When these came out of the oven, my hubby couldn’t help but eat 6 all own his own!

When these came out of the oven, my hubby couldn’t help but eat 6 all on his own!

Have you ever sat there on a comfy Friday night, craving a crunchy, savory snack, but then you suddenly remember the carb count? Well, my fellow onion ring enthusiasts, I’ve been there! That’s why I began my quest to capture all that delicious, crispy glory without violating our low-carb vows.

Enter my homemade creation that’s been a lifesaver on those snacky days: Low Carb Cheesy Onion Ring Chips. Born from a love of comfort food and a need for healthier options, this recipe lets us indulge without guilt. Whether you’re doing keto, cutting carbs, or just trying to eat a bit healthier, these cheesy delights are a game-changer.

Now, when it comes to pairing these bad boys, think about cooling dips or fresh salads. They’re a great companion to a zesty ranch dressing or a refreshing Greek yogurt dip with herbs. And if you’re feeling fancy, why not serve them alongside a juicy grilled steak or a lemony piece of grilled chicken? The possibilities? Endless!

Low Carb Cheesy Onion Ring Chips

Servings: Makes about 4 servings


2 large onions, sliced into 1/4-inch discs
1 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional for a kick)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 large eggs, beaten
2 cups shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese


Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Separate your onion slices into individual discs.
In a shallow dish, mix together almond flour, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
In another shallow dish, whisk your eggs until well beaten.
Dip each onion disc into the egg wash, let the excess drip off, and then coat it in the almond flour mixture.
Place the coated onion discs on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each disc.
Generously sprinkle shredded cheese over each disc, trying to keep the cheese on the onions rather than on the baking sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
Allow the onion ring chips to cool for a few minutes before removing them from the baking sheet with a spatula.

Variations & Tips:

If you’re in a pinch, replace almond flour with coconut flour or another low-carb flour of your choice; just keep in mind that coconut flour is quite absorbent, so you may need less.
You can switch up the cheeses for different flavors; parmesan gives a nice sharpness, or even a spicy pepper jack for a zesty twist.
To give your onion discs a bit of an herby flair, add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning to the almond flour mixture.
For those extra busy weeknights, you can prep your onion discs ahead of time, store them in the fridge on the baking sheet, and just pop them in the oven when you’re ready to enjoy. Talk about a time-saver!
And remember, all ovens are a little different, so make sure to keep an eye on your onion ring chips to prevent over-browning. They’re best served fresh and crisp, straight out of the oven!
Happy snacking, friends—enjoy every bite without the carb count creeping up on you!

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