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Air Fryer Mushrooms

Air fryer mushrooms make umami rich and earthy side dish in 15 minutes. Air fried vegetarian mushrooms are suitable for Vegan, gluten-free, Soy free, Low carb – keto friendly food preferences.

Air fryer is my favorite kitchen gadget to make a variety of delicious, non-fried food. Crispy Fingerling PotatoesSweet potato wedgesZucchini fries are simply the BEST!

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Delicious Mushroom Recipe

These Air fryer roasted mushrooms need hardly any prep. This quick and easy recipe makes the perfect side dish in 15 minutes. It is easy to customize to your liking too

I love this low calorie, low oil side dish that is so full of delicious flavors and satisfying.

If you love mushrooms as much as we do, you will find some super delicious recipe creations from our kitchen. Enjoy making our favorites like Creamy Mushroom Soup, Stuffed MushroomsVegan Mushroom Risotto and Creamy Mushroom Pasta.

Rich and caramelized mushrooms air fried to perfection.

Mushrooms are meaty and full of flavors on their own. Roasting them in an air fryer further enhances their flavors.

Listed ingredients of the this recipe will make a simple yet flavorful side dish that is family friendly. However there are several different ways to customize this recipe.

I am including all these different options in the post. Pretty confident that you are going to love this air fryer side dish for dinner.

If you recently brought the air fryer , this beginner friendly Air Fryer recipe is fail-proof and a keeper !

This recipe makes non breaded air fryer mushrooms. So, instead of sautéed mushrooms on stove top, this is a hands free version. Instead of roasted mushrooms in the oven, this recipe gets done in half the time so it is quick and time saving.

Roasted mushrooms served with dips on black snack plate.

INGREDIENTS

  • Mushrooms
  • Olive Oil or Oil Spray
  • Onion and Garlic powder
  • Black pepper powder
  • Salt
  • Optional Garnishes : Red pepper flakes, dried herbs like Parsley, lemon wedges

Ingredients used to make this 4 ingredient air fryer mushroom recipe.

NOTES AND SUBSTITUTIONS

Mushrooms: I am using baby Bella mushrooms. But Portobello, white button, Cremini or oyster mushrooms would also work perfectly.

Oil: I like to use Avocado or Extra virgin olive oil since we are cooking at a high temperature. Feel free to use other cooking oils including canola oil, sunflower oil or vegetable oil. You can also use melted butter.

Using cooking oil spray is a great alternative. I love this Avocado Oil Spray. ( Amazon affiliate link) It is low calorie, coats things well and gets the job done well.

If you are looking to make this recipe Whole Foods Plant Based Oil free ( WFPB) simply skip the oil. You can use tablespoon of water or vegetable broth so the seasoning can stick to the mushrooms.

Seasoning: I am using basic seasoning of onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper powder. Mushrooms are rich in umami flavors so you don’t need much other ingredients.

Feel free to use soy sauce, Tamari, Coconut Amino, Rice Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce or Chili Garlic Sauce if you want more intense and rich flavors.

Store bought Italian seasoning , Old Bay Cajun seasoning , Turmeric Curry Powder or Garam masala also tastes wonderful. Everything but Bagel seasoning is also a great option.

A hand holding a fork is picking up roasted mushrooms from the bowl.

AIR FRYING MUSHROOMS

Air fryer mushrooms get done really quickly . Plus it’s hands off recipe so you can make other dishes while mushrooms are happening in the air fryer.

It takes 375 degree Fahrenheit for 8 to 10 mins to cook them in the air fryer. You should check them mid way through to make sure they are roasting evenly.

Air Fryer temperatures and cooking times vary widely amongst different brands. If your air fryer has a tendency to burn food quickly, choose lower temperature.

Side view of the bowl full of air roasted cremini mushrooms.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST AIR FRYER MUSHROOMS

Wash mushrooms under running water. Scrub off dirt on the stems and under the caps. Let them drain in a colander and pat dry with paper towel before using.

Cut them in half. You have bigger sized mushrooms, cut them into quarters. Do not make thin slices.

Add mushrooms to a mixing bowl, add oil, black pepper, salt, onion and garlic powder. Toss to combine and coat.

Put seasoned mushrooms into air fryer basket. Set temperature to 375°Fahreheit and put the timer for 8 to 10 minutes. Mid way through air frying, gently toss the mushrooms with a wooden or silicon spatula.

Serve warm with optional garnishes sprinkled on top your choice of dip, spread or dressing. Enjoy !

Process steps collage showing four major steps involved in making this mushrooms in the air fryer recipe.

HOW TO STORE

Air fried Mushrooms are best when served immediately after making. Serve warm or at room temperature. However have leftovers, keep them in a air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

REHEATING

Reheat the mushrooms in the air fryer at 325 degree Fahrenheit for 3 to 5 mins or till heated through. You can also do this in the microwave at 30 seconds intervals till warmed through.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Air Fryer Roasted Mushrooms make excellent side dish that will go with any comfort food type of dinner. I like to serve it with cozy soups like Creamy Gnocchi Soup, Vegetable Barley Soup or Chickpea Orzo Soup.

You can also serve them in Buddha Bowl, as a light lunch or as a salad. I like to drizzle Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing or cool Greek Tzatziki Sauce pair beautifully.

You can also top these seasoned crisp mushrooms on toasted baguette or crostini’s. Along with Olive Tapenade and Classic Bruschetta, it is my favorite way to enjoy small plate Tapas Style Appetizers.

POPULAR AIR FRYER VEGETABLE RECIPES

OUR FAVORITE AIR FRYERS

Between Pranjali and me, we use few different air fryers to make dishes featured on Profusion Curry. Attaching our Amazon Affiliate Links below ( opens in separate tabs )

For a family of four, we extensively use Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer, Rotisserie and Convection Oven which has bigger steel air fryer basket. For small / individual servings Pranjali uses Ninja Foodie. We also love our Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid which gets multiple dishes in one go.

Close up of roasted air fryer mushrooms served in a bowl.

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Air Fryer Mushrooms roasted to perfection and served with garnishes.

Air Fryer Mushrooms

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Air Fryer Mushrooms are caramelized and roasted to perfection. Low in fat, these flavorful mushrooms are a healthier way to eat your veggies.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Mushrooms - diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil or Oil Spray ( skip for WFPB cooking and use water or vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion and garlic powder
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Optional Garnishes

  • Dried herbs parsley, red pepper flakes, fresh herbs like rosemary, lemon wedges

Useful Kitchen Items

Instructions

  1. Wash mushrooms under running water. Scrub off dirt on the stems and under the caps. Let them drain in a colander and pat dry with paper towel before using.
  2. Cut them in half. If you have bigger sized mushrooms, cut them into quarters. Do not make thin slices.
  3. Add mushrooms to a mixing bowl, add oil, black pepper, salt, onion and garlic powder. Toss to combine and coat.
  4. Put seasoned mushrooms into air fryer basket. Set temperature to 375°Fahreheit and put the timer for 8 to 10 minutes. Mid way through air frying, gently toss the mushrooms with a wooden or silicon spatula.
  5. Serve warm with optional garnishes sprinkled on top and with your choice of dip, spread or dressing. Enjoy !

Notes

STORING

Air fried Mushrooms are best when served immediately after making. Serve warm or at room temperature. However have leftovers, keep them in a air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

REHEATING

Reheat the mushrooms in the air fryer at 325 degree Fahrenheit for 3 to 5 mins or till heated through. You can also do this in the microwave at 30 seconds intervals till warmed through.

Air Fryer temperatures and cooking times vary widely amongst different brands. If your air fryer has a tendency to burn food quickly, choose lower temperature.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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