Can You Put Mushrooms In An Air Fryer? (read this first)

There are a number of ways to cook mushrooms in an air fryer and they’re all delicious. This gives you lots of scope when it comes to meal planning, especially if you’re a fan of mushrooms.

These air fried mushrooms are so tender and juicy and more importantly, full of flavour.

If you want to know exactly how to cook mushrooms in your air fryer, keep reading because we have 3 surefire ways we know you’re gonna love.

How to Cook Mushrooms In An Air Fryer

Such a simple recipe, with such a full flavour.


  • 225g (8 ounces) Mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Worcester Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Cut the mushrooms into thick pieces (either in half or quarters depending on the size)
  2. Place the mushroom pieces in a large bowl
  3. Add all of the other ingredients and toss well to ensure all pieces of mushroom are coated
  4. Place the mushroom pieces in the air fryer basket and cook at 180 C (350 F) for 8 minutes
  5. Shake the basket to turn the mushroom pieces
  6. Cook for a further 7 minutes or until done to your liking
  7. Serve

Air Fried Mushrooms Cooking Tips

  • Ensure all of the mushroom pieces are approximately the same size
  • You can substitute the Worcester sauce with soy sauce
  • You could add some chopped garlic for extra flavour
  • Cooking times are for guidance only as all air fryers are different
  • Check the progress of the mushrooms after 12 minutes, they should be cooked but not burnt

How To Cook Breaded Mushrooms In Air Fryer

If you like deep fried breaded mushrooms, then you’re definitely going to love these cooked in the air fryer! They’re crisp on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside.


  • 454g (1lb) Button Mushrooms
  • 40g (⅓ cup) Breadcrumbs
  • 40g (⅓ cup) Plain Flour
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 190 C (380 F)
  2. Set up a dipping station by placing the flour in one bowl, the beaten egg in a 2nd and the breadcrumbs and seasonings in a 3rd
  3. Dredge the mushrooms through the flour
  4. Then dip in the egg
  5. Then coat in breadcrumbs
  6. Spray lightly with oil
  7. Place the breadcrumbed mushrooms in the air fryer basket in a single layer (you’ll probably need to cook in 2 batches)
  8. Air fry for 6 minute
  9. Shake the basket
  10. Air fry for a further 6 minutes
  11. Serve

Air Fried Breaded Mushrooms Cooking Tips

  • This recipe works best for button mushrooms but you could cut larger mushrooms before breading
  • Cooking times are strictly for guidance only
  • Spraying the breadcrumbed mushrooms with oil helps them to become crispy

How To Cook Tinned Mushrooms In An Air Fryer

Tinned mushrooms are convenient due to the fact that they’re already cooked and they have a long shelf life. However, they can be disappointing if you’re a fan of mushrooms. Cooking tinned mushrooms in an air fryer dries them out just enough to make them pass as fresh(ish) mushrooms.


  • 1 small can of Mushrooms
  • ¼ teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Worcester Sauce


  1. Open the tin of mushrooms and drain
  2. Place the drained mushrooms into an ovenproof dish that will fit in your air fryer basket
  3. Add the garlic powder and Worcester sauce
  4. Mix thoroughly
  5. Air fry for 8 to 10 minutes at 200 C (400 F)
  6. Serve

Air Fried Tinned Mushrooms Cooking Tips

  • Cooking times may vary depending on the make and model air fryer you own
  • Check on the cooking progress of the mushrooms regularly to ensure they don’t get burnt
  • You can omit the added extras and just cook the drained mushrooms

Why was the mushroom so popular at school?
Because he was a fun-guy! 😂


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you cook mushrooms in an air fryer?

You can cook mushrooms in an air fryer. As cooking mushrooms in an air fryer uses little to no oil, it is a healthy way to cook mushrooms.

Can you cook tinned mushrooms in an air fryer?

You can cook tinned mushrooms in an air fryer. Drain the mushrooms and place in an ovenproof dish, air fry for 8 to 10 minutes at 200 C (400 F).

Is it better to air fry or pan fry mushrooms?

Cooking mushrooms in a frying pan uses a considerable amount of cooking oil. Whereas air frying uses little or no oil at all. It is far healthier to air fry mushrooms than to pan fry them.

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