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Air fryer Garlic Mushrooms

These delicious air fried mushrooms are quick and easy to do in air fryer. They are so good with a garlic butter/olive oil brushing. Perfect low-calorie appetizer.
Course Appetizer/Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer garlic mushrooms, Air fryer mushrooms
recipe Air fryer mushrooms
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 107kcal



  • 1 lb. button mushrooms or 500 gm. halve, quarter or slice
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil or butter
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced or garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce


  • 1 tsp. lemon juice for garnish
  • 1 tsp. cilantro leaves Finely chopped


  • Clean the mushrooms. Use a damp cloth to wipe off the dirt or wash under running water quickly in a colander. Don't soak in water as mushrooms absorb water.
  • Keep aside and cut into slices, quarters or halves.
  • Mix together extra virgin olive oil/butter with minced garlic or garlic powder, pepper and soy sauce. Toss mushrooms in this.
  • Preheat air fryer at 180C or 360F for 4 minutes.
  • Place the mushrooms in one layer in the air fryer.
  • Air fry for about 4-6 minutes at 180C or 360F for slices till nicely cooked. Time will be slightly more for quarters, halves or whole.
  • Garnish with lemon juice and chopped cilantro leaves.
  • Serve hot as a delicious side.


1. Use fresh mushrooms that are plump and do not have brown spots or look shrivelled and old. You could use baby bellas too.
2. The thinner you slice the mushroom, the faster they will cook.
3. Don’t soak them in water while cleaning or they absorb a lot of water.
4. You can use extra virgin olive oil in place of butter if you are vegan.
5. The recipe uses very few ingredients but is really delicious and healthy.
6. These are best served hot. 
7. Healthy version: Skip oil/butter and just use seasonings with soy sauce for marination.
8. Do not marinate the mushrooms for very long before air frying or else they get soggy. Just add the marinade and keep your air fryer preheated so you can air fry right away.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg