Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

by | Jun 8, 2022

These air fryer stuffed mushrooms are the easiest appetizer to make! You only need 4 ingredients and a few minutes of your time. Perfect for dinner parties or summer gatherings! Oven instructions included as well. 

Mushrooms placed in air fryer basket

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What are stuffed mushrooms?

Stuffed mushrooms are an appetizer where you remove the mushroom stem and add a filling over the mushroom tops, called caps. 

For this recipe, we are using a mixture of spinach artichoke dip, breadcrumbs, and parmesan. To save time, you can buy a premade dip in the store like this La Terra Fina one. Otherwise, feel free to make a homemade spinach artichoke dip.

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Are mushrooms healthy?

Mushrooms are extremely healthy with important nutrients like antioxidants, potassium, B vitamins, and immune-supporting Vitamin D. In fact, mushrooms are the only type of plant food that contains Vitamin D naturally. 

They’re also low in calories and fat, making them a great choice for those watching their weight. You can learn more about mushroom nutrition here!

For this stuffed mushroom recipe, we are using some healthier swaps like Greek yogurt based dip and whole wheat breadcrumbs. These simple swaps add in extra protein and fiber to help you feel fuller longer.

How do you make Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms? 

  1. Remove the stems. You can simply snap them off with your hands, no knives or spoons needed.
  2. Combine all your ingredients together. Use a large bowl to stir together the spinach artichoke dip, breadcrumbs, and parmesan. It should have a thicker, dough-like consistency. If you’re gluten-free, you can swap for a GF alternative like Whisps or Aleia’s.
  3. Add over mushrooms and cook. Use a spoon to add a generous amount over the mushroom cap. Then, pop into the air fryer and cook. I recommend pre-heating your air fryer so it cooks more evenly. 

How long do you cook stuffed mushrooms in an air fryer?

The best part about this recipe is it only takes a few minutes to cook. Add stuffed mushrooms to the air fryer for 6-7 minutes at 370 degrees Farenheit. These air fryer stuffed mushrooms are the perfect appetizer for summer—no oven required.

However, if you don’t have an air fryer, you can still cook them in a regular oven or toaster oven for about 10-12 minutes at 370 degrees. If they aren’t browning on top after 12 minutes, pop them back in for a few more minutes until golden brown on top.

How to use leftover mushroom stems

What to do with mushroom stems

Stuffed mushrooms often use the stems in the filing, but I’m leaving them out of this recipe. This means you’ll end up with leftover mushroom stems. But don’t toss them! Here’s two ways to use them.

1. Caramelize and freeze

I love to mix together chopped mushroom stems with sliced onion. Then, you can add them over a large skillet with a bit of oil and cook on medium-low heat for 10 to 20 minutes until caramelized. You may need to add a small amount of water to the pan as you cook to prevent the bottom from burning. 

Caramelized mushrooms and onions are perfect to serve over burgers, grain bowls, or avocado toast. If you end up with extra, add them to ice cube trays or mini mason jars. Then, label, date, and freeze for later use! 

2. Make homemade vegetable broth

Mushroom stems are the perfect addition to vegetable broth. I like to keep a bag in the freezer to store all my vegetable scraps like carrots skins, garlic ends, onion skins, celery tops, and mushroom stems. Then, once the bag is full you can simmer with water and strain to make flavorful broth.

Watch this video (linked) to see how it’s done! 

Mushrooms are one of the most sustainable foods

Did you know mushrooms are considered the official ingredient of earth day? That’s because mushrooms are one of the most sustainably produced foods as they require very little land, water, and energy to grow. 

In fact, just 1 acre of land can produce 1 million pounds of mushrooms! Mushrooms also produce very little CO2 making them gentle on the planet. 

That means you can feel good about enjoying these air fryer stuffed mushrooms as a sustainable snack! Looking for more sustainable fruit and veggie tips? Check out this guide from Have a Plant.

Close up of grabbing stuffed mushroom

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Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Yield: 20 mushrooms
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

These healthy air fryer stuffed mushrooms are the easiest appetizer to make! You only need 4 ingredients and a few minutes of your time.


  • 16 ounces baby bella or white button mushrooms, washed and stems removed
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt spinach artichoke dip*
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, stir together spinach artichoke dip, breadcrumbs, and parmesan. Spoon a generous amount over mushroom caps. 
  3. Add mushrooms upright to air fryer basket and cook for 6-7 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.  (Alternatively, if using an oven, cook for 10-12 minutes at 370 degrees.)


I like to buy the La Terra Fina Spinach Artichoke Dip made with greek yogurt or you can make your own homemade!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: ~20 mushrooms Serving Size: 1 mushroom
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0.5gProtein: 2g

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  1. Tammie

    These were so simple to make and turned out great!

    • Mackenzie Burgess

      Hi Tammie! So happy you were able to try these mushrooms out and enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Spillt User

    These were so easy to make, and they taste awesome. I baked them because I was using the air fryer for other things at the same time but they still turned out great. I’ll definitely try them again but with the air fryer.

    • Mackenzie Burgess

      Yay, so glad you hear you enjoyed them! Baking works great but YES, definitely try them in the air fryer as they get extra golden brown and delicious 🙂


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