Flavored with sesame oil and soy sauce, these air fryer mushrooms deliver big flavors with very little effort! An easy low carb side dish.
Veggies have become one of my favorite things to cook in the air fryer. Just like these air fryer green beans and crispy air fryer cauliflower, these mushrooms cook quickly without the need for heating up the whole oven.
Reasons you'll ♡ this recipe
- you need just 4 simple ingredients
- the air fryer wicks moisture away, helping the mushrooms get nice and browned
- between the roasted mushrooms, sesame and soy, you get incredible flavor
- they are low carb, gluten-free-friendly and vegan
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- mushrooms- you can use any type of mushrooms for this recipe; I've tested with both button and cremini. You can also cut them in various shapes or leave them whole. I found quartered had the best flavor as the small pieces absorbed the sesame oil and soy sauce well.
- soy sauce- I use reduced sodium soy sauce in all my recipes. If you are gluten-free, swap for tamari or coconut aminos
- sesame oil- I used regular sesame oil; if you use toasted sesame oil the flavor may be more potent.
Step by step directions
1. Prepare mushrooms- Wash and pat dry the mushrooms. Trim off the end of the stem, then cut into quarters. Toss in sesame oil and soy sauce. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes if you have the time.
2. Cook- Heat your air fryer to 400°F/200°F. Add mushrooms to the basket, then cook for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket several times. Cook until deeply browned and roasted through (as in image below).
Garnish + enjoy- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and garnish with green onion (optional). Enjoy!
Yes, you can leave the mushrooms whole, however I found they absorbed more flavor when quartered or sliced. If you do leave them whole, you'll need to increase the cook time.
While I haven't tried mushrooms, I have successfully cooked many frozen vegetables in the air fryer. I would toss in the soy and sesame oil, shake off excess, and add several minutes to the cook time to account for them being frozen.
Yes you can, but keep in mind that as you spread the mushrooms out, they will likely cook faster. Be sure to shake them up, rotate the trays, and check on the frequently.
Storage + reheating
Air fryer mushrooms reheat surprisingly well! Here is how to safely store and reheat them:
- Cool completely, then store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- To reheat, set your air fryer to 350°F. Heat for 5 or so minutes, tossing mushrooms up as needed, until they are warmed through.
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More basic air fryer recipes
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- Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli
- Ultra Crispy Air Fryer Bacon
- Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
- Seriously Crispy Air Fryer Gnocchi
Air Fryer Mushrooms
- 1 lb mushrooms button or cremini recommended, cut into quarters
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce see note 1
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- sesame seeds
- green onions
- Prepare mushrooms- Wash and pat dry the mushrooms. Trim off the end of the stem, then cut into quarters. Toss in sesame oil and soy sauce. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes if you have the time.
- Cook- Heat your air fryer to 400°F/200°F. Add mushrooms to the basket, then cook for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket several times. Cook until deeply browned and roasted through (as in image below).
- Garnish + enjoy- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and garnish with green onion (optional). Enjoy!