Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Get ready for a delightful and delicious twist on a classic appetizer: Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms! These savory bites are bursting with flavor, thanks to a creamy and cheesy filling that’s perfectly air-fried to golden perfection.

This healthier alternative to traditionally baked stuffed mushrooms offers a crispy exterior and juicy interior, making them irresistible finger food for any occasion.


  • 1 (16 ounce) package whole white button mushrooms
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts separated and minced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Cooking spray


1. Clean and prep the mushrooms: Gently wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp cloth. Remove and discard the stems.

2. Make the filling: In a small bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, scallion whites, paprika, and salt. Mix well until everything is incorporated.

3. Stuff the mushrooms: Using a small spoon, carefully stuff the mushroom caps with the cream cheese mixture. Press gently to fill each cavity without overstuffing.

4. Preheat the air fryer: Set your air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit (182 degrees Celsius).

5. Air fry the mushrooms: Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the stuffed mushrooms inside the basket, making sure they are not overcrowded. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

6. Cook until golden brown: Air fry the mushrooms for about 8 minutes, or until the filling is lightly browned and the mushrooms are cooked through.

7. Serve: Transfer the cooked mushrooms to a serving plate and enjoy immediately.

Here are some additional tips:

  • You can substitute different types of mushrooms, such as cremini or portobello mushrooms.
  • For a richer flavor, add a tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese to the filling.
  • If you like your mushrooms with a bit of a kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the filling.
  • For a vegetarian option, use cooked and crumbled tempeh or lentils instead of sausage in the filling.
  • To prevent the mushrooms from drying out, you can mist them with a little olive oil before air frying.

Let me know if you’d like a recipe for a specific type of stuffed mushroom filling!

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