Mushrooms are my go-to forever favorite when it comes to adding a little something extra to steak, burger, chicken, pizza, or a wrap. It doesn’t get much better than these Air Fryer Mushrooms. Perfectly cooked mushrooms in a lemon garlic butter sauce ensure that dinner bliss is imminent. No Air Fryer? You can make them in the oven too!
Air Fryer Mushrooms Backstory
I am all about keeping cooking simple but am always willing to take the time for those easy little extras that take a dish from good to great. A well-seasoned steak is fabulous…but steak topped with buttery mushrooms?
Out of this world.
I think the first time I had the steak and mushroom combination, I was probably about 9. It was at the Western Sizzler. (Because we were classy like that in the early 80’s.)
And to clarify, it wasn’t actually a steak but rather steak tips. They were covered with a creamy mushroom gravy that probably came from a can. But I still loved it.
These days, I opt for freshly cooked mushrooms in a delicious butter sauce. My Air Fryer makes it so easy. I love not having to babysit a skillet while the mushrooms cook.
Making Air Fryer Mushrooms (or oven baked) is one of the simplest ways I’ve found to elevate so many different recipes. Burgers turn gourmet with the addition of seasoned mushrooms, and grilled chicken goes from bland to exciting.
The hands-on time for this recipe is only ten minutes making it perfect for even the busiest of weeknights.
Keep this recipe in your back pocket for the next time you want to wow friends and family, but have things you’d rather be doing other than spending hours in the kitchen.
How to Make Air Fryer MushroomsTime needed: 22 minutes. Deliciously seasoned mushrooms in under 25 minutes!
Arrange Place in a single layer in an Air Fryer Basket or parchment lined baking sheet.
Melt Butter Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small skillet while the Air Fryer is working its magic.
Toss mushrooms with the butter. Garnish with parsley and serve warm.
Mix it Up – Variations for this Recipe
Tools Needed to Make This Recipe
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- Air Fryer or Baking Sheet (I use the Breville Air Fryer Smart Oven.)
- Mixing Bowl
- Small Skillet or Pot
Frequently Asked Questions:
You can use most any kind! Some of my favorites are cremini (available year-round with a light to medium weight), porcini (in season late spring to autumn with a light to medium weight), diced Portobello (available year-round with a medium to heavy weight), and shiitake (medium weight.) You can learn more about the different types of mushrooms here.
Yes. You can make this recipe ahead of time and reheat on the stove top prior to serving. It will keep well in the refrigerator for up to four days
They need to be well cleaned otherwise they can be gritty. The easiest way is to put them in a bowl of water, and then drying them with a paper towel as you take them out. They just be washed just before using.
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Air Fryer Mushrooms
- 12 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons grass-fed butter
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- Preheat an air fryer to 370 degrees.
- Place the mushrooms in a medium bowl and toss with oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
- Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender.
- While the mushrooms cook, melt the butter in a small pot or skillet. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, and crushed red pepper.
- Toss mushrooms with butter, and garnish with parsley.
- Preheat an oven to 400 degrees.
- Season the mushrooms as instructed above and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cook for 18 to 22 minutes, until tender.
- Proceed with the rest of the recipe as above.