Flavorful Air Fryer Mushrooms

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Thinking about cooking some mushrooms? Air fryer mushrooms have to be one of the best ways to make ’em!

Lightly crispy on the outside and still chewy on the inside, these air-fried mushrooms are so easy to make.

With just a few dry spices, these mushrooms make a simple side dish that goes with lots of different cuisines!

cooked mushrooms in bowl on wooden board with chopped parsley
These mushrooms are really easy to make!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you tackle this air fryer mushroom recipe, have a quick read through these recipe tips:

  • To clean the mushrooms, try to use a dry or slightly damp paper towel to remove dirt. Don’t wash the mushrooms in water unless they are very dirty- they can absorb it which can change their flavor.
  • As for spices, you can choose whichever dry spices you like. We like a simple blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper but you can definitely modify this to suit your preferences.
  • We use avocado oil for our mushrooms since it has a high smoking point and is therefore great for use in the air fryer.
  • If you don’t feel like cooking a whole pound of mushrooms, you can easily cut this recipe in half!
  • Also, if you love mushrooms, check out our recipe for amazing portobello mushrooms in the air fryer!

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you want to see the process photo for how we make mushrooms in the air fryer, stay in this section of the post.

To see the detailed recipe card, you can skip to the bottom of the post and get started air frying!

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Clean the mushrooms.

First, clean the mushrooms with a paper towel to remove any dirt.

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Cut the mushrooms.

Then cut them into quarters (or halves for very small mushrooms).

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Place the mushrooms, oil, and spices into a bowl.

Add the mushrooms as well as the oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to a bowl. Toss until the mushrooms are evenly coated in the spices.

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Add the mushrooms to the air fryer.

Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. When hot, place the mushrooms into the air fryer and spread them out.

There shouldn’t be too much overlap but a little bit is okay since they will shrink up quite a bit.

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Cook the mushrooms.

Cook the mushrooms in the air fryer for 11-12 minutes total. Shake them every 4 minutes so that the mushrooms cook evenly.

Since every air fryer is slightly different, your cook time can vary.

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Air fryer mushrooms with a bit of parsley!

Remove the mushrooms from the air fryer and place them into a bowl. You can sprinkle them with chopped parsley or other herbs if desired. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

If you have any leftovers, you can place the mushrooms into a sealed container and keep them in the fridge. They’ll last for around 3-4 days like this.

In a sealed, cold container they might get a little softer due to the moisture but that’s bound to happen.

You can reheat these mushrooms in the microwave as a quick and easy way or in the air fryer. You could also pan-fry them in a bit of oil!

What to Serve Air Fryer Mushrooms With

Air fried mushrooms make a really nice, simple side dish that can be served with grilled meats (like steak or chicken).

They aren’t something you’d pile onto a plate (unless you really love mushrooms) – but a small serving can compliment your main dish really well.

You can also use these mushrooms in a salad for a slightly different flavor or put them into your pasta sauce. We also like using these mushrooms as a pizza topping so that’s an option, too!

Related Recipes

For more veggies in the air fryer, check out these other tasty recipes:

fried mushrooms with parsley in bowl on wooden board

Air Fryer Mushrooms

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Air Fryer Mushrooms are everything you'd want in a side dish. Deliciously crispy and yet still soft and chewy, these flavorful mushrooms make a nice dinner side or can be an ingredient for another dish!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (16 oz) mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Clean the mushrooms with a paper towel to remove any dirt. Then cut them into quarters (or halves for very small mushrooms).
  2. Add the mushrooms as well as the oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to a bowl. Toss until the mushrooms are evenly coated in the spices.
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. When hot, place the mushrooms into the air fryer and spread them out. There shouldn't be too much overlap but a little bit is okay since they will shrink up quite a bit.
  5. Cook the mushrooms in the air fryer for 11-12 minutes total. Shake them every 4 minutes so that the mushrooms cook evenly. Since every air fryer is slightly different, your cook time can vary.
  6. Remove the mushrooms from the air fryer and place them into a bowl. You can sprinkle them with chopped parsley or other herbs if desired.

Notes

  • If you don't want to make as many mushrooms, you can easily cut the recipe in half. In that case, they might be done cooking a little bit earlier since the air fryer will be less full.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 32Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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