Bacon and onion rings? Could anything be more indulgent? These bacon wrapped onion rings are crispy and totally delicious. Add some of Rhonda's famous ranch dressing and you have yourself a recipe for success!
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Can we just talk about how easy these are for a moment? They are ridiculously easy and they really only need two ingredients. Although the bacon-wrapped onion ring recipe technically has 4 possible ingredients, you really could make it with only two and it would still taste delicious.
Brings these to a potluck, or family gathering, or use them as a side dish, or a snack! Regardless of how you use them, they are still going to be delicious and easy to make.
Even my kids gobbled them up! Okay honestly, one ate them and one of them took the onion out and ate just the bacon! These might be a bit more adult-friendly than kid-friendly, but I still used them as a part of our dinner. Delicious!
You will need the following ingredients and an air fryer to make this recipe.
My current air fryer is the Gourmia Air fryer, which can be found on my kitchen essentials Amazon storefront.
Thin cut bacon
Two onions are only an estimate. How many onions you need will depend on how large your onions are. You will use the largest part of the onions for this recipe and then discard or save the smaller pieces for use later.
I love making skillet meals so the leftover onions never go to waste and are easy to incorporate again into a cast-iron skillet meal.
You can vary these instructions based on what works for you. If you need two pieces of bacon instead of one, then do that! If you find a different way to wrap the onion, then do that! Remember that these are just guidelines!
Slice onions approximately ¼ inch thick. Separate onions in large circles that are two onion rings thick. You will discard or keep extra smaller slices.
Wrap each onion ring with 1 bacon strip. You may need to stretch the bacon to get it around the onion. Larger onions may take 2 bacon strips.
Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
Place all bacon onion rings into a pre-heated air fryer. Air fry for 12 minutes or until desired crispness is obtained.
These are best served with a dip like Rhonda's Ranch dressing from theTrim Healthy Mama Cookbook. You can find the recipe on page 471.
Tips & Tricks
Don't be afraid to customize this recipe! When there are minimum ingredients, you can certainly play around with different modifications to make it fit your needs. One thing that I've wanted to try, but haven't quite got around to it yet is covering them in freshly ground pepper!
The sky is the limit!
- Although a thick cut will work, a thin cut is preferable for this recipe.
- When you are wrapping the onion, do two wraps at first to secure the bacon onto the onion ring.
Unfortunately, these do not store well in the refrigerator. They will become quite soggy. If you do store them in the refrigerator, you can reheat them in the air fryer and they will become crispy again. I recommend you only make as much as you will eat in one sitting.
- Air Fryer - This glass air fryer is on my wish list for a non-toxic alternative to air fryers!
- Measuring spoons
- Cutting board
- Knife for cutting the onions
Other Healing Home Recipes
Looking for more fun and easy recipes like these? Bacon-wrapped food is delicious and often is very easy. Check out my bacon-wrapped chicken, which also is another air fryer recipe.
A kid's favorite recipe is Pigs in the Blanket, but is there a way to make it a wee bit more healthy? Absolutely! Here is another great air fryer recipe that is Trim Healthy Mama friendly!
- Thin cut bacon
- 2 large onions
- 1 tbsp liquid aminos
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- Slice onions approximately ¼ inch thick.
- Separate onions in large circles that are two onion rings thick. You will discard or keep extra smaller slices.
- Wrap each onion ring with 1 bacon strip. You may need to stretch the bacon to get it around the onion. Larger onions may take 2 bacon strips.
- Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
- Place all bacon onion rings into a pre-heated air fryer. Air fry for 12 minutes or until desired crispness is obtained.
- These are best served with a dip like Rhonda's Ranch dressing from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Online calculators are estimates only. Please use your best judgement when consuming.