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Air Fryer Mushrooms (Breaded)

Air Fryer Mushrooms Recipe – It’s easy to air fry irresistibly crunchy and delicious breaded mushrooms in only 20 minutes! Serve with dipping sauces for the perfect party snack or side dish.

Plate overflowing with fried mushrooms with sauce in a ramekin.

Why We Love this Mushroom Recipe

If you are a fan of deep-fried breaded mushrooms, this lighter leaner Air Fryer Mushrooms recipe is for you!

Crispy on the outside, and juicy on the inside, these little beauties are fabulous on their own. Or serve them with marinara, ranch, Caesar dressing, or any dipping sauce you like. Either way, they are indescribably delicious and could not be easier to make from scratch.

Tender button mushrooms are dunked in an egg and olive oil wash, then coated with a simple breadcrumb and spice mixture. Air fry for only about 10 minutes until golden brown, and serve hot as a snack or party appetizer that’s sure to please!

Plate of air fryer mushrooms top down, with ramekin of sauce.

Ingredients You Need

  • Mushrooms – buttons are best
  • Egg – as a binder for the breading
  • Olive oil – or other high-heat oil you like, such as avocado or canola oil
  • Breadcrumbs – plain, or gluten-free
  • Spices – garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper
Hand dipping a crunch air fried mushroom into dressing.

How to Make Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

Preheat the air fryer to 380°F. Set out two mixing bowls. In one bowl combine the egg and olive oil. Whisk well. Then add in the mushrooms and toss to coat.

Raw button mushrooms in a bowl.

In the second bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of cracked black pepper. Mix well.

Once the air fryer is hot, scoop half of the mushrooms into the breadcrumbs.

Raw mushrooms in a breading mixture.

Then lay the mushrooms in a single layer in the air fryer basket. For super crispy mushrooms be sure that they do not touch!

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Battered mushrooms in the air fryer basket.

Air fry for 8 to 12 minutes, gently shaking once after 5 minutes. 

Fried mushrooms in air fryer basket.

Meanwhile, coat the remaining mushrooms and breadcrumbs. Once the first batch is out of the air fryer, repeat with the second batch.

Close view pile of crispy mushrooms.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy air-fried mushrooms warm with your favorite dipping sauces. We love to pair the hot, crunchy ‘shrooms with warm marinara, or any of these cool and creamy sauces:

Or serve alongside a ramekin of Ranch, Caesar, or Blue Cheese Dressing.

Air fryer mushrooms on a plate with ramekin of sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are air fryer mushrooms healthy?

In fact, these pop-able snacks are on the healthier side. Egg and a bit of olive oil are the only binders here, and this air fryer mushrooms recipe does not need any extra spray oil. Hooray!

Do you have to cook mushrooms before frying?

Nope! Dredge the raw mushrooms in the egg mixture and breadcrumbs, then let the air fryer do all of the cooking.

How do you get breading to stick in an air fryer?

The initial egg and oil coating is necessary for a thick, crispy breading that sticks to the mushrooms.

Can you save fried mushrooms?

They taste best when freshly made. However, breaded and fried mushrooms will keep well for up to a day or so. Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge.

What is the best way to reheat breaded fried mushrooms?

I highly recommend that you briefly reheat them in the air fryer to get that glorious crunch back. Alternatively, you heat them on a baking sheet for 10 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Hand holding mushrooms bitten in half, showing inside to camera.

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Air Fryer Mushrooms (Breaded)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Air fry irresistibly crunchy and delicious breaded mushrooms in only 20 minutes with this easy recipe! Serve with your favorite dipping sauces for the perfect party snack or side dish.
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 380°F. Set out two mixing bowls. In one bowl combine the egg and olive oil. Whisk well. Then add in the mushrooms and toss to coat.
  • In the second bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of cracked black pepper. Mix well.
  • Once the air fryer is hot, scoop half of the mushrooms into the breadcrumbs. Toss to coat. Then lay the mushrooms in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 8 to 12 minutes, gently shaking once after 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile coat the remaining mushrooms and breadcrumbs. Once the first batch is out of the air fryer, repeat with the second batch. Serve warm.

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Notes

Serve as-is or with dipping sauce on the side! Consider marinara, blue cheese, ranch dressing, or marinara.
They taste best when freshly made. However, breaded and fried mushrooms will keep well for up to a day or so. Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge.
I highly recommend that you briefly reheat them in the air fryer to get that glorious crunch back. Alternatively, you heat them on a baking sheet for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Nutrition

Serving: 5pc, Calories: 64kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.003g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 58mg, Potassium: 269mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 122IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Southern
Author: Sommer Collier

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4 comments on “Air Fryer Mushrooms (Breaded)”

  1. Loved making these in the air fryer! Made the perfect lunch, so delicious!

  2. These were so delicious! Even my picky son loved them!

  3. this is perfect! thank you for sharing this recipe for my southern comfort food needs

  4. This is one way I really enjoy mushrooms!! Crisp on the outside & tender inside!