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Air Fryer Mushrooms

by Karly

These AIR FRYER MUSHROOMS are tossed in garlic butter for loads of big flavor. Easy to make in the air fryer and delicious to eat as a main course, as a side, or over a juicy steak.

A close up of a few mushrooms in an air fryer basket.

There are two things that make every savory recipe better. First, butter! As they say “mo butta is mo betta”.

Second is garlic. Nearly every savory recipe could benefit from just a little bit of garlic.

The two obviously go together perfectly and that’s what we did here. Add in some mushrooms and you have a tasty dish!

Not only were these a simple savory lunch, it took me less than 5 minutes to fully clean my kitchen when I was done cooking them!

A close up of a sliced mushroom on top of a stack of mushrooms

How to cook mushrooms:

  • Put your white mushrooms to a large mixing bowl and toss with melted butter.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and continue tossing.
  • Place the mushrooms in a single layer to your air fryer basket. Make sure to leave space around each mushroom.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, shaking every 3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with parsley before serving hot!
Cooked mushrooms in an air fryer basket.

Garlic butter mushroom FAQ:

Can you freeze mushrooms?

Technically yes, but we don’t recommend it. They tend to get a little mushier when thawing out. If you want to freeze them raw, you should place them on a parchment lined baking sheet in your freezer until frozen, then transfer them to a freezer bag with as much air as possible removed.

Is a mushroom a vegetable?

No, I mean yes. They do not fit the definition of a vegetable because they are fungi. However, the USDA considers them veggies because of their nutritional attributes being similar to traditional veggies. Clear as mud, right?

How long do mushrooms last?

Raw mushrooms are good for around 10 days in the fridge. After cooking them they will stay good for 3-5 days in the fridge.

A close up of air fried mushrooms in the air fryer basket.

Our recommendation for your air fryer:

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Like any other important kitchen tool, your air fryer needs to be treated well to last a long time. One easy thing to do to prolong the life of your air fryer is to apply oil through a pump bottle, instead of using canned non-stick spray. The canned spray will damage your air fryer basket over time.

In our kitchen we use the OMORC six quart air fryer most of the time. We like the size for feeding our familiy of four. And the ability to clean with the dishwasher was a must for us in choosing air fryers.

Stacked up mushrooms on a black plate.

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A close up of an air fried mushroom.
A close up of a seasoned and cooked mushroom

Air Fryer Mushrooms

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These mushrooms were coated in garlic butter and cooked in the air fryer for both convenience and full flavor!


  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, halved
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Minced parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
  2. Add the mushrooms to a large mixing bowl and toss with the butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.
  3. Add mushrooms to the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes, shaking the basket every 2-3 minutes. 
  4. Remove from the air fryer and sprinkle with parsley before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 653mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

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