Ultimate onion rings

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
27 min
7 min
20 min
Yes, it's possible to enjoy onion rings without an insane amount of calories. Our version is lightened with low-fat buttermilk and gets an extra pop of flavor thanks to Old Bay seasoning. You'll also love the fact that they can be made in less than half an hour. Instead of deep-frying and using lots of oil, the onion rings are breaded and then baked in the oven until they're perfectly golden and crispy. It is the high oven temperature that gives these flavorful onion rings their extra crispiness. You should use an oven thermometer to check the accuracy of your oven before proceeding with this recipe for the best results.


All-purpose flour


Low-fat buttermilk

1 cup(s)

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp

Dried plain breadcrumbs

½ cup(s), plain variety

Seafood seasoning

½ tsp, Old Bay variety

Uncooked vidalia onion(s)

2 large, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch rounds and separated into 32 rings

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spray two large baking sheets with nonstick spray.
  2. Put the flour in a large zip-close plastic bag. Whisk together the buttermilk, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Combine the bread crumbs and Old Bay seasoning in a large shallow bowl.
  3. Add the onion rings, a few at a time, to the flour and shake to coat. Dip the rings, one at a time, in the buttermilk mixture, then coat with the bread crumbs, transferring the rings as they are coated to the prepared baking sheets. Bake until golden and crispy, about 20 minutes.
  4. Per serving: 8 onion rings