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Air Fryer Mushrooms With Soy Sauce and Garlic 

Air fryer mushrooms are a quick and healthy side dish ideal for any weeknight dinner.

In just 10 minutes in the air fryer, you’ll enjoy tender mushrooms infused with a simple soy-garlic sauce with a sprinkling of fresh parsley for a touch of freshness.

One of the things I love most about air fryer mushrooms is how easy they are to make! 

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If you’re a mushroom lover like me, you’re going to love the delightful taste and texture that air frying brings to this ingredient.

You only need a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes of cooking time for an amazing side dish. 

The best way to clean mushrooms

The best way to clean mushrooms is by gently brushing off any dirt or debris with a soft brush or a damp paper towel.

Avoid rinsing them under water, as mushrooms tend to absorb liquid easily, which can affect their texture when cooking.

clean up the mushrooms

How to Cook Mushrooms in the Air Fryer – Step by step

Step 1

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.

Prepare all the ingredients. I used cremini mushrooms.

Step 2

While the air fryer is preheating, after cleaning, slice the garlic and the mushrooms into 1/4-inch bite-sized pieces.

I like to cut them not too thin, because I love to bite into the meaty texture of the juicy mushrooms.

Step 3

In a bowl, combine the sliced mushrooms, sliced garlic, a drizzle of soy sauce, a splash of olive oil or avocado oil, and a pinch of salt and black pepper.

season the mushrooms

Toss everything together to ensure the mushrooms are evenly coated.

Place the seasoned mushrooms in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

Step 4

Cook the mushrooms for about 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.

Remove the mushrooms from the air fryer and sprinkle them with fresh parsley before serving.

mushrooms in air fryer basket before cook
mushrooms in air fryer basket after cook

What kind of mushrooms are best for air frying?

Different types of mushrooms can fry well in the air fryer.

Some of the mushrooms I have tried are baby bellas, white mushrooms, portobello mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and oyster mushrooms.

I like to slice them up, but you can also cook the whole mushrooms or cut them into quarters.

Tips For Cooking Mushrooms in the Air Fryer

  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket – cook in batches if necessary.
  • Slice them evenly, for consistent cooking, and slice your mushrooms into similar-sized pieces. This ensures that they cook uniformly and have a uniform texture.
  • If you prefer thinner mushrooms, check them more often during cooking, as they cook faster.
  • I used sliced garlic, but if you want you can use minced garlic for more strong garlic flavors or garlic powder for a mild flavor.

Storing Leftovers

If you have leftover mushrooms, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the air fryer.

Variation on air fry mushrooms

Crispy breaded mushrooms: Simply dip the mushroom slices in beaten egg, coat them in breadcrumbs or panko bread crumbs, and air fry until golden and crispy.

Garlic Mushrooms: Toss mushrooms with minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, and fresh thyme before air frying.

Parmesan-Herb Mushrooms: Toss with olive oil, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and grated parmesan cheese before air frying.

What to Serve With Air-Fried Mushrooms

These delicious air fryer mushrooms are perfect as a side dish; serve them alongside main dishes with your favorite protein, such as chicken, grilled ribeye, hot smoked salmon, or meatloaf. 

They are also a great topping for pizza or focaccia or even in pasta dishes; I love adding them to this garlic spaghetti.

Finally, another idea for using these mushrooms is to add them as a filling component in sandwiches, tacos or burritos for even more special flavor and texture.

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Air fryer mushrooms

Air fryer mushrooms

These air fryer mushrooms are seasoned with a savory soy-garlic sauce and a sprinkling of fresh parsley. Ready in just 10 minutes, there is no better way to prepare mushrooms than in the air fryer.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 16 oz Mushroom
  • 2 Garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Fresh parsley, chooped


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Clean the mushrooms by brushing off any dirt or debris.
  3. Slice the mushrooms to your desired thickness.
  4. In a bowl, combine the mushrooms, minced garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  5. Place the mushrooms in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  6. Cook for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
  7. Remove from the air fryer. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1173mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g

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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