Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this mouthwatering recipe for air fryer stuffed mushrooms! Whether you’re looking for a delectable appetizer, a delightful side dish, or even a filling main course, these mushrooms are loaded with a savory and cheesy stuffing that comes out perfectly golden every time.
Why You’ll Be Hooked on This Recipe
- Speedy to prepare and cook in just a matter of minutes using the air fryer.
- Make them ahead of time and then pop them in the air fryer right before you’re ready to indulge.
- Stuffed portobello mushrooms are the ideal choice for any occasion, whether it’s a special gathering or a casual get-together. Plus, they’re vegetarian-friendly, ensuring that everyone can enjoy them!
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What You’ll Need
The complete list of ingredients and quantities can be found in the recipe card below.
The recipe suggests using Portobello mushroom caps, which are perfect due to their ample size and ability to hold more filling. However, if you prefer, you can opt for other mushrooms that have a cup-shaped cap.
Smaller mushrooms will cook a bit faster, so make sure to reduce the cooking time if you decide to go with them.
Light olive oil is used in the recipe, but feel free to substitute it with any liquid cooking oil you typically use for air frying. Just make sure to choose one with a high smoke point, such as vegetable oil or avocado oil.
While the recipe features cheese-stuffed mushrooms, you can get creative and add any pre-cooked fillings you desire.
- Roasted garlic (2 teaspoons of garlic powder can be substituted)
- Softened cream cheese, cut into chunks (remember to take it out of the fridge around 20 minutes before cooking)
- 6-cheese Italian cheese blend (mozzarella cheese can be substituted)
- Finely chopped fresh chives
- Parmesan cheese
Feel free to experiment by adding some chopped cooked ham, shredded rotisserie chicken, or a sprinkle of chopped walnuts and blue cheese.
How to Cook Stuffed Mushrooms in the Air Fryer
This recipe is a breeze to make, with just a few important steps to achieve perfection:
Preheat the air fryer to 400°F / 200°C. This typically takes about 3 minutes. While not all air fryers require preheating, I find it yields better results for short cooking times, like this one.
While the air fryer is preheating, prepare the filling. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves into a large bowl and add the cream cheese, shredded cheese, chives, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
Lightly brush the mushroom caps with oil, then stuff them with the cream cheese mixture. Finally, top each mushroom with an equal amount of Parmesan cheese.
Carefully place the stuffed mushrooms in the air fryer basket. If your air fryer tends to stick, you can place a small square of parchment paper underneath the mushrooms (if parchment paper is safe to use in your air fryer).
Air fry the stuffed mushrooms for approximately 6 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender, the cheese has melted, and the top is irresistibly golden and crispy.
These air fryer stuffed mushrooms are incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways. They make a delightful appetizer or side dish for your next dinner party or gathering. Serve them alongside a fresh salad for a light and healthy lunch option. You can even make them the star of the show as the main course for a satisfying vegetarian meal.
Additionally, these stuffed mushrooms make for an excellent snack or party appetizer. Pair them with a delectable dip of your choice and get ready to impress your guests!