion until a few of the inside layers are exposed. Be careful to cut the top side, not the root side. Peel the outermost layer of the onion down to the root, leaving the root as is.
  2. Lay the onion cut side down on the cutting board. Then use a knife to section the onion into 16ths, beginning with your knife 1/8-inch away from the root and cutting straight down. You can cut more sections if you have an especially large onion. Once all cuts are complete, turn the onion over and set on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. The onion will fall open, but youâ??ll also want to use your fingers to separate the onion petals and open it completely.
  3. In a small, combine panko, paprika, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Whisk the egg whites together in a separate bowl.
  4. To coat the onion, I started in sections. I would coat each onion petal with egg whites and then sprinkle liberally with the panko mixture. I worked from the bottom to the top in each section, and then turned the onion to work on the next section. I brushed the entire onion with one more layer of egg white and sprinkled the mixture over the entire onion once done with the sections.
  5. Bake covered with aluminum foil for 5 minutes, then uncovered for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the onion is tender and the edges are browned.
  6. This recipe was adapted from one of my favorite blogs, Gimme Some Oven. She also includes an awesome sauce that tastes great with this onion!
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Calories
74 cal
Carbs
7 g
Protein
10 g


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Susie Gall
Wow!! I'm looking forward to making this Bloomin' Onion. Looks delicious and your photographs just keep getting better and better. Terrific job all around.
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
Girl, great photos! And I loveee that dang onion but not how it attaches to my butt. No bueno. This is one I can devour and not feel bad about !
Linda
This is so pretty. Your preparation of the onion makes me want to try it! Thanks for sharing. Linda
Linda
This looks awesome. It would be a great addition to any Super Bowl party buffet. We are hosting a Snacks for Super Bowl XLIX party. I hope you can run on over and share this. Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/snacks-for-super-bowl-xlix/
Heather / girlichef
I have not had a Bloomin' Onion in years - and I know I'm not going to be able to quench my craving now until I make one of these. I love that you but a baked spin on it - it looks SOOOO good!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
Oh! This looks sooo pretty - how festive! I haven't had a bloomin' onion in so long, and I love that this is baked!
    Becky Hardin
    Thanks Patricia! Yes its so nice to indulge in an app like this but not have to feel so guilty!
Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T
I love the idea of a baked bloomin' onion! Pinned!
Andrea @ Chocolate & Sea Salt
This just may be on my Super Bowl menu. Looks awesome and I love that it's baked! Pinned :)
linda
Please post the sauce for the bloomin' onion Thanks from Ohio
    Becky Hardin
    Hey Linda, if you click on the link in the article for the Gimme Some Oven original post, she put up an awesome and easy sauce recipe!! Hope that helps!
Tonja
Could you please let me know about how many carbs
    Becky Hardin
    Hey Tonya, I don't have a way of calculating nutritional info at this time. It's something I hope to add in the future!
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