In less than 10 minutes, these delicious garlic mushrooms in the air fryer will be perfectly cooked. Combine fresh baby Bella mushrooms with garlic and olive oil for tender, crispy, air-fried mushrooms that everyone will love. Air fryers provide a healthy alternative to deep frying without all the mess.
Cooking mushrooms in the air fryer is a breeze! Forget about sauteing them, and let the air fryer cook them to perfection. The heat of the air fryer gives these mushrooms a bit of an outer crisp with a tender and delicious center. Perfect for a simple side dish or a hearty vegetarian dish, and it’s low carb.
Can You Air Fry Mushrooms?
Absolutely. The instructions below show yow simple and easy it is to cook mushrooms while still adding nutrition to your diet. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for the printable recipe card with the full ingredients and instructions.
Garlic Mushrooms in the Air Fryer
Ingredients for this Easy Air Fryer Mushrooms Recipe
baby Bella mushrooms – These add the most flavor, but you can easily use white button mushrooms or portobello mushrooms as well.
Olive oil – The oil helps cook mushrooms so that the added seasonings stay on during the cooking process, and it adds flavor and healthy fat.
Garlic powder – The star of the show for these air fryer garlic mushrooms! If you want to use other fresh herbs, you can always add more.
Salt/pepper – To add flavor as needed.
How to make garlic mushrooms in the air fryer
Step 1: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. Wash the mushrooms well. Pat them dry with a clean paper towel.
Tip: Use a pasta strainer to clean the mushrooms. This is a simple way to run them under cold water and get them clean without the worry of them falling into the sink.
Step 2: Slice the mushrooms in half. Stir the oil and seasonings together in a bowl. Add the sliced mushrooms and toss to coat.
Step 3: Cook for 4 minutes; shake the basket and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from the air fryer basket, and serve warm.
Are You New To The Air Fryer?
If so, welcome. The Instant Pot Air Fryer is about to change how you cook – in a good way! Once you start cooking with the air fryer, you’re going to love how you can get batches of vegetables and protein cooked perfectly every time.
Also, the air fryer does a great job of circulating hot air so that you’re using less oil and grease while still getting those crispy edges and fried textures.
How to clean mushrooms?
The best way to clean mushrooms is to use a strainer. Add the mushrooms to the strainer and then run water over the top. Make sure to scrub the mushrooms gently with your hands to get rid of any dirt and debris.
How to Cut Mushrooms
Slicing mushrooms is simple! Grab a cutting board and a sharp knife, and get ready to start cutting.
Be sure to cut off the stem first, if there is a stem, so that all you have is the mushroom cap. Place the mushroom cap down on the board at a slight slant, and start slicing.
How To Prepare Air Fryer Basket
The air fryer basket should already be nonstick and coated well to keep the mushrooms from sticking, but it doesn’t hurt to spray it again.
Just add some nonstick cooking spray to the air fryer basket so that you can toss and flip the mushrooms with ease.
How Long To Air Fry Mushrooms?
Cooking mushrooms in the air fryer is a fast process. The entire cooking time is 6 minutes in total!
How Do I store Air Fryer Mushrooms?
Leftovers are easy to store! Let the mushrooms cool down all the way, and then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Keep them cold and chilled for up to 3 days.
When you’re ready to eat, just reheat it in the microwave for a few seconds. You can also reheat it in the air fryer by preheating it to 400 degrees and warming it for 3-4 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
CAN YOU USE CANNED MUSHROOMS?
Canned mushrooms won’t work well for this recipe because they need to be dry and thicker in texture and size. Canned mushrooms are canned in liquid, making them too soft for this recipe to work.
Are these mushrooms gluten-free?
They are! Since you’re only added garlic powder and salt and pepper, they’re completely gluten-free.
What other ingredients can be added to these fried mushrooms?
You can easily change up the flavor of these mushrooms. Adding parmesan cheese, a little squeeze of lemon juice, soy sauce, and even some fresh parsley on top are all great toppings or ingredient suggestions.
Use coconut oil or butter – This would add a great flavor to the mushrooms while still using healthy fat.
Add a sauce – You can add a dipping sauce for these mushrooms, like soy sauce with wasabi, or even a sweet and sour sauce as well.
Add breading – Create a breading using parmesan cheese and egg, and dip the mushrooms into it. Place the dipped mushrooms into the air fryer and fry for a crispy result.
More Air Fryer Recipes To Enjoy
- Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe
- Air Fried Roasted Green Beans
- Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
What To Serve With Garlic Mushrooms
Garlic Mushrooms in the Air Fryer
- baby Bella mushrooms
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
- Gently wash the mushrooms, then pat dry.
- Slice the mushrooms in half.
- Stir the olive oil and seasonings in a bowl, add mushrooms, and toss to coat.
- Add the mushroom to the air fryer basket in a single layer.
- Cook for 4 minutes, shake the basket, then cook for 2 minutes.
- Remove from the air fryer, and serve warm. Enjoy!