Stuffed Mushrooms Made Simple in the Air Fryer

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Can You Air Fry Stuffed Mushrooms?

Oh yes! Look no further than the air fryer, this easy-to-make appetiser is delicious!

Stuffed mushrooms are a classic appetiser with their savoury filling and tender mushroom caps making them the perfect bite-sized treat for any occasion.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or want to enjoy a tasty snack, this recipe is sure to satisfy.

What makes this stuffed mushroom recipe special is its simplicity.

With just a few ingredients and minimal prep time, you can create an appetiser that looks and tastes like it came from a restaurant.

The combination of flavours in the filling – from creamy cheese to aromatic herbs is delicious.

You can customise the filling to suit your preferences, adding ingredients like bacon, spinach, or even crab meat for extra indulgence.

I will cover some variations later in the blog.

Air Fryer Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms


Serves 2

  • 2 large Portobello mushrooms
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsps fresh finely chopped parsley
  • 50g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley sprigs for garnish

How To Air Fry Stuffed Mushrooms

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 200C / 400F for 5 minutes.
  2. Clean the mushrooms with a mushroom brush or damp kitchen paper and remove the stems. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, chopped parsley, grated Parmesan, salt, pepper, and paprika. Mix until well combined.
  4. Brush the mushrooms inside and out with a little olive oil.
  5. Stuff each mushroom cap with the cream cheese mixture and press down with the back of a spoon.
  6. Place the stuffed mushrooms in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded and the air can circulate them.
  7. Air fry for 6-8 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown.
  8. Carefully remove the stuffed mushrooms from the air fryer with tongs and let them cool slightly before serving. Garnish with sprigs of parsley.

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Mushroom Stuffing Variations

Why not experiment and try some delicious stuffing alternatives?

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Mediterranean: Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Add crumbled feta and chopped sun-dried tomatoes into your stuffing. The salty tang of feta combined with the sweetness of sun-dried tomatoes creates a tasty stuffing.

Spicy: Jalapeños and Pepper Jack Cheese

Add diced jalapeños and grated pepper jack cheese for a stuffing that’s zesty, and spicy. Perfect for those who love a bit of a kick.

Nutty: Pecans or Walnuts with Blue Cheese

Add a crunch and earthy richness to your stuffing by adding finely chopped pecans or walnuts. Take it a step further by including crumbled blue cheese for a combination that’s nutty and creamy.

Herby: Freshness

Parsley, chives, thyme, and dill add a fresh twist to your stuffed mushrooms.

Savoury: Pesto and Parmesan

Give your stuffing an Italian touch by adding a spoonful of pesto and a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. The herb base of the pesto and the richness of Parmesan create a stuffing that’s so tasty.

Citrus: Lemon Zest and Goat Cheese

Zing up your stuffing with a touch of citrus. Grate some lemon zest into the mix and add creamy goat cheese. The result? A stuffing that’s tangy, and delicious.

Sweet and Savoury: Cranberries and Brie

Achieve the perfect balance of sweet and savoury by blending dried cranberries and creamy Brie into your stuffing.

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Tips for Perfectly Cooked Stuffed Mushrooms

  • When cleaning the mushrooms do not immerse in water. Mushrooms are like a sponge and will absorb the water and result in soggy mushrooms when cooked.
  • Line the Ninja baskets with greaseproof paper or foil to make cleanup easy.
  • If you prefer to use smaller mushrooms such as chestnut or button mushrooms reduce the air frying time.
  • Don’t be afraid to overstuff the mushrooms as the filling will shrink when air fried.
  • Save time and prepare ahead. Store in the fridge until you are ready to cook them.
  • Experiment with different stuffings but be aware that any wet stuffing will make the mushrooms soggy when cooked.
  • Cooking time may vary depending on the size of your mushrooms and the stuffing ingredients. It’s recommended to start with a lower cooking time and check for doneness periodically. This will help you avoid overcooking.

Storing Leftover Stuffed Mushrooms


Your stuffed mushrooms will keep in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. Allow the mushrooms to cool completely before storing. Place them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with cling film.

For an extra layer of protection, place a paper towel in the container to absorb any excess moisture.


When it’s time to reheat your stuffed mushrooms pop them in the air fryer and reheat at 200C/ 400F for a few minutes until heated through– this will help maintain their crispiness.


To prevent the mushrooms from freezing in a clump you will need to flash-freeze them. Arrange the mushrooms on a baking sheet and ensure they do not touch each other.
Flash-freeze them for a couple of hours. Once flash-frozen, transfer the stuffed mushrooms to airtight freezer bags or containers. Don’t forget to label them with the date for easy tracking.

Reheating From Frozen

When you’re ready to eat the frozen mushrooms, thaw in the fridge overnight then air fry at 200C / 400F until heated through.

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Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms Q and A

Q: Can I make the stuffing ahead of time?

Preparing the stuffing in advance is a fantastic time-saver. Make the stuffing mixture, store it in an airtight container in the fridge, and when you’re ready to assemble your Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms, you’re all set. It’s a convenient way to streamline the cooking process and ensures you can enjoy this dish with minimal effort.

Q: How do I prevent the mushrooms from becoming soggy?

Ensure your air fryer is preheated before cooking. This will help prevent the mushrooms from becoming soggy. Also, avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket, allowing each mushroom its space to achieve that ideal golden-brown exterior while maintaining a delightful tenderness inside. Using wet ingredients like tomatoes can also make the mushrooms soggy but are fine for garnishing.

Q: Can I use other mushroom varieties for this recipe?

Feel free to experiment with other mushroom varieties like chestnut or shiitake. Each variety brings its unique flavour, adding a twist to your stuffed mushrooms. Just keep in mind the size and adjust the stuffing accordingly.

Q: What if my mushrooms are too small?

No worries – small mushrooms just mean bite-sized starters! Adjust the stuffing quantity accordingly to match the size of your mushrooms. Keep a watchful eye on the cooking time as well; smaller mushrooms may require less time in the air fryer.

Q: Can I use gluten-free breadcrumbs for the stuffing?

Swap traditional breadcrumbs for gluten-free alternatives, and you’ll still achieve that delightful crunch in your stuffing. Tailor the recipe to your dietary preferences.

Q: Can I reheat the stuffed mushrooms in a microwave?

While the air fryer or oven is preferable for reheating to maintain the crispiness, the microwave is an option if you’re short on time. Just be aware that the microwave may compromise the exterior texture slightly. Place a damp paper towel over the mushrooms to help retain moisture and zap them in short bursts until heated through.


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