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Air Fryer Mushrooms

Light, crispy, and easy AIR FRYER MUSHROOMS are a flavorful appetizer you'll love! Fried mushrooms make an easy game day appetizer, PERFECT for dipping.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried mushrooms, air fryer mushrooms, mushroom appetizers, easy air fryer mushrooms, mushroom appetizer, mushroom recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 25 mushrooms
Calories 36kcal
Author Christine Rooney


  • Air fryer


  • 1 8 oz. package Portobello mushrooms Baby Bella variety
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • tsp. garlic powder
  • tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. salt and pepper adjust to taste
  • olive oil spray


  • Wipe any excess dirt from one 8 oz. package of 'Baby Bella' Portobello mushrooms using a towel. Cut each mushroom into quarters and then cut each piece in half again (each mushroom will equal 8 pieces).
    Baby Bella portobello mushrooms on a cutting board, cleaned and ready to use for air fryer mushrooms
  • Pour ½ cup flour onto a plate.
    Whisk 3 eggs in a bowl.
    Pour 1½ cups Panko breadcrumbs into a bowl. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir until completely combined.
    Toss the chopped mushrooms in the flour until coated, then dunk the mushrooms in the eggs, and finally toss them in the spiced breadcrumb mixture until completely coated.
    Repeat with the remainder of the mushrooms.
    Ingredients for air fryer mushrooms separated into three bowls
  • Arrange the mushrooms on a plate or flat surface. Spray lightly with a can of olive oil. Turn the Air Fryer 'On'. Set to 360°F and 7 minutes.
    Arrange ⅓ of the mushrooms in the Air Fryer basket. (Make sure the mushrooms are not over-crowded). Push the basket into the fryer and cook for 7 minutes.
    Air fryer mushrooms in the air fryer basket after frying
  • Remove the mushrooms from the fryer when fully cooked. Repeat with the other two batches of mushrooms. Sprinkle with a little more salt after removing from the fryer.
    Serve immediately. Can be enjoyed alone or with any variety of dipping sauces.
    Air fryer mushrooms in a white square dish with a side of dressing



RECIPE TIP: It's important to use oil with a high smoking point such as extra light olive oil, avocado, or grapeseed oil. Do not use a non-stick spray such as Pam.


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg