Mushrooms are always part of my favorite side dishes. I love their flavor and texture! Also, I think they’re the best appetizer.
Most of us are used to sautéing, baking, or deep-frying mushrooms. However, there’s an innovative appliance that has changed the way we cook these delicacies: the air fryer.
Yes, you’re right! We can make air-fried mushrooms to delight our taste buds with a delicious but healthy version!
Moreover, this air fryer mushroom recipe is perfect when we’re running out of time. In only 25 minutes or less, we’ll have delicious, juicy mushrooms with crispy edges that everyone will love!
Do you want to make this recipe to surprise your guests at the next party or gathering? I’ll share all the tips and tricks to get the best results. Read on!
Why I Love Air-Fried Mushrooms
Air fryer mushrooms are bursting with flavor. I always want to eat the whole batch myself! They’re so addictive!
I think what I love most about air-fried mushrooms is their texture. They’re juicy but not watery at all, which is a common problem when we cook them.
Also, they have a crispy texture that makes my taste buds tingle, but they aren’t fried. Therefore, these mushrooms are low in fat and calories. That’s just amazing.
If you want to eat healthy foods or are on a diet to lose weight, these air-fried mushrooms can be part of any of your meals or become your favorite snack.
Finally, depending on the ingredients and seasonings we use, they’re so flavorful. I always add garlic and onion powder to give these mushrooms a heavenly flavor!
Tips to Make The Best Air Fryer Mushrooms
This recipe is so easy to make. You only need a few minutes to make these delicious and juicy mushrooms in the air fryer.
However, I’ll share some tips to help you get the best results. Find them below!
- Cook mushrooms for 10 minutes, shake, and stir them. Then, cook again for 5 minutes until the mushrooms’ edges are crisp.
- If you use a smaller air fryer, cook your mushrooms in batches.
- Always keep a close eye on the mushrooms to avoid burning. Every air fryer is different, so cooking times may vary depending on your appliances.
- Shake your basked halfway to make sure mushrooms are cooked evenly and browned on all sides.
Common Ingredient Substitutions
Want to try this air fryer mushroom recipe but don’t have some of the ingredients listed above? Don’t worry! You can use some substitutions. These are my favorites:
Although I use Baby Bella mushrooms, white button mushrooms are also great for this recipe. Actually, you can use any variety you like.
Cremini and portobello mushrooms are also great for making these appetizers in the air fryer. However, since they’re bigger, you may need to add an extra minute or two to the cooking time.
We add olive oil to give our mushrooms more moisture and help them cook through. However, we can use any other type of vegetable oil.
If you have cooking oil, you can also use that. It’s a great way to distribute the oil evenly over the mushrooms for better results.
As mentioned, I use onion or garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce to flavor my mushrooms. However, you can use any seasoning you like.
Parmesan cheese is just great for this recipe. It complements our air fryer mushrooms’ flavor perfectly and gives this recipe an amazing touch.
You can also use soy sauce to give mushrooms a savory flavor. It also makes them more tender.
Adding fresh herbs also gives these air fryer mushrooms a lot more flavor. Fresh thyme is one of my favorite options! It also goes perfectly with Parmesan cheese if we use it.
Why Should I Shake the Air Fryer Basket When I Cook Mushrooms?
If we want our mushrooms to be cooked to perfection and crispy, we have to shake the air fryer basket halftime.
Shaking the air fryer basket after a few minutes to cook evenly is key if we want to get the best results, whether we’re making mushrooms or other vegetables.
Also, this trick is ideal if you want your mushrooms to be crispy!
Storing Leftover Mushrooms
Did you make air fryer mushrooms but didn’t eat the whole batch? You can save those leftovers!
Just store them in an airtight container for up to a week to use them in other recipes, including pasta or salads!
Final Thoughts: Why Are These Air Fryer Mushrooms the Best?
Air-frying mushrooms changed my life!
I’ve always loved to fry up some mushrooms and eat them with Worcestershire or soy sauce and garlic. They’re delicious!
However, I knew they weren’t the healthiest option. Therefore, I started looking for air fryer recipes and found this one!
After changing a few things, I learned how to make these easy air fryer mushrooms that I know you’ll love as much as I do!
They’re juicy, crispy, and delicious. Also, they’re so versatile! Besides being perfect for side dishes and snacking, we can add different and unique flavors by just swapping some ingredients.
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Air Fryer Mushrooms
This air fryer mushroom recipe is perfect when you're running out of time. In 25 minutes or less, you'll have delicious, juicy mushrooms with crispy edges!
- 16 oz. mushrooms, washed and dried (Baby Bella mushrooms are great for this recipe)
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
- ¾ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. onion powder
- Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees.
- Clean mushrooms well (I don't recommend putting them under running water but using a wet cloth to clean them). Dry the mushrooms well.
- Cut all mushrooms in half.
- Place halved mushrooms in a large bowl and add the olive oil. Toss until all mushroom halves are covered with oil.
- Repeat this step with the seasonings (onion and garlic powder, salt, and Worcestershire sauce).
- Take out the air fryer basket. Add the seasoned mushrooms in a single layer in the basket.
- Air fry mushrooms at 375 degrees for 15 minutes
- Serve hot, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 480mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g