For an appetizer that is sure to please any mushroom lover, air fryer frozen battered mushrooms will do just fine!
Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these tasty mushrooms are great on their own or with a dipping sauce like ranch or ketchup!
Before you head for the kitchen to make frozen battered mushrooms in the air fryer, read these recipe tips so that you know what to expect!
- We made battered mushrooms but there are also frozen breaded mushrooms. The cooking process and times are quite similar but do keep in mind that cooking time can vary depending on the brand you buy and the air fryer you have.
- You don’t need to spray the frozen mushrooms with extra oil to get them crispy. Most of the time the batter already contains enough oil.
- There is no need to defrost the frozen mushrooms first. Simply add the frozen battered/breaded mushrooms to the preheated air fryer.
We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.
Step by Step Instructions
If you want the exact steps for how to cook frozen battered mushrooms in an air fryer, you can follow the recipe process photos in this section.
To skip ahead for the cooking time and temperatures without visuals, check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post!
First, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once the air fryer is hot, add the battered mushrooms. Be sure to space them out so that they have room to cook and crispy evenly.
Cook the breaded mushrooms for 8-11 minutes total until the outside is golden brown and crispy and the mushroom on the inside is soft.
Gently shake the basket halfway through cooking time to rotate the mushrooms.
When done air frying, remove the battered mushrooms from the air fryer and let them sit for 2 minutes – they will be very hot on the inside.
Serve them as an appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce or just eat them as is. Enjoy!
Since these battered mushrooms are best served hot and crispy, we’d recommend planning to not have any leftovers.
If you do have extra mushrooms, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge but plan on eating them soon.
This is because they contain a lot of moisture and the outer breading can get soggy if you leave them in the fridge for too long.
If you liked these mushrooms, you can find other frozen appetizer ideas you can make in the air fryer below:
- Air Fryer Frozen Pigs in a Blanket
- Air Fried Frozen Potato Skins
- Air Fryer Arancini Balls (From Frozen)
- Frozen Coconut Shrimp in the Air Fryer
Air Fryer Frozen Battered Mushrooms
- 10 ounces frozen battered mushrooms, between 12-18 mushrooms
- Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once the air fryer is hot, add the battered mushrooms. Be sure to space them out so that they have room to cook and crispy evenly.
- Cook the breaded mushrooms for 8-11 minutes total until the outside is golden brown and crispy and the mushroom on the inside is soft. Gently shake the basket halfway through cooking time to rotate the mushrooms.
- When done air frying, remove the battered mushrooms from the air fryer and let the mushrooms sit for 2 minutes – they will be very hot on the inside.
- Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce or just eat them as is. Enjoy!
- This recipe works for both battered and breaded mushrooms. Keep in mind that the exact cooking time can vary slightly depending on your air fryer and the brand of frozen breaded/battered mushrooms you use.
This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.