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See my KETO ONION BOMB RECIPE for your next Keto Friendly Side Dish!

Please note: We do not follow a strict Keto diet. I may offer shortcuts and tips for those on a busy schedule.


This Keto Onion Bomb Recipe is a fun side dish or can even be a main dish if you love onions.  Flavors mix together in the oven, so the onion isn't overwhelming. If this looks like a great menu option, see below for the recipe!

Its kind of funny, I first thought of this recipe as a definite side dish.  But as I looked at it more it i believe it would be good as a main course and serve with some keto friendly sides like these Broccoli Bacon Cheese Muffins, or even a light veggie pasta!  The Italian seasoning in the filling will pair well with a small portion of pasta.

Onion Bomb Whole Onions (1 of 1)

Start with your favorite onion variety.  You will need them all to be about the same size, to cook at the same length of time.  I chose yellow onions for this recipe, but if you prefer the milder red onions or even Vidalia onions you can opt for any variety.

Keto Onion Bomb Cut Onions

First, chop ends off onions and remove inner layers (I found it easiest to do a criss-cross pattern with my knife and poke out each inner quarter of the onion.)  Repeat with each onion and place in a casserole dish or baking sheet with a lip.  If using  pork, be sure to line pan for easy cleanup.

Keto Onion Bomb Filled Onions (1 of 1)

Next, combine ingredients with ground beef or pork sausage and press into the inner ring of each onion.  When mixing the spices into the sausage, note that the egg is an optional binder, as the onion will keep the beef intact if you choose not to incorporate it.   If you are watching salt or cholesterol, you can choose to omit the egg or replace with a splash of egg beaters.  Finally, insert cheese cube and bake!

Keto Onion Bomb Finished (1 of 1)

You Can Print this recipe Below:

Yield: 4

Keto Onion Bomb

keto onion bomb recipe

These Onion Bombs are stuffed to perfection with ground beef or pork, and cheddar cheese.  Perfect main dish or as a side for a hearty dinner at home.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 4 onions, medium-sized
  • 1/2 lb ground beef, or mixture of beef and pork
  • 1 egg, optional for binding
  • Italian seasoning, to taste
  • 1/4 cup pork rinds, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • Worcestershire sauce, to taste, if using ground beef
  • 2 oz cheese, quartered - or more, as desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cut off each end of the onion, peel it, and then remove the inner layers.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the ground beef, Italian seasoning, pork rinds, Parmesan cheese and Worcestershire sauce. Add egg (optional).
  4. Press about one tablespoon of the meat mixture into each onion (the exact amount you use will depend on the size of your onions). Press down with your fingers to compact the meat, and then insert a cube of cheese.
  5. Top the cheese and fill the onion with the meat mixture.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes, until your desired level of doneness is achieved.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 128Saturated Fat 4gCholesterol 70mgSodium 237mgCarbohydrates 3gSugar 1gProtein 9g

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My family started doing Keto in June of 2018. We chose to do Keto because my husband has Ankylosing Spondylitis and my son has horrible Psoriasis.

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