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Crispy Breaded Mushrooms (Air fryed, Baked, Deep-fried)

Air fryer breaded mushrooms are a delicious and seriously tasty side dish, or the perfect appetizer

​​For the preparation of this fried mushrooms in air fryer there are different types of mushrooms you can use.

Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms


Ingredients Needed For Air-Fried Mushrooms

Preparing these air fryer breaded mushrooms is really easy.

These are the main ingredients you need for this easy recipe.

For the step-by-step directions and measurements, scroll down to our printable recipe card. 


Below you can read which type of mushrooms are suitable for this recipe.


These are used to coat the mushrooms. Use batter with flour for the vegan version.

Plain bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs

The ingredient that makes these mushrooms super crunchy.

Parmesan cheese

As an Italian I put parmesan cheese everywhere, but you can also omit it.

Parsley, Garlic or garlic powder: t

To taste.

Salt & Black Pepper

I am going to go with the simple, but the Italian seasoning is also fine.

Olive oil or avocado oil

Will help to brown the mushrooms. Use a cooking spray so that the oil is evenly distributed.

What Kind of Mushrooms Should I Use?

Champignon (white button mushrooms)


One of the most widely cultivated mushrooms on the market, the champignon mushroom, available in two varieties, white or brown, is distinguished by excellent flavor and a texture that offers great versatility.

Fleshy and compact.

Porcini Mushrooms

Porcini Mushrooms

Compact, tasty and very aromatic in cooking.

The flesh is white, firm and compact. They have a strong aroma and an unmistakable flavor.

Oyster Mushroom

Oyster Mushroom

Virtually stemless with a large cap, these have very elastic flesh and fibrous flesh.

These characteristics, combined with an extremely fresh and delicate taste, are perfect for this recipe.

How To Clean Mushrooms

Mushroom cleaning should not be based on over-washing them; you can rub a slightly damp paper towel over the surface of the mushroom to clean it of soil that would otherwise stick to it.

Mushrooms are composed mostly of water so they should never be washed under running water.

How To Cut Mushrooms

After cleaning them, take the mushroom and cut the stem from the cap.

It depends on the size of the mushrooms, if you use larger mushrooms I recommend cutting them in half or slice mushrooms to have a more uniform cooking.

How Do I Make This Air Fryer Mushrooms Recipe?

Clean the mushrooms

Cut off the stem of the mushroom.

Using a damp cloth, clean the mushroom to remove the dirt. If it is necessary to cut the mushroom in half.

Prepare the breadcrumbs

In a bowl put the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic , parsley, salt and pepper and mix well.

Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

In a separate bowl beat one egg.

Preheat the air fryer:

Preheat the air fryer to 375 F degrees (190 C degrees).

Bread the mushrooms

Dip the mushrooms first in egg mixture and then in the bread crumb mixture.

Repeat this operation twice to get a super crispy breading.

How Long To Cook Breaded Mushrooms In The Air Fryer

Place the mushrooms in the air fryer basket in a single layer, being careful not to overlap them.

Spray with oil, or help yourself with a kitchen brush.

Cook mushrooms at 375 degrees F (190 degreesC) for 10 minutes.

Shake the basket halfway through cooking.

Different Cooking Methods

Deep frying: Pour enough oil into the frying pan.  When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms a little at a time.

Fry for 6-10 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking .

Remove mushrooms from oil and place in a dish lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil

Oven: Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Tips For Breaded Mushrooms In The Air Fryer

Choose mushrooms of a similar size: This will help you to have an even cooking process.

Bread well: With your hands, be sure to press the breadcrumb mixture well all over the mushroom to make it stick well and give it a thicker coating .

Do not overlap during cooking: Cook in small batches to make sure you get the best crispy breaded mushrooms; if you put too many mushrooms in the fryer, the hot air will not circulate.

Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

Recipe Variations

Corn flakes breading: Great not only for breakfast, these cereals, perhaps plain and not sweet, can be crushed into coarse pieces and used to coat foods for a crispy, golden, flavorful breading! 

