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It’s official. Cooking mushrooms in the air fryer is my new preferred way to make them. Why? Well, air frying mushrooms is faster than oven roasting, there’s less cleanup, and they taste absolutely perfect!
And did I mention these air fryer garlic mushrooms are vegan, Whole 30, paleo, gluten-free, keto, low-carb, and WW friendly?
I know that’s a long list, but basically, all I’m saying is that this recipe works for lots and lots of different ways of healthy eating. So whatever diet your family is following, this is a side dish that would work for pretty much everyone!
Maybe the best thing about this recipe though is that it’ll turn even mushroom skeptics into mushroom lovers! Yup, it’s really that good!
Air Fryer Garlic Mushrooms
This mushroom recipe is a delicious side dish, made with just a few simple staple ingredients.
baby bella mushrooms
oil of choice
see variations below
Asian-Inspired Variation, All Optional
Italian-Inspired Variation, All Optional
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat setting, turn to 400 degrees and wait about 5 minutes for it to come to temperature.
Meanwhile, cut the mushrooms in half and mince the garlic.
Add the mushrooms, oil of choice, salt, and garlic to a large bowl. If using the optional balsamic vinegar or coconut aminos, add that in as well. Mix well to coat the mushrooms with the oil and seasonings.
Once the air fryer is hot, pour the seasoned mushrooms into the air fryer basket in a single layer. Although the mushrooms may touch (they’ll shrink a lot during cooking), be careful not to overcrowd the basket too much.
Close the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes, then stop to gently shake the basket or use a spatula to turn them.
Air fry again for another 5-7 minutes, checking near the end of the cook time to make sure they aren’t overcooking.
Transfer the cooked mushrooms to a serving bowl or dish, garnish with green onions or parsley (if using), and serve!
To store leftovers: Transfer any leftovers to an airtight container, or transfer to a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
To reheat leftovers in the air fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then add leftovers to the air fryer basket. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until heated through and beginning to crisp up again.
*Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients.
Air Fryer Garlic Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.