Air fryer mushrooms, so easy to make and ready in no time. Savory and juicy, the perfect side dish for almost anything you can think of.
Learn how to air fry mushrooms. It is easy, quick and the results are delicious!
Do you have an air-fryer? Are you using it as much as I do lately? I just love it, there is hardly any other kitchen machine I use so frequently.
It is great for those weeknight meals that have to be cooked fast but still have to taste delicious. Either some quick frozen chicken breast, side dishes like carrots or eggplants, or just for warming something up. Fast, clean, and perfect!
What do you need?
Well, not much actually. Just the mushrooms, a touch of olive oil, a few spices and lemon juice.
- I use regular white button mushrooms, but cremini or Portobello is just as good.
- Actually, cremini and Portobello are the same as the white button, they were just allowed to grow longer.
- The white ones are immature, the brown or cremini are still immature but a little older than the white ones. They are also called baby Portobello.
- The Portobello is the full-grown version of the same mushroom.
- A little olive oil to coat the mushrooms. You don’t necessarily have to use oil when cooking in the air fryer, but just a little really goes a long way here. It adds flavor and prevents the food from drying out.
Spices: only salt, pepper, and some garlic powder. You can use fresh garlic instead. And I had some fresh parsley to sprinkle over the finished dish.
Other seasonings: I often use lemon pepper. That or any other spice mixture you love would be fine. You can even go exotic and add some curry, for instance, curry mushrooms are lovely.
Lemon juice: a very important ingredient, I would not leave it out. It uplifts the taste, makes the dish fresh, and even better than it already is.
How to air fry mushrooms?
- Clean the mushrooms by wiping them with kitchen paper.
- Depending on their size, halve or quarter the mushrooms. If using large Portobello cut them into chunks. It is important that the pieces have all more or less the same size so that they cook evenly.
- Place them in a large bowl, add olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Toss very well to coat. (1)
- Preheat the air fryer. Read the instructions on that matter, some need preheating, some don’t. Mine does, so I preheat it for 3 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius/ 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the mushrooms in the hot basket and cook for about 10 minutes shaking the basket halfway through. (1,2)
- Check if the mushrooms are done to your liking. I found them perfect after 10 minutes, but allow a couple more minutes, if necessary. It depends on your machine.
- Transfer the mushrooms to a bowl, add more lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste. I always add at least one tablespoon lemon juice, I just love it! Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
- This amount of mushrooms serves 2 as a side dish.
- If you wish to cook more, it is preferable to do that in two batches.
- Don’t overcrowd the basket, or the mushrooms will steam instead of frying.
What to serve them with?
Add them to salads, serve on toast with a fried or poached egg on top.
Make wraps. Add salad leaves, sour cream and/or hot sauce, cheese and some fresh, finely chopped veggies like peppers and/or tomatoes.
Serve them with pasta or polenta. In this case, you could add a little cream or cream cheese to make a sauce. Heat the mushrooms again the sauce, season and mix with pasta or pour over polenta. Top with some grated Parmesan or Cheddar.
Mix under risotto.
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Air Fryer Mushrooms
- 12 oz mushrooms Note
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice divided
- fine sea salt and black pepper
- some chopped parsley
- Prepare mushrooms: Wipe the mushrooms clean with kitchen paper. Depending on their size, halve or quarter them. If using Portobello, cut them into chunks. Make sure that the pieces are all of the same size so that they can cook evenly.
- Spices: Place in a bowl. Add olive oil, garlic powder, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss well to coat.
- Preheat the air fryer, if required by its instruction manual; I preheat mine for 3 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius/ 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Air fry: Place the mushrooms in the basket and cook for 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. Check to see if they are done to your liking; you might want to add a couple of minutes, depending on the machine you are using.
- Serve: Transfer to a bowl and adjust the taste with the remaining lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately as suggested above.