Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms Recipe

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These breaded mushrooms in the air fryer make a delicious party appetizer or dinner side! Making crispy breaded mushrooms from scratch couldn’t be easier with this recipe!

hand holding air fryer basket with breaded mushrooms

Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

You can have breaded mushrooms from scratch in 15 minutes with this easy recipe. All you need to do is dip mushrooms in egg and breadcrumbs, put them in the air fryer, and they will be cooked to perfection!

The air fried breaded mushrooms come out so crispy and delicious – you’ll love making them in the air fryer! Imagine biting into these mouthwatering breaded mushrooms, so yummy!

No need to turn on the oven for this recipe!

Want to make more for a party? Just make them in batches so they don’t overlap each other.

air fryer with breaded mushrooms inside

Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Did you know that mushrooms, including crimini mushrooms, are actually a kind of fungus? They are also one of the most popular mushrooms to cook with around the world! They come in two colors – white and brown.

Besides tasting great, mushrooms have some great health benefits! They contain many important vitamins and minerals, making them a wonderful addition to your diet. Not to mention, they are low-calorie and make a good swap for meat in vegetarian dishes.

Additionally, crimini mushrooms are an excellent source of zinc, which is a vital trace element for your immune system. Other key health benefits of mushrooms include potassium, fiber, and anti-oxidants.

hand holding air fryer basket with breaded mushrooms

How to Make Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

This recipe is very easy to follow and does not require many ingredients at all!

You will need:

  • 8 oz whole mushrooms, cleaned and de-stemmed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

breaded mushrooms cooking in air fryer

In a small bowl, crack the egg and whisk well. Then add some breadcrumbs to a plate.

You will also need to lightly spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray to prevent sticking, or brush with vegetable or olive oil.

Make sure your mushrooms are cleaned and the stems removed before starting.

close up of breaded mushrooms in air fryer

First, dip the mushroom in the egg batter, then roll the mushroom in the breadcrumbs until fully coated. Place in the air fryer basket. Repeat steps with remaining mushrooms.

Once all mushrooms are in the air fryer in a single layer, sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste. You can also add other seasonings of your choice!

air fryer mushrooms on a plate

Then set the air fryer temperature to 390F for 15 minutes.

When done, transfer to a serving plate and serve warm!

fork holding air fryer mushrooms above plate of breaded mushrooms

What to Serve with Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

These breaded mushrooms make a perfect appetizer for a party or dinner with your family. Want to serve these with something else to make a more filling meal? Check out these recipes below for ideas!

fork stabbing mushroom above plate of breaded mushrooms

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Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

These air fryer breaded mushrooms are amazing! So easy to make in the air fryer, this breaded mushrooms appetizer is a hit at every party! They are so crispy and delicious!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer breaded mushrooms
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 82kcal

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  • 8 oz whole button mushrooms stems removed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  • Whisk the egg in a bowl.
  • Put breadcrumbs on a plate.
  • Dip each mushroom cap in egg on both sides, then dip it in breadcrumbs on both sides and put in the air fryer. Repeat with remaining mushroom caps.
  • Cook breaded mushrooms in the air fryer at 390F for 15 minutes.
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Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I couldn’t wait for lunch Melanie. Thank you for this recipe. I’ve recently been eating plant-based food so I used a tempura batter instead. The real value in your article for me is the cooking technique. Your time and temp worked great! Delicious result. Thanks again!!

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