Air Fryer Vidalia Onions

June 8, 2020Kristy
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These Air Fryer Vidalia Onions are the perfect side dish with grilled foods!

Have you ever had a delicious Grilled Vidalia Onion? If so, then you will LOVE these Air Fryer Vidalia Onions. 

Air Fryer Vidalia Onions

What states grow Vidalia Onions?


That’s it!  I had never truly had a Vidalia onion until we went to Georgia…life changing.  I actually ordered them this year straight from the source, Morris Farms. They are so perfect, we love to pair ours with grilled steak.

Will Vidalia Onions Make your eyes water?

Air Fryer Vidalia Onions

Not at all like the traditional white onions, they are much lower in pyruvic acid, so you’ll enjoy chopping these much more than the not so sweet kind.

There is actually quite a lot of history behind the Vidalia onion, they even have a museum in Vidalia, Georgia where you can learn all about them.

I’ll tell you too…the traditional sweet onions and Vidalia Onions are different, both sweet…but not equally the same.  

We love our Grilled Vidalia Onions so much though I thought I’d try these in the Air Fryer.  They are also perfect to use in the Air Fryer Onion Rings or Air Fryer Blooming Onion too.

If you are going for a low-carb option though, this Air Fryer Vidalia Onion is just what you need!

When is the best time to buy and eat Vidalia onions?

Air Fryer Vidalia Onions

The season starts in late spring and goes right into early fall, this makes the summer and fall grilling season a wonderful time to make these.  We typically buy a box of them around May and then they last us throughout the summer.

Tips for Making Air Fryer Vidalia Onions:

There are very specific steps to make these Air Fryer Vidalia Onions, it’s imperative that you do each step to get the most flavor out of the onion. 

In particular, the ice cube that will be inside the onion is going to help it stay moist so that it does not dry out during the cooking process.  The beef bouillon cube will bring out that great sweet flavor.

Air Fryer Vidalia Onions

We’ve also found that in testing this in a variety of air fryers, they all tend to heat a bit differently about 5 minutes of the time difference between different models.  It’s best to cook these for 20 minutes, at 20 minutes if it’s not tender enough for your preference, add an additional 5 minutes.

It will be soft and translucent in color, easy to pull off the onion with a fork.

How do you make Vidalia Onions in the Ninja Foodi?

These can also easily be made in the Ninja Foodi as Ninja Foodi Vidalia Onions.  If you make these in the Ninja Foodi, use the air crisp basic and the air crisp function.

Now let’s get to this tasty recipe for Air Fryer Vidalia Onions! 

Air Fryer Vidalia Onions

Air Fryer Vidalia Onions

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Make these wonderful, flavorful Air Fryer Vidalia Onions!


  • 2 Vidalia Onions
  • 2 Beef Bouillon Cubes
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Ice Cubes
  • 2 Sheets of Foil


  1. Begin by peeling the onion and carving a hole in the center of the onion.
  2. Place the onion on a sheet of foil.
  3. In that hole, place the beef bouillon cube in the hole as well as the butter.
  4. Push this down in the hole.
  5. Add the ice cube right on top of the hole and wrap the onion up in the foil.
  6. Repeat the steps for the additional onion.
  7. Place each wrapped onion in the basket of the air fryer or ninja foodi and cook at 390 degrees for 20 minutes.
  8. At 20 minutes, carefully (it's hot) pull back the foil and see if it's soft enough for your liking. If so remove and serve. If not, add an additional 5 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 596mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g
Air Fryer Vidalia Onions



  • Ken

    June 10, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    This looked good to me. Evidently my air fryer is way different. So far I checked at 20 minutes, still hard, 30 minutes still hard. I set for another 15 minutes and waiting to see if it is tender in that time.

    1. Kristy

      June 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      Hi! It definitely shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes, did you use a sweet Vidalia onion and is the air fryer and onion hot? What air fryer are you using?

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