These air fryer mushrooms are healthy and delicious. This simple dish is made with olive oil and lemon and is ready in under 20 minutes.
Air fryers are the latest device to hit the market, and they're a great way to cook your food. With just a minimal amount of oil, it can capture all those delicious flavors without adding too many calories or fat.
This recipe for Air Fryer Mushrooms is simple and easy to follow with under ten ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. The best part about these mushrooms? They make a fantastic side dish but also work wonderfully in salads, pizzas, pasta dishes - really, anything you want them on top of will taste amazing.
Plus, you don't have to worry about the prep time either because this recipe can be done and ready to be eaten in under 20 minutes!
- Incredibly easy - with under ten ingredients, these tasty air fryer mushrooms are insanely easy to make! All you need is your air fryer and about 20 minutes!
- Healthy - mushrooms are low carb and very healthy as they are low in calories and contain fiber, protein, and antioxidants. If you love fried mushrooms, you need to try this healthy alternative.
- Versatile - you can easily make these air fried mushrooms your own! Substitute the rosemary for thyme or parsley to change up the flavor if you like!
- Super tasty - the seasonings used in this recipe and the olive oil give these mushrooms an incredible flavor that everyone will love!
Mushrooms - this recipe calls for white mushrooms, but you can play around with various mushroom types if you wish. You could try Portabella, Shiitake, or even Oyster mushrooms.
Olive oil - if you don't have any olive oil on hand, you could try making these air fryer mushrooms with some melted butter instead. Garlic butter will really elevate the flavor! You can use oil spray if you're trying to reduce fat and calories.
Salt and pepper - make sure to use fresh ground pepper and sea salt for the best taste. You can try pink Himalayan salt as well.
Herbs - fresh rosemary gives this dish a flavor punch! You can easily use a different herb such as oregano or thyme, or just stick with salt and pepper for a mild taste.
Garlic powder - garlic powder is a great way to get more garlic flavor without over powering it.
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How to make air fried mushrooms
Always start with clean hands, work area, and kitchen utensils.
Step One: Cut the mushrooms in half. Add olive oil, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, and stir it. Add the mushrooms to the bowl and toss until the mushrooms are completely coated.
Step Two: Place the mushrooms in the air fryer basket, select 370˚ F and cook for 8 minutes, stirring halfway. Once the mushrooms are thoroughly cooked, top them with lemon zest and fresh herbs.
How to clean mushrooms
Mushrooms are like sponges; they fill up with water. That’s why it isn’t recommended to run them under the tap or let them soak.
To properly clean them you should:
- Cut off the stems of the mushrooms and clean them with a damp cloth or paper towel.
- You can gently rub them with a small brush.
- They can also be scraped with a knife.
- Air fryers vary so be sure you're familiar with how your cooks.
- You may need to adjust your cooking time depending on the size of your mushrooms. Check at the halfway point and determine how much longer they need to cook.
- Slicing the mushrooms thinner or smaller will decrease the cook time.
Soy sauce is commonly added to flavor mushrooms. Try adding a tablespoon to the oil mixture before cooking.
When the mushrooms are done cooking, sprinkle them with breadcrumbs that have been toasted in melted butter. This is also known as gremolata.
Air Fryer Mushrooms can be served as an easy appetizer on a cheese board with other crudités. Spread over baked brie or goat cheese and serve with crackers or toasted sourdough bread slices.
Top pizza or toss them into my easy fettuccine Alfredo delicious dinner.
You may also like them served as a side dish for steak and chicken.
Storage and reheating
You can keep the mushrooms for up to 3 days in the fridge, but it's better to eat them immediately because the texture will change over time, and they will become soggier.
It is not recommended to freeze your leftover mushrooms, as the texture will change too much.
To reheat from refrigerated: reheat your leftover mushrooms in the microwave until warmed through. Cooking time will depend on how many mushrooms you are reheating and the wattage of your microwave.
Air-frying mushrooms is the best way to go, but you can also fry your mushroom in a skillet. Just fry them up in a bit of olive oil over medium heat with your favorite seasonings. Just be sure to gently saute them while occasionally stirring until they are tender.
Because of their molecular structure, mushrooms are almost impossible to overcook. Their tender texture will stay in tact when cooked at different temperatures and times.
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Air Fryer Mushrooms
- 1 package 8 oz white mushrooms, cut in half
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- The zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Clean mushrooms with a damp towel.
- Cut the mushrooms in half.
- In a large bowl add olive oil, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, stir it.
- Add the mushroom to the bowl, toss until the mushrooms are completely coated.
- Place the mushrooms in the air fryer basket. Cook at 370, ˚F for 8 minutes, stirring halfway.
- Once cooked, top with lemon zest and fresh rosemary.
- You can keep the mushrooms for up to 3 days in the fridge, but it's better to eat them immediately because the texture will change over time, and they will become soggier.
- Do not Freeze.
- You can substitute the fresh rosemary for fresh parsley or fresh thyme.
Love food? Get more info about the health benefits of mushrooms at the USDA.