Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms | Protein-rich Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms

How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms in the Air Fryer

Hello Foodies,

         These delicious veggie-filled mushrooms taste just like restaurant-style stuffed mushrooms and are my absolute favorite. They are not time-consuming at all and can be made up 1-2 days before needed. I made for weekends dinner appetizer, and they disappeared so fast! They were just fabulous! You can double or triple the recipe. 

You can make them a day ahead of time and refrigerate them, then popped them in the air fryer for the last step. This easy and instant appetizer will be devoured at any party. Tender mushroom caps are filled with healthy veggies, fresh herbs, and a triple dose of cheese for the perfect pre-dinner bite. Here’s how to make a vegetarian appetizer that everyone will love. They are always a hit and go within minutes. Instead of green chili, you can use some jalapeño or if making for kids skip adding it. 
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          Whenever I’m throwing a party, I like to put out a hearty spread of appetizers including favorites such as Air Fryer Potli Samosa, Spinach Cheese Balls, and Paneer Tikka. Veggie stuffed mushrooms are always a great addition to any menu and they’re a total crowd-pleaser.
         Mushrooms are filled with many nutrients, and these are the powerhouse of protein, and it is a great substitute for meat and an excellent protein source for vegetarians. Adding onions, garlic, and cheese with other veggies makes this stuffed mushrooms more flavorsome, healthy, and yummy dish. The best thing about this recipe is you can prepare to stuff and can assemble them ahead of time and fridge them uncooked and whenever you like to eat, just air fry them. 

         Try them out, it is a simple, instant recipe and it's a great party appetizer or starter or evening snack recipe and will surely please your family, friends, and guests!


           Yes, you need to preheat an air fryer when making stuffed mushrooms. Placing them in a hot basket helps give them a great crunch and speed up the process of cooking too.

Here’s why I love Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms:

  • Protein-rich appetizer for vegetarians
  • Quick & Easy to make
  • Healthy & nutrient Packed
  • Vegetarian, Nut-Free, & Gluten-Free  Appetizer/Snacks/Side Dish
  • All you need is 15 minutes

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Let me show you how to Make Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms in an Air Fryer!

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes; Cooking Time: 9 Minutes.

Each serving of Stuffed Mushrooms Contains 54 Cal.


  • Mushrooms 9 
  • Garlic 2 cloves, minced
  • Onion ½ small, finely chopped
  • Green chili 1, finely chopped
  • Black pepper 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Cilantro/Coriander leaves 2 tbsp, chopped
  • Zucchini/Cucumber ½ small, chopped
  • Cream cheese 3 Tbsp
  • Parmesan cheese 3 Tbsp
  • Cheddar+Mozarella Cheese 3 Tbsp
  • Bread crumbs 2 tbsp
  • Olive oil 2 Tsp


  • Preheat Air Fryer to 360 F(175 C). Spray a baking tray with cooking spray and keep it ready.
  • Wash and clean mushrooms and pat dry them using a kitchen paper towel.
  • Carefully break off stems and finely chop stems, and discard the tough end of stems.
  • In a pan heat olive oil and add onions, garlic, and green chili, and saute and cook for a minute.
  • Now add chopped mushrooms stems saute all well and cook them until any moisture has disappeared and set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in another bowl add cream cheese, parmesan cheese, cheddar-mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs.
  • Add zucchini/cucumber, salt, black pepper, and cooked onion-mushroom stems mixture and mix all very well(The mixture should be thick).
  • Using a spoon fill each mushroom cap with a generous amount of stuffing. 
  • Transfer the mushroom caps on a prepared baking pan. 
  • Air fry at 360 F for 9 minutes, check after 5 minutes and air fry remaining 4 minutes, or until the mushrooms are light brown.
  • Cheesy, and delicious stuffed mushrooms are ready to serve. Enjoy!!!
To Bake Stuffed Mushrooms:
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 360 F(175 C) for 15-18 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the mushrooms are piping hot and liquid starts to form under caps.
What can I use instead of Cilantro/Coriander leaves?

  • You can replace cilantro with basil, parsley, scallions, or chives would all be delicious instead.

What else I can use in the recipe:

  • Mayo, yogurt, sour cream, eggs, or a combination of yogurt and sour cream would be delicious in this recipe. 
  • You can use corn, spinach, peas, meat, or and of your favorite veggies.

  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days.

Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 54 calories, along with 3.37 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 3.33 g fats, and 2.5 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • (Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used).

Good Time To Eat:

           It is good to eat Stuffed Mushrooms as an appetizer, starter, snacks, or side dish. 

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