These air fryer stuffed mushrooms are filled to the brim with a mouthwatering bacon and cheese mixture. If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer, this is it!
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Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms Video
How To Make Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
These stuffed mushrooms take less than 20 minutes to whip up — cooking included! Prep the ‘shrooms, get stuffing, and leave the rest to the air fryer.
- Prepare the mushrooms: Lightly rinse or wipe the mushrooms clean. Remove the stems and scoop out the centers with a butter knife or spoon.
- Mix together the stuffing ingredients: In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, bacon, shredded cheese, green onions, and garlic parsley salt until well combined.
- Stuff the mushrooms: Stuff the mushrooms with the cream cheese mixture.
- Air fry the stuffed mushrooms: Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Spray the air fryer basket or tray with cooking oil. Cook the stuffed mushrooms for 7-9 minutes, or until soft. Allow the mushrooms to cool slightly before serving, then enjoy!
Hot tip: For a next-level cheesy flavor, sprinkle additional cheese on top of the stuffed mushrooms before air frying. You’ll love the golden brown crust!
Tips for the Best Stuffed Mushrooms
Are you tired of lackluster mushrooms? Listen up to these tips to have stuffed mushrooms that are bursting with flavor and have the perfect chewy-crisp texture.
- Pick your mushrooms carefully. Baby bellas (or cremini mushrooms) are our ideal choice for stuffed mushrooms because they are bite-sized and have a delicious flavor. For skeptics, mild white button mushrooms are the safest choice. For a richer umami flavor, opt for portobello mushrooms. Make sure to use similarly sized mushrooms for the most even cooking results.
- Avoid soaking the mushrooms. Mushrooms are extremely absorbent, which often results in a soggy or rubbery texture. Instead of exposing them to a large amount of water, wipe the ‘shrooms clean with a damp paper towel or clean rag to guarantee they cook up properly. A quick rinse is fine — just allow them to dry completely before stuffing.
- Use your favorite cheese. You can’t go wrong with cheddar cheese! But, if you have more refined tastes, feel free to use Gruyère, Gouda, Parmesan cheese, or another favorite.
- Air fry the mushrooms in batches. Overcrowding prevents the hot air from circulating properly in the air fryer, which leads to mushy mushrooms. Each batch only takes 7-9 minutes to cook, so there’s no rush.
- Make just enough for serving. These stuffed mushrooms are best served warm and fresh — enjoy them right away for the best crisp and flavor!
Party prep can be stressful, especially when you’re in a rush. Put your mind at ease by preparing these stuffed mushrooms in advance. Assemble the mushrooms up to the point of cooking and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge overnight. All that’s left to do now is air fry them!
Ways To Serve
Whether you’re serving these stuffed mushrooms as an upscale appetizer, side dish, or as a simple snack, the possibilities for pairing are endless. Enjoy these bite-sized delicacies while they’re warm, and add a sprinkle of black pepper and fresh chives or parsley as a garnish. Looking for more appetizers? Impress everyone with classic bruschetta, zucchini pizza bites, or crispy air fryer chicken wings. Then, bring out air fryer pork chops, mashed potatoes, and an arugula Caprese salad to complete the table spread!
Storage & Reheating
We’ve mentioned that these stuffed mushrooms are best enjoyed fresh, but don’t fret if you have leftovers. They’re super tasty when stored and reheated properly!
- Storage: Store leftover stuffed mushrooms for up to three days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Reheating: To restore the best texture to your mushrooms, reheat them in the oven or air fryer at 350°F. Cover the mushrooms while they reheat until they’re almost ready, then remove the cover and allow them to crisp up slightly. For a quicker (but not as crispy) result, pop them in the microwave.
More Mushroom Recipes
- Sautéed Mushroom Appetizer — Seasoned mushrooms, onions, and garlic sautéed with cheese
- Mushroom Frittata — Loaded with caramelized onions and mushrooms, eggs and cheese
- Marinated Mushrooms — Mushrooms marinated in a tangy and herby mixture
- Mushroom Gravy — Creamy gravy with tender mushrooms and fresh dill
- Mushroom Flatbread Pizza — Flatbreads loaded with Caesar dressing, sautéed mushrooms, and three cheeses
- 16 oz Baby Bella mushrooms
- 6 oz cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 cup cooked bacon chopped
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese sharedded
- 3 tbsp green onions finely chopped
- 1/2 tbsp garlic parsley salt
- cooking spray
- Lightly rinse or wipe the mushrooms clean. Remove the stems and scoop out the center of each mushroom with a butter knife or spoon.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, bacon, shredded cheese, green onions, and garlic parsley salt until well combined.
- Stuff the mushrooms with the cream cheese mixture using a spoon.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Spray the air fryer tray with cooking oil. Cook the stuffed mushrooms for 7-9 minutes, or until soft.
- Allow the mushrooms to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!