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Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms: A Delicious Way to Cook Mushrooms

Air fryer breaded mushrooms are a delicious and seriously tasty side dish.

​​For the preparation of this recipe there are different types of mushrooms you can use.

Below I will explain which ones are suitable for this delicious recipe.

Preparing these air fryer breaded mushrooms is really easy.

Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

Ingredients Needed

These are the main ingredients you need for this recipe.

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

  • Mushrooms 
  • Eggs
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Salt & Black Pepper

What Kind of Mushrooms Should I Use?



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 damp cotton cloth 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 they are too big I recommend cutting them in half 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 another bowl beat one egg.

Preheat the air fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 375ºF (190ºC).

Bread the mushrooms: Dip the mushrooms first in egg and then in seasoned breadcrumbs.

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 basket, being careful not to overlap them.

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

Cook mushrooms at 375ºF (190ºC) for 10 minutes. Shake the basket halfway through cooking.

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 batter, 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, 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

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

Serve it with your favorite dip or hummus.

air fryer breaded mushrooms

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 container and then reheat using the air fryer at 390ºF (200ºC) for about 3 minutes. 

Recipe Tips For Breaded Mushrooms In The Air Fryer

Choose mushrooms of a similar size. 

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.

air fryer breaded mushrooms


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Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms
Yield: 2 people

Air Fryer Breaded Mushrooms

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

Tasty and easy recipe!


  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms
  • 1 Eggs
  • 1 Garlic glove
  • Small bunch of Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


  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 cook for about 10 minutes at 375F degrees, until golden brown. Shake the basket halfway through cooking.
  8. Serve the breaded mushrooms piping hot accompanied by your favorite dip.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 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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