Grilled Blooming Onion

Grilled Blooming Onion

"We love the fried and breaded version of a blooming onion, but this grilled version is the perfect appetizer or snack for around the campfire. Plus you get to pick your own toppings so everyone gets what they want." Brittany Duty, Centerville, Maryland

Blooming Onion


Grilled Blooming Onion 

1 Large White Onion
1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil 
Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste
2 Tablespoons Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese 
2 Tablespoons Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese 
Your Choice Toppings/Seasonings:
Steak Sauce
Hot Sauce
Ranch Seasoning
Old Bay


Heat the grill.

Cut onion into 6 to 8 wedges, stopping 1/2-inch short if the bottom. Do not cut through to the bottom - leave the bottom intact. 

Cut out a piece of aluminum foil. 

Place onion on foil and slowly open up the onion a bit, pulling the wedges apart. 

Drizzle onion with olive oil. 

Season with salt and pepper. 

Add cheeses in the open center of the onion. 

Drizzle the entire onion with your sauce or seasoning of choice. 

Wrap it up tightly with foil and grill for 30 - 35 minutes, or until onion is tender.

Remove from grill and slowly open up the foil.

Serve immediately.