Eggless breading: You can get nice crispy crust in 2 ways: moisten the mushroom in olive oil and dip it in breadcrumbs, perhaps scented with fresh herbs; alternatively make a flour mixture, mixing water flour, salt and pepper.

Use panko: The Japanese version of our breadcrumbs.

It can be found ready-made in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese grocery stores, or you can make it at home: just toast and then process white bread in a mixer.

Gluten-free breading: Use chickpea flour or almond flour, for example, which is fantastic for vegan recipes but delicious and very useful for stir-fries either in powder or batter for really tasty breading.

You can also use cornmeal or rice flour, equally tasty and flavorful, ideal for eggless but great breadings.

How To Serve These Air-Frying Mushrooms

You can serve these breaded mushrooms for a quick lunch , but also as an delicious appetizer for a game day.

Moreover, it is a perfect side dish for your dinner parties.

I love to serve them with these delicious chicken cutlets or to accompany this pizza bagel or this mochiko chicken.

Serve it with your favorite dipping sauces or try them with this delightful Lebanese hummus or this hummus without tahini.

air fryer breaded mushrooms

Faq’s – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of eating mushroom?

  • They are a source of minerals
  • They contain B vitamins
  • They are a source of plant proteins
  • They contain carbohydrates
  • They are a source of lysine and tryptophan
  • They provide antioxidants

Can you cook frozen breaded mushrooms in an air fryer?


Place frozen mushrooms in the basket of an air fryer, spray with olive oil and cook at 375ºF (190ºC) for 10 minutes.

How to store leftovers?

This is a recipe that should be served piping hot for best results.

However, here is a method that can be adopted to reheat the mushrooms if needed – cool and refrigerate the mushrooms in a covered airtight container and then reheat using the air fryer at 390F degrees (200C degrees) for about 3 minutes. 

Can These be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, indeed this will help for a crispier breadcrumbs.

Store them in the refrigerator in an airtight uncook and then cook them when you need.

Easy Air Fryer Mushrooms Recipe

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Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

Tasty and easy recipe! A recipe for mushroom fans!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms
  • 1 Eggs
  • 1 Garlic glove
  • Small bunch of Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • Oil (use cooking oil spray)


  1. Clean the mushrooms, remove the stem with the help of a small knife, then clean them with a damp cloth.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 370F degrees.
  3. In a bowl, beat the eggs.
    In anotherv bowl pour the breadcrumbs.
  4. Mince the garlic and parsley and add it to the breadcrumbs along with the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and mix well.
  5. Dip the mushrooms first in egg and finally in breadcrumbs, repeat this step twice, and lay them on a plate.
  6. With the help of a kitchen brush, or a spray oil , lightly oil the basket of the air fryer.
  7. Lay the breaded mushrooms on top, being careful not to overlap them,and oil spray on top.
  8. Cook for about 10 minutes at 375F degrees, until golden brown. Shake the basket halfway through cooking.
  9. Serve the breaded mushrooms piping hot accompanied by your favorite dip.


Frying: Pour oil into the frying pan. When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms a little at a time, maximum 6, it then depends on the size of the pan.

Fry for 6 to 10 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking, for even cooking.

Remove mushrooms from oil and place on a plate with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Oven: Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 372Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 1594mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 15g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

Do you think I could stuff these with sausage and then air fry them? They were great as is with just the breading. But we adore stuffed mushrooms too.


Thursday 4th of May 2023

Hello Jennifer, yes 100%, my advice is to cook the sausage first.


Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

Super easy recipe. Turned out perfect in my air fryer. Yum


Thursday 4th of May 2023

happy you enjoy!


Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

You know, this was the only recipe that my youngest daughter liked with mushrooms. I think it is because they were very crispy! Delicious. :)


Monday 1st of May 2023

Delicious. I often find that homemade fried mushrooms can be a bit soggy. But these were flavourful and most important they were crispy! Everyone raved about them and asked for them again. YUMMY!

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