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air fried stuffed mushrooms

Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms (Recipe + Video!)

Summer Yule
Can you air fry stuffed mushrooms? Absolutely! My easy air fryer stuffed mushrooms recipe has a savory blend of Italian sausage, cream cheese, dried herbs, and bread crumbs.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 55 kcal

Ingredients

  • 18 whole baby portabella mushrooms (about 12 ounces/340 grams, get a 16 ounce/454 grams package and use the big ones)
  • 12 ounces fresh Italian chicken sausage (340 grams; store-bought or try my homemade fennel sausage recipe)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (113 grams; whipped cream cheese is easier to stir in, but block cream cheese works too)
  • ¼ cup finely ground whole wheat bread crumbs
  • cooking oil spray of choice
  • fresh chopped basil, parsley, or chives for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Gently clean your mushrooms and separate the mushroom stems from the caps. Finely chop the stems and set them aside.
  • Put the hollowed mushroom caps cup side up on an air fryer tray and mist them with cooking spray. I was able to fit all of the caps on a single air fryer tray. 
  • Mist a cast iron skillet with cooking oil spray and heat it over medium heat on the stovetop. Brown the sausage, breaking it up with a spatula as it cooks. It will take about 10 minutes. 
  • Add the garlic and chopped mushroom stems to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mushroom stems release their liquid (5-8 minutes). Stir in the dried sage, parsley, oregano, basil, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the cream cheese and bread crumbs while the mixture is still hot.
  • Let the mixture cool enough to handle it. Using very clean hands, tightly pack the mushroom caps with the prepared stuffing mixture. You'll be using all the filling to make some generously-filled stuffed mushrooms!
  • Mist the filled mushroom caps with cooking spray. If you have an air fryer oven, put the air fryer tray in the lower rack position. Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 8-10 minutes total.
  • Serve warm, garnished with a sprinkling of fresh herbs (if you choose).

Notes


This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). Each stuffed mushroom is only 55 calories each. However, they are kind of like those chip commercials where no one can eat just one! Haha 
Most of my recipes containing flour (including bread crumbs) get an automatic bump to level 3. Though whole grain flour does contain some nutrients, looking at calories provided by volume I would call it an energy dense food. This means flour packs a lot of calories into a fairly small serving size. 
Some ways to make this appetizer a little lighter include using light cream cheese and low calorie chicken sausage. Since leftover stuffed mushrooms don’t hold well, I think this recipe is best when you’ll be feeding a herd.  
It’s a great recipe if you have a larger family or will be holding a (small) celebration with friends and family. Cut the recipe in half if you think you’ll end up with gobs of leftovers.  
Making keto swaps in this recipe (i.e., almond flour instead of whole wheat crumbs) does not make it any lower in calories. I suspect that the keto version of this recipe would be just as easy to overeat. 
 
Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe. (One mushroom but keep in mind most of us will eat more!)

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 2.4gProtein: 4.8gFat: 3.1gSaturated Fat: 1.5gSodium: 161.8mgPotassium: 76.8mgFiber: 0.4gVitamin A: 1% DVVitamin C: 0.7% DVCalcium: 0.8% DVIron: 2.3% DV
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