Once you discover the magic of air fryer mushrooms, your culinary world will be forever changed – and your love for mushrooms will reach new heights.
This air fryer mushroom recipe revolutionizes the way you cook Portobello mushrooms, achieving that perfect balance of a crisp exterior while preserving their juicy, tender interior.
Garlic butter portobello mushrooms are perfect for any mealtime, whether you're enjoying them for breakfast, lunch, appetizer, starter, dinner, a side dish or satisfying snack.
Mushrooms rich, earthy flavours beautifully complement the fragrant garlic butter that pools in the mushroom gills and around the stem with fresh parsley providing a burst of flavour with every mouthful.
How to cook Mushrooms in the Air Fryer
Check out our quick video to learn how to make these delicious air fryer mushrooms with garlic.
Or continue reading for more advice on perfecting this air fry recipe, as well as suitable substitutes and alternative ingredients you can use.
When it comes to cooking these easy air fryer mushrooms, selecting the right ingredients is key to achieving a mouth-watering, flavourful dish.
With just a handful of simple ingredients, you'll be able to create perfect air fried mushrooms. We'll be using oil, portobello mushrooms, butter, garlic, and fresh parsley to create a scrumptious, tender, and crispy mushroom dish that will leave you craving more.
Portobello, sometimes spelt portobella mushrooms are large flat mushrooms with a rich, earthy flavour that forms the base of this delicious recipe.
If you're unable to find portobellos, you can use large cremini mushrooms (aka baby bella mushrooms) as an alternative, they are the same variety but picked earlier so not as large. But you can cook more of them to make up for it!
When selecting fresh mushrooms for this recipe, look for ones with a slightly curved edge, as this will help contain the garlic butter and prevent it from spilling out during the cooking process.
This recipe will not work with chestnut or white button mushrooms.
Oil is used to coat the portobello mushrooms before air frying, ensuring a crispy exterior while keeping the inside tender. Spray oil is recommended for easy application, but you can brush on regular cooking oil. Olive oil, sunflower, vegetable or avocado oil are my go to choice.
Fresh garlic provides a fragrant and slightly pungent aroma, perfectly complementing the earthy mushrooms. In case you don't have fresh garlic, you can use garlic puree, adjusting the quantity to your taste preference.
Finely chopped fresh parsley adds a pop of colour and a subtle, fresh herby note to the dish. If fresh parsley isn't available, you can use dried parsley, but remember to reduce the quantity, as dried herbs are more potent.
Alternatively, you can try using fresh coriander or chives.
Butter adds a velvety richness to the dish and enhances the flavours of the other ingredients. Room temperature butter is ideal for easy mixing with the garlic and parsley.
If you'd like a substitute, you can use margarine or a plant-based butter alternative for a vegan option.
Salt and Pepper
Season to your taste, feel free to add extra herbs or spices to your taste.
Preparing air fryer mushrooms requires a pastry brush to ensure even oil coating on them. A mixing bowl, cutting board, and knife for preparing the garlic butter mixture and chopping the herbs. Obviously you will also need an air fryer to cook mushrooms in.
It's time to begin cooking our delicious air-fried garlic mushrooms! We'll provide you with a brief overview here.For the complete instructions and precise measurements, make sure to check out the printable recipe card - click here.
To clean mushrooms, use a damp kitchen paper towel, removing any soil. This helps avoid it soaking up too much water.
Start by spraying or brushing a little olive oil over the mushrooms, ensuring they are evenly coated. This will help them crisp up nicely and stop them going wrinkly and dry in the air fryer.
Place the mushrooms round cap side facing up in your air fryer basket and cook for 4 minutes at 200℃/400℉.
Make a Garlic Butter
While they're cooking, grab a small bowl and mix together the butter, garlic, and fresh parsley to create a delicious garlic butter.
Once the initial air fry cooking time is up, carefully turn the air fryer mushrooms over so the stem side is facing up.
Add a generous dollop of the garlic and herb butter mixture on the stem/gills of each mushroom.
Continue air frying mushrooms for an additional 4 minutes at 200℃/400℉, then remove from the air fryer basket and serve.
Cook time is 8 minutes in total. For crispy edges on your juicy mushrooms you can cook for longer.
Season and Garnish
Season your air fried mushrooms with salt and pepper and garnish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley for that extra touch of flavour and presentation!
Garlic portobello mushrooms are incredibly versatile. Whether you're looking for a tasty starter, appetizer, main course, or even a unique breakfast option.
Let's explore some more serving suggestions to help you make the most of these delicious air fried mushrooms!
Serve the garlic portobello mushrooms alongside grilled meats, fish, or tofu for a flavorful and satisfying accompaniment. Here are a few you can try it with.
Place the garlic portobello mushroom in a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, and your choice of sauces for a mushroom burger - a great vegetarian meal.
Salad Pasta or Pizza
These garlic mushrooms do look fantastic whole but they can easily be sliced or chopped into bite-sized pieces, sliced mushrooms are a delicious addition to salads, pasta dishes, or as a pizza topping.
There you have it perfectly cooked air fryer mushrooms.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Air Fryer Mushrooms (Garlic Portobello)
- 1 teaspoon Oil We use spray oil for easy application.
- 2 Portobella Mushrooms Large Flat Mushrooms
- 20 grams Butter at room temperature
- 1 clove Garlic minced
- 2 teaspoon Fresh Parsley finely chopped
- pinch Salt and Pepper to season
- Prepare all the ingredients, make sure butter is soft enough before you start cooking mushrooms.
- Spray or brush, approx 1 teaspoon Oil over the 2 Portobella Mushrooms
- Place in the air fryer, cap side facing up. Air fry for 4 minutes at 200℃/400℉
- Meanwhile, chop 2 teaspoon Fresh Parsley and 1 clove Garlic, add to a small bowl with 20 grams Butter.
- Mix together to make a herby garlic butter.
- Turn mushrooms over, stem side facing up. Add the butter on or around the stem.
- Cook for a further 4 minutes at 200℃/400℉.
- Remove and serve. Season with a pinch Salt and Pepper and garnish with more fresh parsley.
Allow the cooked mushrooms to cool completely to room temperature before storing in an air tight container or food bag. Store in the fridge and eat mushrooms reheated within three days.
When you're ready to enjoy the air fryer mushrooms again, reheat them in a air fryer, oven, pan or microwave until they are warmed through.
A sneak peek into our chopped mushrooms.
Mushroom are like sponges so care should be taken when washing them, I like to use a damp kitchen paper towel to clean them. So not too much water is soaked up by them. Read more about washing mushrooms here.
Any large flat cup mushrooms will work, look for ones with a lip to contain the garlic butter in as it melts.
Cook as many as will comfortably fit in one layer in the air fryer basket. If using baby portobello mushrooms you can cook more in! Perfect for a smaller air fryer.
I don't usually it reaches heat very quickly anyway.
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