Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Last updated on December 13th, 2021

These air fryer stuffed mushrooms are the perfect answer to your afternoon snack cravings, a quick party appetizer solution or a delicious side to have with dinner. They are made with a few common ingredients and can be pulled together in just under a half-hour.

Tips & Tricks for making Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients:

There’s nothing particularly fancy or special that goes into making these stuffed mushrooms. You’ll find all of the ingredients you’ll need at your local grocery store, or – if you’re fortunate – in a well-stocked fridge or pantry shelf.

  • 1 pound whole white button mushrooms
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese finely shredded
  • 2 tablespoons green onions finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
stuffed mushroom ingredients

Directions:

Preheat air fryer, following manufacturer’s instructions – to 350 degrees (see note). Spray air fryer basket with cooking oil spray.

Air fryer stuffed mushroom process photo

Dust and wipe mushrooms clean and remove stems. Yes, I’m in the “don’t rinse” camp when it comes to working with mushrooms – although feel free to use good judgement. If you see mushrooms that are terribly dirty and should be rinsed, I will not stand in anyone’s way.

Air fryer stuffed mushroom mix

You’ll want to mix together the softened cream cheese, green onions, ground paprika and kosher salt until it’s well combined. Often times to make this easier I use either a hand mixer, or a potato masher for this step.

stuffed mushrooms

Use a spoon – or fork, stuff the mixed cheesy cream cheese filling into mushroom caps, until slightly overfull – or puffy. You can definitely use your fingers and hands for this part, but since I’m photographing and cooking and jotting down notes at the same time, I tend to stick with utensils. Getting cream cheese out of Canon lenses is the worst.

uncooked  stuffed mushrooms

Place the stuffed mushroom caps – filling side up – in prepared air fryer basket. For this dish, I’m using my favorite air fryer, the Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 multicooker which resembles a grill. If you’re using one of the smaller, basket-like air fryers that more closely resembles a deep fryer or a small oven, you may need to work in smaller batches. This is okay just be sure to add a bit more time to your cooking time.

stuffed mushrooms

Cook for 8 minutes, or until mushrooms are crispy and golden brown. If you are using a smaller air fryer, you may need to be flexible and add more cooking time to the mushrooms.

close-up air fryer stuffed mushrooms

Remove promptly from air fryer basket and allow stuffed mushrooms to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Garnish with additional finely sliced green onions, if desired.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I really need to preheat my air fryer?

Not all air fryers are created equally. Different air fryer types come with different recommendations from different manufacturers. If your air fryer doesn’t come with a pre-heat option, then it’s a good bet you won’t need to preheat your air fryer. I test my recipes on 4 separate air fryers, and only one doesn’t require preheating.

Can these stuffed mushrooms be cooked in a regular oven?

Yes, they can be, using the conventional or convection setting on a full-size oven.
Conventional baking: set oven to 375 degrees and bake for approximately 20 minutes – checking frequently.
Convection baking: set oven to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 10 – 15 minutes – checking often.
Due to the larger size of the oven, the mushrooms will need more cooking time.

Can I make ingredient substitutions?

This is a great recipe for making substitutions and adding your own bit of “flavor” to the dish. Mix things up by adding garlic, white onion, finely shredded chicken, or other mix-ins. Feel free to make omissions or substitute as well — this recipe is easily adaptable.

How should I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in a loosely covered container in the refrigerator for no more than one day – mushrooms don’t hold up for very long.

How should I re-heat leftovers?

Pop them right back in the air fryer at the same temperature for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through. You could also microwave them but they will not be as crispy or as flavorful.

Related Recipes

Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, mushrooms
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Angela
These air fryer stuffed mushrooms are a perfect party appetizer, late afternoon snack or complimentary side dish for most dinners.
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Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Vegetable-based cooking oil spray

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole white button mushrooms
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese finely shredded
  • 2 tablespoons green onions finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer, following manufacturer's instructions – to 350 degrees (see note).
  • Spray air fryer basket with cooking oil spray.
  • Dust and wipe mushrooms clean (do not rinse) and remove stems.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, green onions, ground paprika and kosher salt until well combined.
  • Using a regular spoon, stuff the cream cheese filling into mushroom caps, until just slightly overfull.
  • Place the stuffed mushroom caps filling side up in prepared air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 8 minutes, or until mushrooms are crispy and golden brown. If you are using a smaller air fryer, you may need to work in batches.
  • Remove promptly from air fryer basket and allow stuffed mushrooms to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with additional finely sliced green onions, if desired.

Notes

Note: All air fryers are manufactured slightly differently. Some require preheating before cooking, some do not. 
If you own a “multicooker” air fryer select the “air crisp” button for this recipe, or refer to your air fryer owner’s manual for further guidance on which setting to use for “air fry”.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

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