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Crispy Air Fryer Mushrooms

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These crispy air fryer mushrooms are on my MUST MAKE appetizer list. Although truth be told we would enjoy these every single day if we could! Yes, they are THAT good.

Fresh AIr Fried Crispy Mushrooms.

These air-fried mushrooms ARE IT! First, they’re rolled in flour, then egg, then panko for a crispy crunchy coating, and then air fried to perfection. You can dip them or just slam-dunk them as is, there’s no wrong way to enjoy them!

What do I need to make Air Fryer Mushrooms?

  • fresh small button mushrooms
  • soy sauce
  • flour
  • egg
  • panko
  • oregano
  • salt
  • paprika or cayenne (your choice!)
  • garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • air fryer
  • oil spritzer

Can I use bigger mushrooms?

You CAN use bigger mushrooms for this recipe. If you choose to use bigger mushrooms you will need to cook them longer. Instead of 6 minutes per side, you might shoot for 8 minutes a side and see how they are doing.

Realize also that if you get bigger mushrooms it will make fewer mushrooms because you’re using more of the ingredients per mushroom. But if you go by weight you should be fairly close for coating ingredients.

Air fryer mushrooms in the basket of an air fryer.

Do I REALLY need an oil spritzer for these air fryer mushrooms?

Since this is a dish typically deep-fat fried you really do need a way to get oil on the mushrooms. Brushing won’t work, it’s really best to spritz it on. And don’t skimp on it, really give them a good coating.

A platter of air fryer mushrooms.

How to Serve these Fried mushrooms

Personally, I think they’re best when eaten hot right out of the air fryer. BUT if you’re making them for guests then you can serve them as an appetizer. Either pass them around hot or set them out with a dipping sauce.

Dipping an air fryer mushroom in dipping sauce.

If you’re thinking of doing a lot of appetizers these go very well with my Bacon Wrapped Crackers and Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Dates. You can’t go wrong with bacon right?? Oh and while we’re on the subject try these bacon-stuffed jalapeño poppers!

Do I need a dipping sauce for Crispy Mushrooms?

NO! But do you WANT one?? Maybe!! Try barbecue sauce, ranch dressing (bacon ranch OR jalapeño ranch), or Marinara. Any of those would be perfectly paired with mushrooms. Oh, cheesy queso would work too!

Yield: 6 servings

Crispy Air Fryer Mushrooms

Crispy air fryer mushrooms with lemon wedges and dipping sauce.

These air-fried mushrooms ARE IT! First, they're rolled in flour, then egg, then panko for a crispy crunchy coating, and then air fried to perfection.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 8 ounces small white button mushrooms
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika or a pinch of cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups panko


  1. clean the mushrooms by wiping away any dirt
  2. toss together with the soy sauce and let them rest 5 minutes
  3. preheat the air fryer on 350° for 5 minutes
  4. crack the eggs into a bowl and lightly beat
  5. in another bowl blend the flour, Italian seasoning, garlic, paprika, OR a pinch of cayenne, or both!
  6. line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  7. set up an assembly line of the flour, eggs, and panko
  8. dip the mushrooms in the flour, then eggs, and then panko, then lay them on the baking sheet
  9. when you have enough to fill the basket of your air fryer lay them in the tray of the preheated air fryer
  10. spritz really well with oil, don't skimp on the oil
  11. air fry at 350° for 6 minutes, turn over, and air fry for 6 more minutes
  12. while the mushrooms cook go ahead and dip the remaining mushrooms
  13. when the first batch is done, repeat with the remaining mushrooms

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 257Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 62mgSodium 612mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 10g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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