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Air Fryer Onion Rings


Welcome back to another amateur recipe! If I can do it, so can you.


Today, we’re talking about this super easy recipe for Air Fryer Onion Rings! If you’re looking for the perfect recipe that’s lower in fats, I’m here with my recipe coming in at 200 calories & 4g of fat per serving!


Want to learn more? Keep reading to learn how to make this simple appetizer!

Can I Make Onion Rings in the Air Fryer?

The first question is first. Can you make onion rings in the air fryer? Absolutely you can! My biggest tip is to try not to overlap your rings in your air fryer to allow for even cooking.

How to Cook Onion Rings?

First, you’ll need your trusty air fryer cleaned and ready. Making onion rings in the air fryer is really not much different than making them in hot oil.
You first want to slice your onion into rings, then dredge them in eggs, flour and breadcrumbs. Once breaded, you’re going to LIGHTLY coat them with olive oil, cook them in your air fryer, and you’re done!

How to Cook Your Air Fryer Onion Rings?

With all my air fryer recipes, I always say the times will differ slightly depending on the type of air fryer you have. However, for this recipe, I cooked them at 355 degrees for 5 minutes on each side for a total of 10 minutes.


What About A Dipping Sauce?

Now for this recipe, the dipping sauce is totally optional. However, I always go with my trusty aioli, which you can find the recipe here. If you love garlic, you’re going to love my low-fat aioli sauce that you can pretty much eat with anything!

How to Make Air Fryer Onion Rings

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make these onion rings for my visual friends.

Step 1: First, you want to cut your onion rings into that classic ring shape. Make sure you’re cutting from the root and across- NOT the other way, or you won’t get those rings.  You want to use a yellow or Spanish onion for this recipe as they are a bit sweeter than the other kinds.

onions on a white cutting board

Step 2: Next, you want to get your 3 bowls of dredge ready. First, you want your flour, salt, pepper and optional cayenne in bowl one. Next, you want your eggs and milk in bowl two, and in bowl three, you want your panko breadcrumbs.  If you only have Italian breadcrumbs, that will work too.

3 bowls with flour, panko, and eggs

Step 3: You want to dredge your onion rings in an even coat, starting with your flour, then eggs, and finish with the panko.

uncooked onion rings on a white plate

Step 4: Next, you want to arrange your onion rings in your air fryer. You can place your rings inside one another if they’re small enough, as I did in the photo below.


LIGHTLY drizzle with oil once your rings are ready, set your air fryer to 355 degrees, and cook for 5 minutes on each side.


You can drizzle your onion rings with oil once you turn them over & pop them back in.

onion rings in a air fryer basket

Step 5: (if you’re making my sauce, hopefully, it’s done by now). Plate, serve and enjoy your delicious onion rings! I HIGHLY recommend eating this right out of the fryer, as like regular onion rings, they get cold relatively fast.

air fryer onion rings on a wooden cutting board

Let's Get Cooking

Air Fryer Onion Rings

If you're looking for the perfect onion ring recipe that's lower in fats, I'm here with my recipe coming in at 200 calories & 4g of fat per serving!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 211 kcal


  • 1 Medium White or Yellow Onion
  • 2 Eggs
  • Splash Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Pinch Salt & Pepper
  • 2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper Optional


  • Begin by slicing your onion into rings starting at the root.
  • Get your three bowls of dredge ready with your eggs & milk in one, your flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne in another, and your panko in the last bowl.
  • dredge your onion rings starting with your flour mix, then your egg, and finish in your panko.
  • Add to your air fryer and lightly coat with olive oil. Cook for 5 minutes at 355 degrees.
  • Once your timer goes off- flip your rings, reoil, and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Plate & enjoy!


Please Note:
  1. Depending on the size of your onion you may need more or less of the breading ingredients.
  2. The cook time for this recipe will also vary depending on the size of your air fryer. For example, I had to do 3 batches of onion rings for my air fryer.
  3. As your air fryer heats up, you may need to lower your temperature for additional batches.
  4. For best results, enjoy your onion rings right away!


Calories: 211kcal
Keyword air fryer, appetizer, onion rings, snack
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pinterest pin of air fryer onion rings

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