There are endless uses for delicious air fryer mushrooms – from pasta toppings to omelet fillings! Learn how to make my perfectly seasoned air fryer mushrooms, along with savory serving suggestions, cooking tips, and options to customize.
Why you’ll love this air fryer mushroom recipe
- My air-fried mushrooms are super versatile. Eat them alone, use them as an umami topping, or add them to a stir-fried dish.
- These easy air fryer mushrooms are made with 100% keto-friendly ingredients, that also happen to be vegan, and gluten-free ingredients. In other words, everyone can enjoy their fantastic flavors.
- It's quick and easy to make mushrooms in the air fryer, making this recipe great for weekly meal prep. Simply marinate and air fry.
- Equal parts juicy and firm, these mushrooms have an incredible texture that you'll want to add to everything!
Here's everything that goes into my fried mushrooms:
The base of this recipe is a pound of halved mushrooms in any variety you prefer - they are all keto-friendly!
From shiitake mushrooms to lobster mushrooms – each variety offers a unique flavor.
Olive oil adds great fat content and flavor to this side dish.
A bit of soy sauce pairs well with the equally umami mushrooms.
Opt for gluten-free soy sauce or tamari to keep things gluten-free and low-carb. Worcestershire sauce will also do!
While dried herbs are great in a pinch, there's nothing quite like the flavor of fresh herbs!
Fresh rosemary adds a woodsy, complex flavor to this dish.
I add a bit of salt to these mushrooms as a flavor enhancer; it makes every ingredient taste better!
Air fryer tips
- For the most flavorful air-fried mushrooms, marinate your mushrooms for an hour before cooking.
- While marinating, stir your mushrooms a couple of times to ensure each mushroom is coated.
- Store leftover air fryer mushrooms in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, just pop them back in the air fryer for a few minutes!
How to make air fryer mushrooms
Here's how to cook mushrooms – air fryer style!
Step 1: Cut mushrooms
First things first – clean mushrooms by gently removing any dirt with a paper towel. Cleaning mushrooms using water wrecks your flavor potential, as the mushrooms will soak that water right up!
If you're working with smaller mushrooms like button or shiitake, half them and set aside.
For larger varieties like portobello, acorn, or lobster mushrooms, chop them into bite-sized pieces.
Step 2: Prep marinade
Next, prepare your marinade by adding olive oil, soy sauce, salt, and sprigs of fresh rosemary to a mixing bowl.
Mix your ingredients to combine.
Step 3: Marinate mushrooms
Now, add your prepped mushrooms to the marinade, tossing until each piece is well coated.
I suggest you marinate your mushrooms for at least 15 minutes, preferably an hour, for the most delicious flavor.
Step 4: Air fry mushrooms
As your mushrooms are marinating, go ahead and preheat the air fryer to 380°F.
When ready, add your marinated mushrooms to the air fryer basket, ensuring the pieces aren't overlapping; this is going to give the mushrooms the best texture.
Air fry the mushrooms, shaking the basket halfway through cooking time for an even cook.
I suggest you check your mushrooms intermittently the first time you make this recipe. Different air fryers and mushroom types will cause small variations in cooking times.
Step 5: Garnish and serve
You'll know your air fryer mushrooms are done when they're tender and golden brown.
Then, remove them from the air fryer basket and garnish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and rosemary.
How to serve air fryer mushrooms
They also pair swimmingly with chimichurri flank steak!
- Feel free to play with herbs and spices to fit different dish pairings. Experiment with yummy additions like garlic powder, onion powder, chili flakes, fresh basil, and thyme.
- Make keto breaded mushrooms by rolling your marinated mushrooms in pork rinds before air frying.
- Create garlic mushrooms by air frying mushrooms in fresh minced garlic, garlic powder, salt, and parmesan cheese.
- Air fry crispy mushrooms by raising the temperature. Then, use them as a crunchy topping to soups and salads.
- Use any kind of mushroom you prefer for endless flavors and textures! Try portabella mushrooms, acorn mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and more.
Here are the questions I get the most about my air fryer mushrooms recipe. If I don't answer your question here, please leave it for me in the comments below.
While air fryer recipes have the power to make food super crispy without added fats, my air fryer mushrooms still have a good fat content. This comes from olive oil, having about 14 grams of fat and 1.9 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon.
When prepared well, you can turn any type of mushroom into a culinary masterpiece!
One of my favorite types of mushrooms to fry is maitake mushrooms or "hen-of-the-wood." This mushroom is one of the most flavorful varieties and can be added to several different dishes.
Like this air fryer mushroom recipe? Try these!
Love my air fryer mushrooms recipe? Try my other yummy low-carb side dishes:
- Cauliflower Rice Pumpkin Risotto is made with creamy ingredients like pumpkin puree, heavy cream, and freshly grated parmesan cheese.
- Keto Stuffed Mushrooms are super savory, made with pork rind crumbs, cream cheese, and minced garlic.
- Green Beans Almondine is made with slivered almonds, lemon juice, and plenty of butter!
- Creamed Spinach Recipe with Cheese is packed with creamy, cheesy flavor.
- Keto Jicama Fries are expertly spiced with cumin, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
Air Fryer Mushrooms
- 1 pound mushrooms any variety you prefer halved
- ½ teaspoon salt adjust to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- fresh rosemary for marinating and garnish
- If the mushrooms are too large, you can cut them into bite-sized pieces.
- In a bowl, combine the olive oil, soy sauce, and a few sprigs of fresh rosemary. Mix well.
- Add the mushrooms to the marinade and toss until they are well coated. Allow the mushrooms to marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour to enhance the flavor.
- Preheat the air fryer to 380°F (193°C) for a few minutes.
- Place the marinated mushrooms in the air fryer basket in a single layer. If needed, you can cook them in batches to ensure even cooking.
- Cook the mushrooms in the air fryer for approximately 8- 10 minutes, shaking the basket or flipping the mushrooms halfway through to ensure they cook evenly. The exact cooking time may vary depending on the size and type of mushrooms you are using, so keep an eye on them to prevent overcooking.
- Once the mushrooms are tender and golden brown, remove them from the air fryer and garnish with fresh rosemary.
- Serve with lemon wedges as a side dish, appetizer, or add them to salads or pasta dishes as desired.
- Make sure the mushrooms are well coated in the marinade to ensure flavorful results.
- You can adjust the seasoning to your taste preferences. Feel free to add additional herbs or spices if desired.
- Experiment with different mushroom varieties for unique flavors and textures.
- Leftover air fryer mushrooms can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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