Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms are the vegetarian appetizer everyone wants to eat! These yummy stuffed mushroom caps are filled with gooey mozzarella cheese, red and yellow bell peppers, and a delicious Italian seasoning blend.
AIR FRYER STUFFED MUSHROOMS RECIPE
Mushrooms are my favorite side dish. They're earthy, yummy, and perfect with just about anything.
These Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms are the best vegetarian appetizer or easy side dish with a few basic ingredients. Plus they're ready in just 20 minutes!
These delicious button mushrooms are stuffed with red and yellow bell peppers, mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper. Add them to your next vegetarian charcuterie board or Meatless Monday dinner.
INGREDIENTS IN AIR FRYER STUFFED MUSHROOMS
Button mushrooms: These mushrooms are so easy to stuff and eat! Also known as white mushrooms, just remove the stems and stuff the caps.
Mozzarella cheese: I use melty mozzarella for this meat-free stuffed mushroom recipe. It helps keeps all the filling inside the caps! Plus, who doesn't love cheese?
Bell peppers: I use red and yellow bell peppers for this vegetarian stuffed mushroom recipe. If you can't find red and yellow, orange or green would also work!
Italian seasoning: Typically, this universal seasoning blend is a mix of oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary. It's great for meat, veggies, sauces, and pasta dishes too!
Crushed red pepper: Add a little heat to your stuffed mushrooms! I love the subtle spice that crushed red pepper adds to this classic appetizer.
Black pepper: The sharp taste of cracked black pepper is the perfect addition to most recipes. It's got a bit of a kick without overpowering your taste buds.
Salt: Everything is better with just a pinch of salt. Like potatoes, mushrooms need salt to bring out their natural umami flavor.
Oil: A little oil helps these mushrooms cook evenly without sticking to the air fryer basket. It also helps the seasonings stick to the mushroom and not the mixing bowl!
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HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER STUFFED MUSHROOMS
- First, gently wash and dry the mushrooms with a kitchen towel. Be sure to scrub off all the dirt by hand. Remove the stems and scoop out any extra in the middle with a small spoon.
- Then, season the mushrooms with salt, pepper, and oil in a mixing bowl. Mix well to coat everything evenly inside and out.
- To make the filling, mix the mozzarella cheese, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, crushed red pepper, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix everything until well combined.
- Now, stuff the mushroom caps with the filling. To get the mushrooms completely filled, use the back of a spoon to press it firmly inside.
- Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F — or 180 degrees C!
- Finally, place the stuffed mushrooms in a single layer in the air fryer basket or on the air fryer tray. Cook for a few minutes until browned on the outside and melty on the inside. Serve warm!
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH AIR FRYER STUFFED MUSHROOMS
These Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms are great for a small appetizer or a yummy side dish.
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WHY ARE MY STUFFED MUSHROOMS SOGGY?
Mushrooms are such a tasty, earthy treat! Technically they're a fungus and not a vegetable, but I could them as veggies on my plate.
Like many veggies, they can release some moisture when you cook them. Since this filling is mostly dry with just peppers, mozzarella cheese, and a couple seasonings, they shouldn't end up too soggy — especially in the air fryer!
Be sure to dry the mushrooms inside and out before stuffing them to get less soggy stuffed mushrooms. The quick cooking method with the air fryer dry heat should also keep these mushroom caps yummy and not squishy!
CAN YOU WARM UP STUFFED MUSHROOMS?
This recipe only makes about 15 mushrooms depending how big yours are. Luckily it's easy to double, triple, or even quadruple this stuffed mushroom recipe for big parties and tailgating spreads.
If you have leftovers, they'll last up to 4 days in the fridge. You can easily reheat them! Pop them back in the air fryer for a few minutes until they've warmed through.
You can also use a conventional oven or the microwave in a pinch. If you use the microwave, you may get a chewier final product.
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- Use Any Air Fryer: This recipe can be made in an air fryer unit with a basket or an air fryer oven. If you're using an air fryer oven, place your food on the middle rack and select the "air fry" function.
- Check your food as it cooks! Since each air fryer runs differently, sometimes air frying is a trial and error process. When cooking a new recipe, be sure to check on your food often. This will help you avoid over or undercooking, and help you learn your air fryer's specific ways!
Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
- Kitchen towel
- 2 mixing bowls
- .66 pounds button mushrooms
- 1 teaspoon salt divided
- 2 teaspoons black pepper divided
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ⅓ cup mozzarella cheese
- ⅓ cup yellow bell pepper chopped
- ⅓ cup red bell pepper chopped
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- Rinse and clean the mushrooms. Wipe off the extra water with a kitchen towel. Remove the mushroom stem, and scoop out the center with a small spoon.
- Season mushrooms in a mixing bowl with salt, pepper, and oil. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, mix the mozzarella cheese, yellow peppers, red peppers, crushed red pepper, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
- Stuff the mushroom caps with the cheesy filling, pressing with the back of a spoon to fill it completely.
- Air fry at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 5 to 6 minutes.
Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.