Air Fryer Mushrooms – 3 Easy Recipes

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Air Fryer Mushrooms

Can You Cook Mushrooms In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can. Air fryers are so versatile and air-fried mushrooms are delicious and not oily.

They are a versatile vegetable that goes with most main dishes and you only have to use basic ingredients.

Chestnut mushrooms are my favourite as they have more taste than button mushrooms but you can use any mushrooms.

I will be using my Ninja Dual Zone Air fryer 400UK but these recipes will work in any air fryer. Be mindful that timings and temperatures may differ.

Here’s a simple guide on how to do it:


  • Mushrooms (cleaned and sliced)
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

How Long Do Mushrooms Take In The Air Fryer?

Mushrooms take 8-12 minutes to cook and are full of flavour as air frying retains all the nutrients.

How to Cook Mushrooms In An Air Fryer

Set the temperature to 190C / 380F and preheat for 5 minutes.

Clean the mushrooms with a paper towel or a mushroom brush and slice them to your desired thickness. If very dirty peel them.

Small mushrooms can be left whole.

Please do not wash them as they absorb water and will not crisp.

Place the slices in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, or use a cooking spray to coat them lightly.

Add salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you prefer. Toss the mushrooms to ensure an even coating.

Place the seasoned mushrooms in the basket in a single layer. Avoid overcrowding.

Cook for 8-12 minutes, shaking the basket or tossing halfway through.

The mushrooms should be golden brown and slightly crispy on the edges when cooked.

Cooking times may vary depending on the size and type of mushrooms, so keep an eye on them to prevent overcooking.

How To Air Fry Frozen Mushrooms

Air frying frozen mushrooms is so easy.

Preheat your air fryer to 190C / 380F.

Spread the frozen mushrooms in a single layer in the basket.

Cook for approximately 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket or stirring halfway through the cooking time to ensure even crispiness.

Keep an eye on them, as the exact time may vary depending on the size of the mushrooms and the specific model of your air fryer.

Make sure not to overcook them as they will dry out.

Adjust the time accordingly until they reach your desired level of crispiness.

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Air Fryer Garlic Mushrooms

Air Fryer Garlic Mushrooms

Garlic Mushrooms – a quick and easy side that adds a gourmet touch to any meal.

My simple recipe combines the earthy flavour of the mushrooms with garlic and seasoning.

It’s bursting with flavour and also packed with health benefits.

Garlic Mushrooms Air Fryer Temperature

SETTING: 190C / 380F


  • 225g Mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Lemon

How To Cook Garlic Mushrooms In The Air Fryer

Depending on the size of your mushrooms either halve or quarter them. Try to cut them as evenly as possible.

Place in a bowl. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, soy sauce and garlic. Mix well.

How Long To Cook Garlic Mushrooms In Air Fryer?

Cook at 190C / 380F for 10-12 minutes. Stir occasionally.

When cooked sprinkle with the parsley and squeeze over the lemon. Serve.

Cooking display with herbs

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Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms From Scratch

Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms From Scratch

Homemade breaded mushrooms from scratch are simply delicious and an easy way to upgrade plain mushrooms. Also included is an egg-free version.

Learn how to create a crispy, golden exterior with tasty mushrooms inside.

How Long To Air Fry Breaded Mushrooms?

Breaded Mushrooms take only 8-10 minutes depending on quantity and the size of your basket.

Breaded Mushrooms Air Fryer Temperature

200 C / 400 F


  • 200g mushrooms
  • 110g Greek Yoghurt or 2 beaten eggs

Breading Mix

  • 220g breadcrumbs
  • 110g grated cheese
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric

How To Cook Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

Clean the mushrooms with damp kitchen paper or a mushroom brush if you have one. Do not immerse in water as they will absorb the water and not crisp up.

Cut into halves if the mushrooms are small or quarters if large.

Mix the breadcrumbs, cayenne, turmeric, garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning in a bowl. Stir well to combine.

Preheat the air fryer to 200C / 400 F for 5 minutes.

Place the yoghurt or beaten eggs in a separate bowl.

Coat the mushrooms with the yoghurt or beaten egg and dip them into the breadcrumb mix. Coat well.

Cook at 200 C / 400 F for 8 – 10 minutes. Turn halfway through cooking time.

Frozen Breaded Mushrooms In The Air Fryer

Preheat the air fryer to 190C / 380F for 5 minutes.

Place the frozen breaded mushrooms into the basket.

Do not overcrowd or overlap and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time

10 Tips for Perfectly Crispy Results Every Time!

Use a mushroom brush or kitchen paper to clean the mushrooms. Don’t clean them in water as they will absorb the water and not crisp in the air fryer.

Preheat to 190C / 380F before adding the mushrooms for even cooking.

Lightly coat the mushrooms with cooking spray or a small amount of oil to enhance crispiness if you prefer.

Arrange the mushrooms in a single layer in the basket so they cook evenly with a crispy exterior.

To get the mushrooms crispy, shake the basket or stir the mushrooms halfway through the cooking time.

Keep an eye on the mushrooms, and adjust the cooking time based on their size and how crispy you want them.

Sprinkle your favourite seasonings or spices on the mushrooms before air frying for flavour.

Avoid overcrowding the basket, as the mushrooms may not cook evenly. If necessary, cook in batches.

Check the mushrooms are fully cooked they will be a golden-brown colour and have a crispy texture.

For the best results, enjoy your air-fried mushrooms immediately after cooking.

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What Can You Serve With Air Fried Mushrooms?

air fryer mushrooms added to a burger on a white plate

Garlic Aioli Dip: Serve mushrooms with a zesty garlic aioli dip for a burst of flavour.

Salads: Toss air-fried mushrooms into a fresh salad. They work well with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and a balsamic vinaigrette.

Pasta Dishes: Sprinkle mushrooms on top of creamy pasta dishes.

Eggs Benedict: Why not top your Eggs Benedict with mushrooms? The combination of runny yolks and crispy mushrooms is just delicious.

Sandwiches and Wraps: Add a layer to sandwiches or wraps. They work well with various proteins.

Cheese Platter: Include mushrooms on a cheese platter for a unique addition. They pair well with various cheeses and crackers.

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