Here's a quick and easy 15-minute air fryer mushroom recipe that delivers perfectly juicy and tasty roasted mushrooms.
It's a versatile side dish, an addition to salads and grain bowls, and a quick way to add more veggies to your meal.
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There's nothing better than having roasted veggies for dinner without turning on the oven and in a fraction of the time.
That's what you can do with an air fryer, and that's why everyone loves it. This blog post will show you how easy it is to air-fry mushrooms to perfection.
We think the best air fryer mushrooms recipe is the simplest recipe.
To make them, you'll only need a few pantry staples and a lot less time than roasting mushrooms in the oven. And the result is the same, if not better.
You'll love this easy air fryer mushroom recipe if you are a mushroom lover like us.
We use white button mushrooms, but you can use most mushroom varieties, including cremini mushrooms, regular-size or baby portobello mushrooms or portabellas, oyster mushrooms, baby Bella mushrooms, and more.
Go for extra virgin olive oil if you can; it has a fruitier flavor, is heart-healthy, and is stable at high temperatures thanks to its high amount of antioxidants.
Alternatively, you can use regular olive oil, avocado oil, or canola oil.
Garlic and mushrooms are perfect together. You can use fresh garlic cloves, crushed. Or you can toss the mushrooms in garlic powder.
We prefer to make this recipe without onions or onion powder as the garlic adds enough flavor.
Salt and pepper
We use sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Flat-leaf parsley is a perfect flavor match with roasted mushrooms. Get some, finely chop it, and sprinkle on top after the mushrooms are cooked.
For a more robust savory flavor, add a tablespoon of reduced sodium soy sauce, tamari sauce, or coco aminos for gluten-free when you toss the mushrooms.
If you like lemon, you can garnish the plate with a few lemon wedges to squeeze some fresh lemon juice right before eating them.
Remove the dirt from the mushrooms with a paper towel, and if the mushrooms are very dirty with lots of soil attached, rinse them under running water.
Chop the larger mushrooms in half or quarters, keep the smaller ones whole, then add them to a mixing bowl.
Season with olive oil, salt, and black pepper, and toss well.
Preheat your air fryer for 3 minutes at 400°F or 200°C.
Transfer mushrooms to the air fryer basket and air fry for about 15 minutes until brown.
You don't have to arrange the mushrooms on a single layer or cook them in batches. Air fryers are designed to push the hot air through the layers.
What's essential is to shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes to ensure even roasting.
Depending on the size of the mushrooms and your air fryer model, you might need a few more minutes.
Taste one to make sure they are cooked.
Transfer mushrooms onto a serving platter and garnish with chopped flat-leaf parsley.
Add them to salads and grain bowls, such as:
- Barley salad with Italian-roasted veggies and fresh herbs
- Rice salad with chickpeas and Italian vinaigrette
- Mediterranean farro salad with roasted vegetables and a lemon-mustard dressing
- Tofu salad with easy fried tofu and a smooth tahini dressing
Serve as a side dish with pasta and plant-based protein, such as:
- Pasta Aglio e olio: easy 15-minute pasta with plenty of garlic and fresh parsley
- Pomodoro pasta with rich tomato sauce and al dente spaghetti
- Marinated tofu: lightly charred tofu chunks, chewy texture, and perfect with rice
- Easy lemon tofu cutlets with a sticky lemon sauce and ready in just 15 minutes!
Refrigerator: keep air-fried mushrooms in a bowl or air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the air fryer or the microwave.
Freezer: not suitable for freezing.
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Here are more air fryer side recipes that are quick and easy to make:
- Juicy air fryer green beans: an easy side dish for the holidays and weekday dinners
- Crispy air fryer tofu: perfect for tofu salad
- Air fryer zucchini with Italian herbs, a handy side dish and juicy addition to salads
- Tender and crispy asparagus with lemon vinaigrette
- Sweet potato cubes: fork-tender and perfect for salads
- Crispy air fryer chickpeas: add them to soups and salads for a crunchy topping
- Cauliflower florets ready in 20 minutes
- Soft and tender air fryer eggplant with Italian herbs
For many more side dishes ideas, check out our sides category page.
Air Fryer Mushrooms
- Air fryer we use a Ninja AF 161
- 1 pound mushrooms fresh and whole, not sliced - white button, cremini, baby bella, or portobello.
- 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt or more to taste
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup flat-leaf parsley
- 4 wedges lemon optional, to squeeze before serving
- Remove the dirt from the mushrooms with a paper towel, and if the mushrooms are very dirty with lots of soil attached, rinse them under running water.Chop the larger mushrooms in half or quarters, keep the smaller ones whole, then add them to a mixing bowl.Season with olive oil, salt, and black pepper, and toss well.
- Preheat your air fryer for 3 minutes at 400°F or 200°C.Transfer mushrooms to the air fryer basket and air fry for about 15 minutes until brown.You don't have to arrange the mushrooms on a single layer or cook them in batches. Air fryers are designed to push the hot air through the layers.What's essential is to shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes to ensure even roasting.
- Depending on the size of the mushrooms and your air fryer model, you might need a few more minutes.Taste one to make sure they are cooked.
- Transfer mushrooms onto a serving platter and garnish with chopped flat-leaf parsley.
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