This Air Fryer Mushrooms Recipe is delicious, and easy to make! You only need a few basic ingredients to make them, and then you have a perfect snack, side dish, or meal topping.
Depending on how crispy you like your mushrooms, they can be a versatile and flavorful ingredient that can be used in a wide variety of dishes. They are perfect as a side dish to almost every meal too!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Making mushrooms in the air fryer is one of the easiest ways to prepare them! You have a delicious side dish that is full of flavor, with almost no prep time, and without the hassle of frying on the stovetop! If you haven't tried making them in the air fryer, you will love this recipe.
Want to try a few other ways to make mushrooms? You have to try these air fryer stuffed mushrooms, or these air fryer fried mushrooms. Both of these recipes are delicious appetizers that every mushroom lover will enjoy!
- mushrooms-I use white button mushrooms for this recipe, but you can use Baby Portobello mushrooms, button, cremini, or any other fresh mushrooms
- olive oil-you can also use melted butter
- garlic-fresh garlic minced add extra flavor, but you can substitute with teaspoon garlic powder
- kosher salt-I use Morton's Salt
- black pepper
Clean the mushrooms by washing in cold water. Use a paper towel or mushroom brush to wipe off any dirt off residue. Pat dry with paper towels.
Slice whole mushrooms into even slices, and remove stems. If using whole mushrooms, try to find small mushrooms as larger mushrooms can take longer to cook.
Place the sliced mushrooms in a medium bowl. Add the olive oil or melted butter, then add in the garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss together until well coated.
Transfer seasoned mushrooms to air fryer basket. Spread them out in a single layer, without over crowding the basket. Cook in batches if necessary.
Air fry at 400 degrees F for 5-7 minutes, depending on size of mushrooms. Add a minute or two at a time if necessary. They will be golden brown and have a slightly crispy texture.
Once done air frying, add additional seasonings to taste. You can also top them with parmesan cheese, onion powder, or other fresh herbs or seasonings.
Be sure to pick fresh mushrooms. The best ones to use are Portobello, shiitake, button, or cremini. They will be able to maintain there texture when air frying without becoming slimy.
When you are short on time, you can buy the mushrooms already sliced! Most grocery stores carry them right next to the whole mushrooms.
It is important to clean the mushrooms before you air fryer them. Don't soak them because they can become soggy. Just use a mushroom brush that has gentle bristles or a paper towel to wipe any dirt.
Mushrooms can take on the flavor of what they have been seasoned with, so add your favorites! You can also add a teaspoon of soy sauce for a little salty flavor, or nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. The options are unlimited.
Don't add too many mushrooms to the basket. This can lead to uneven cooking and the bottom mushrooms. Because foods cook in the air fryer from the hot air circulating, the air flow can't be blocked.
Toss or shake the mushrooms halfway through the air frying process to make sure cook evenly.
If you are using the mushrooms for food toppings or mix ins, it's best if you serve your mushrooms immediately. However, if using in a cold food or salad, let the mushrooms cool first.
I use a Cosori air fryer. Because air fryers are different, air frying cook time may vary. Add a couple of minutes to cooking time as needed.
- Use these mushrooms to top your favorite steak! Mushrooms and steak pair together so well, they complement each others flavors.
- Add these mushrooms to your favorite burger or sandwich! They can add extra moisture and flavor!
- You can easily toss mushrooms with a pasta dish like fettuccini alfredo, or beef stroganoff. They can make a delicious pasta meal even more heartier and filling.
- Mix the mushrooms with stir fry veggies or in omelettes. You can even make this air fryer omelette for a perfect breakfast.
- Cooked mushrooms are delicious as a pizza or salad topping. Cool the mushrooms first if using in a salad.
- Stir mushrooms into your favorite gravy recipe or mix, for mushroom gravy. Or add them to your mashed potatoes before adding the gravy. Either way, or both ways, they are a perfect addition!
STORING AND REHEATING
After cooking, they are best fresh out of the air fryer. However, if you do have leftovers, transfer the mushrooms to an air tight container and keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
If you want to reheat them, just return the mushrooms to the air fryer and air fry at 400 degrees F for 2-4 minutes until warmed through.
Air Fryer Fried Mushrooms are also very versatile because they can be a side dish on their own, or a topping to a juicy Air Fryer Ribeye Steak. I love slicing the entire mushroom, and then mixing in to sauces, mashed potatoes, soups, or in a pasta.
I make these with either 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, avocado oil, or melted butter. They both work for this recipe.
There are so many different types of mushrooms. I like to use white button mushrooms, but you can use Portobello mushrooms, brown mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, or any other fresh mushrooms.
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You are going to love making mushrooms in the air fryer! Because they are so easy to make, you will want them all the time!
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Air Fryer Mushrooms
- Air Fryer
- 16 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
- 1 clove garlic or garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Clean the mushrooms by washing in cold water. Use a paper towel or mushroom brush to wipe off any dirt off residue. Pat dry with paper towels.
- Slice whole mushrooms into even slices, and remove stems. If using whole mushrooms, try to find small mushrooms as larger mushrooms can take longer to cook.
- Place the sliced mushrooms in a medium bowl. Add the olive oil or melted butter, then add in the garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss together until well coated.
- Transfer seasoned mushrooms to air fryer basket. Spread them out in a single layer, without over crowding the basket. Cook in batches if necessary.
- Air fry at 400 degrees F for 5-7 minutes, depending on size of mushrooms. Add a minute or two at a time if necessary. They will be golden brown and have a slightly crispy texture.
- Once done air frying, add additional seasonings to taste. You can also top them with parmesan cheese, onion powder, or other fresh herbs or seasonings.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.