Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

This easy recipe for Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms uses baby portobello mushrooms and stuffs them with a paleo, keto, and Whole30 compliant herbed filling made with an almond flour base. Cook up this healthy mushroom appetizer in 10 minutes or less using your air fryer or Ninja Foodi!

whole30 stuffed mushrooms

Mushrooms are my go-to appetizer when they are on any menu, so I decided to create a super easy air fryer version that happens to also be plant based, gluten free and dairy free making it a delicious stuffed mushroom without sausage, meat, or cheese!

This recipe is a crowd-pleasing appetizer and the perfect date night snack. You could also make it a Whole30 meal by adding a side of delicious zucchini noodles. The options are endless.

Why You’ll Love This Easy Recipe

It’s super quick and super simple! You can have this appetizer prepped, cooked and presented in under 10 minutes.

This recipe is gluten free and dairy free. Not to mention, it’s also compliant with paleo, Whole30, keto, vegan and vegetarian dietary lifestyles.

It can be made in a Ninja Foodi, an all-in-one cooker that I cannot live without. This thing can pressure cook, air fry, steam, roast, dehydrate AND slow cook!

The mushrooms can be prepped ahead of time and cooked right before serving. I like making them ahead of time when I need to double or triple the recipe for a larger gathering.

I used portobello mushrooms, but you can use any kind that you enjoy as long as the cap is wide enough and firm enough to be stuffed.

🍄 Ingredients You’ll Need

Baby Portobello Mushrooms – I like using baby portobellos because they are firm and hold up to the weight of the filling.

Almond Flour – Stuffed shrooms usually have bread crumbs. Almond flour is a great grain-free substitution for bread crumbs.

Sundried Tomatoes (minced) – are dried and canned at their ripest. They add a subtle sweet and tangy flavor to the filling.

Italian Seasoning – is usually a blend of oregano, basil, marjoram, rosemary and thyme. It’s a quick way to add a lot of savory herbs to the filling.

Olive Oil – adds moisture to the breading mixture and helps it get lightly toasted and golden brown in the air fryer.

Salt & Pepper – balances the acidity of the sundried tomatoes and flavors the dish.

Fresh Parsley is used as a garnish. It emphasizes the rest of the flavors.

How To Make Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

1️⃣ Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F.

2️⃣ While the air fryer is preheating, prepare the filling mixture. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, nutritional yeast, minced sundried tomatoes, Italian seasoning, olive oil, and salt and pepper until a thick paste is formed.

3️⃣ Gently remove the stems from the mushrooms and clean off any dirt with a very lightly dampened paper towel. Discard stems or use them for another dish. Make sure the caps are completely clean and dry before moving on.

4️⃣ Evenly distribute the filling into the mushroom caps making sure not to overfill.

5️⃣ Place in a single layer in the preheated air fryer and cook for 8 minutes or until mushrooms are soft and filling is golden brown on the top.

6️⃣ Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve hot.

air fryer stuffed mushrooms

Oven-Baked Stuffed Mushrooms

No air fryer? That’s okay. You can make stuffed mushrooms in the oven.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place prepared and filled mushrooms layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until mushrooms are fork-tender and filling is golden brown and toasted.
  3. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and enjoy!

How To Clean Mushrooms Before Cooking

Mushrooms retain more moisture than most vegetables, so once they are wet it’s almost impossible to get them completely dry. A damp mushroom will get soggy when cooked, so to clean mushrooms without drenching them:

  1. Gently cut away the stems.
  2. Using a lightly dampened paper towel, gently wipe away dirt.
  3. If cleaning portobellos, with a small spoon, you can scoop away the gills and discard them.

👩🏻‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

You can use whatever type of mushroom you prefer. Cremini and button mushrooms are both sturdy enough to hold up to the weight of the filling.

You can also use regular portobello caps for entree size stuffed mushrooms. Just be sure to choose mushrooms that are the same size, so they cook evenly.

Save the stems and use in other dishes such as sauces, stocks and stir-fry.

Fill each mushroom just enough so that the filling doesn’t spill out of the mushroom.

All air fryers cook differently, so be sure to check for doneness every 5 minutes.

Air fryer stuffed mushrooms can be prepped ahead and stored loosely covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Cook them right before you’re ready to serve. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time.

Variations

The mushroom essentially serves as the vessel for the delicious filling, so the possibilities are endless when it comes to making this recipe your own. Try some of these variations and let me know what you think!

  • Add cooked and cooled savory ground sausage to the filling.
  • Add fresh lump crab meat and cream cheese. Season with Old Bay.
  • Switch up the flavors by switching up the seasonings. Try Cajun, Greek, or a garlic and herb blend.
  • Make them spicy! Add red pepper flakes to the filling.

Storing, Freezing & Reheating

Storing: Store leftover air fryer stuffed mushrooms in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

Freezing: Although you can purchase frozen stuffed mushrooms. It is not recommended for this recipe due to the high water content of using fresh mushrooms.

Reheating: To reheat, place them in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 4 to 5 minutes or until edges are browned and mushrooms are heated through.

air fryer stuffed mushrooms on a white plate

❓FAQ

Do I need to grease the air fryer basket before cooking?

No, greasing the basket is not necessary as mushrooms do not tend to stick.

Should I preheat the air fryer?

Normally I would not, but since mushrooms are delicate and cook faster than the filling, it’s best to preheat so the filling cooks at the same speed.

How do you keep mushrooms from becoming soggy?

Do not submerge or shower the mushrooms in water to clean. Use a damp paper towel to wipe away dirt. The convection circulating heat in an air fryer also helps keep the mushroom firm and cooked to perfection.

Can I air fry frozen stuffed mushrooms?

If your stuffed mushrooms are frozen, air fry them for 10 minutes at 350 until they begin to thaw. Then crank up the heat to 375 or 400 and air fry until they are cooked through and crispy. This may take more or less time depending on your air fryer and the size of your stuffed mushrooms.

More Easy Air Fryer Recipes

whole30 stuffed mushrooms

Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

This easy recipe for Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms uses baby portobello mushrooms and stuffs them with a paleo, keto and Whole30 compliant herbed filling. Cook up this healthy mushroom appetizer in 10 minutes or less using your air fryer or Ninja Foodi!
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 116kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp Sundried Tomato minced
  • 6 tbsp Almond Flour
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F.
  • While the air fryer is preheating, prepare the filling mixture. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, minced sundried tomatoes, Italian seasoning, olive oil and salt and pepper until a thick paste is formed.
  • Gently remove the stems from the mushrooms and clean off any dirt with a very lightly dampened paper towel. Discard stems or use for another dish. Make sure the caps are completely clean and dry before moving on.
  • Evenly distribute the filling into the mushroom caps making sure not to overfill.
  • Place in a single layer in the preheated air fryer and cook for 8 minutes or until mushrooms are soft and filling is golden brown on the top.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve hot.

Notes

Oven-Baked Stuffed Mushrooms

No air fryer? That’s okay. You can make stuffed mushrooms in the oven.
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place prepared mushrooms in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until mushrooms are fork-tender and filling is golden brown and toasted.
  3. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Storing, Freezing & Reheating

  • Storing: Store leftover air fryer stuffed mushrooms in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.
  • Freezing: is not recommended due to the high water content of mushrooms.
  • Reheating: To reheat, place them in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 4 to 5 minutes or until edges are browned and mushrooms are heated through.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating