Air Fryer Mushrooms: Crispy Goodness

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If you haven’t tried cooking mushrooms in an air fryer yet, you’re in for a treat. This clever kitchen gadget transforms ordinary mushrooms into a crispy, golden delight, all without the guilt of deep frying.

The recipe’s simplicity and rich earthy flavor make these air-fried mushrooms your new go-to snack, the perfect side dish, or accompaniment to a classic steak dinner.

Whip up a batch of these delicious air fryer mushrooms, and you’ll see why they’re a favorite in my household. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the step-by-step process of cooking mushrooms in an air fryer and share a simple yet mouth-watering recipe that’ll have you craving more.

Looking for more air fryer recipes? Try mini lasagna bites, air fryer garlic knots, or air fryer mozzarella sticks.

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🍄Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Fresh mushrooms: You can use your favorite type of mushrooms for this recipe. I love using cremini or white button mushrooms, but feel free to get creative with shiitake, oyster, or even portobello mushrooms. Just make sure they’re fresh and free of any blemishes.
  • Olive Oil
  • Spices: The mushrooms are seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  • Dried Herbs: The combination of basil, thyme, and oregano adds a lovely earthy, aromatic touch and extra flavor to the mushrooms. Feel free to customize the herbs or use your favorite dried herb blend.
Labeled ingredient photo for air fryer mushrooms.

🥣How to Make Air Fryer Mushrooms

  1. Prepping: Wash the mushrooms to remove any dirt or debris. You can gently clean them with a damp paper towel or a soft brush. Dry them thoroughly since excess moisture can prevent them from getting crispy in the air fryer. If you’re using larger mushrooms, cut them into 2-4 pieces so they cook evenly.
  2. Seasoning: In a large bowl, combine the mushrooms with olive oil, salt, white pepper, granulated garlic, paprika, and dried herbs. Toss everything together until all the mushrooms are evenly coated with the seasonings.
  3. Air Fry: Place the seasoned mushrooms in the air fryer basket, arranging them in a single layer or two, depending on the size of your air fryer. Avoid overcrowding the basket. Cook for 10-13 minutes at 390 degrees F, shaking the basket a few times as they cook.
Adding the spices to the mushrooms.
Adding the spices
Air fryer mushrooms in the air fryer before cooking.
Before air frying
Mushrooms in the air fryer after cooking.
After air frying

🍴Serving Ideas

One of the great things about this air fryer mushroom recipe is its versatility – it can be served in various ways to suit your mood, the occasion, or even the time of day. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • As an appetizer: Arrange the air fryer mushrooms on a platter with toothpicks for a quick and easy appetizer to impress your guests. You can also serve them with a side of dipping sauce – think ranch, blue cheese, or even a tangy marinara.
  • In a salad: Add some texture and flavor to your favorite green salad by tossing in these tasty morsels. They pair beautifully with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and a light vinaigrette.
  • As a side dish: These mushrooms are a great vegetable side dish for your main course, whether grilled chicken, steak, or a hearty vegetarian dish.
  • In a sandwich: Level up your sandwich game by adding these air fryer mushrooms to your favorite sandwich or wrap. They add an extra layer of flavor to your lunchtime feast.
  • On a pizza: Who doesn’t love a good mushroom pizza? Use these air fryer mushrooms as a topping for your homemade pizza, and you’ll never go back to using raw mushrooms again.
Bowl of air fryer mushrooms.

💭How to Store

These mushrooms store well, so you can enjoy them later. Place leftover mushrooms in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, pop them back in the air fryer at 350°F for a few minutes or until they’re warmed through.

If you want to store the mushrooms longer, you can freeze them. Arrange the cooked mushrooms in a single layer on a baking sheet, then place the sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours.

Once the mushrooms are frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag and store them for up to three months. To reheat, place the frozen mushrooms directly in the air fryer at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or until heated.

⭐Tips

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • I recommend using either white button or cremini mushrooms, as they hold up well to the cooking process and have a delightful, earthy flavor. Plus, they’re easy to find at most grocery stores. Choose fresh, firm mushrooms with no signs of sliminess or mold.
  • Avoid rinsing the mushrooms under water, as they can absorb moisture and become soggy. Once your mushrooms are clean, trim off any tough or woody stems.
  • Remember, you can always get creative with your seasonings, but be sure not to overpower the natural taste of the mushrooms!
Air fryer mushrooms on a fork.

📝FAQ

Can I use other types of mushrooms in this recipe?

Absolutely! While I usually go with white button or cremini mushrooms, you can experiment with other varieties, like shiitake or oyster mushrooms. Just remember that cooking times may vary depending on the type and size of the mushrooms you use.

Can I make these mushrooms ahead of time?

Air fryer mushrooms taste best when served immediately, as they can lose their crispiness over time. However, if you need to make them in advance, reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes before serving to restore their crunch.

Are air fryer mushrooms healthy?

Yes! Air frying is a healthier alternative to traditional methods, using little to no oil. Plus, mushrooms are low in calories and have nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. These tasty air fryer mushrooms are a healthy side dish!

Can I cook other vegetables along with the mushrooms?

You certainly can! Feel free to add other veggies, like zucchini, bell peppers, or cherry tomatoes, to the air fryer basket along with the mushrooms. Just keep in mind that cooking times may vary based on the type and size of the vegetables. Be sure to check for doneness as you go.

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Air Fryer Mushrooms Recipe

Published By Anne
Elevate your side dish game with these delectable air fryer mushrooms! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, they're a mouthwatering side that's ready in minutes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Servings: 4
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Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 teaspoon dried herbs basil, thyme, oregano

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 390F. Wash and dry the mushrooms from excess moisture, and cut large mushrooms into 2-4 parts. Transfer to a medium bowl.
    1 pound mushrooms
  • Add salt, spices, and olive oil to the mushrooms.
    1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/3 teaspoon salt, 1/3 teaspoon pepper, 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/3 teaspoon paprika, 1/3 teaspoon dried herbs
  • Mix everything thoroughly so that each piece of mushroom is evenly coated.
  • Put the mushrooms in the air fryer basket in one or two layers. Fry at 390F for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, shake the air fryer basket a few times while stirring the mushrooms. Cook for 3 more minutes.

Notes

  • Serve mushrooms hot or warm with fresh herbs.
  • Avoid rinsing the mushrooms under water, as they can absorb moisture and become soggy. Once your mushrooms are clean, trim off any tough or woody stems.
  • Remember, you can always get creative with your seasonings, but be sure not to overpower the natural taste of the mushrooms!
  • One common mistake when cooking with an air fryer is overcrowding the basket, leading to uneven cooking. Make sure there is room for the air to circulate.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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