Air fryer Stuffed mushrooms anyone

Stuffed mushrooms made in an air fryer are a fantastic appetizer or side dish that’s easy to prepare and delicious to eat. The air fryer cooks them perfectly, giving the mushrooms a nice texture while the stuffing becomes crispy and golden. Here’s how you can make air fryer stuffed mushrooms:

Ingredients:

For the Mushrooms:

  • 12 large button or cremini mushrooms (large enough to stuff)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Stuffing:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (or other herbs like thyme or basil)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: chopped cooked bacon or sausage for added flavor

Equipment:

  • Air fryer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon or small scoop

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Mushrooms:

  • Start by gently removing the stems from the mushrooms. Set the caps aside and finely chop the stems to use in the filling.
  • Using a small spoon, scrape out some of the insides of the mushroom caps to create more space for the stuffing.
  • Brush the outside of the mushroom caps with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper.

2. Make the Stuffing:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, minced garlic, chopped onion, chopped mushroom stems, and parsley. Mix until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If using bacon or sausage, add it now.

3. Stuff the Mushrooms:

  • Spoon the stuffing mixture into each mushroom cap, packing it lightly to fit as much as possible without overflowing.

4. Preheat the Air Fryer:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 360°F (182°C). This ensures the mushrooms start cooking in a hot environment, helping to sear the outside quickly.

5. Air Fry the Mushrooms:

  • Arrange the stuffed mushrooms in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook them in batches.
  • Cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the stuffing is golden brown.

6. Serve:

  • Remove the stuffed mushrooms from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving, as the stuffing can be very hot.
  • Serve warm as an appetizer or alongside your main dish.

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms:

  • Don’t Overcrowd: Make sure there is some space around each mushroom in the air fryer to ensure even cooking and crispiness.
  • Moisture Check: If your mushrooms start to release a lot of liquid during cooking, that’s normal. You can pause halfway through cooking to carefully drain the excess liquid if necessary.
  • Customization: The filling for stuffed mushrooms is very versatile. Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese, herbs, and add-ins like spinach, artichokes, or different meats.

Enjoy your air fryer stuffed mushrooms, a delightful dish that’s sure to impress with its flavorful filling and perfect texture!

Leave a Comment