Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms are a cheesy and delicious appetizer! 

Who can resist homemade stuffed mushrooms? This retro recipe is made even easier by cooking them in the air fryer. White button mushrooms are stuffed with a savory garlic cream cheese filling and cooked until juicy and delish.

Air Fryer Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

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Best Cheesy Appetizer

  • Everyone loves these bite-sized appetizers and they are so easy to make with just a few ingredients and even fewer steps. Mix and match ingredients or use up leftovers!
  • The air fryer makes appetizers in minutes, saving time, energy, and clean-up!
  • Stuffed mushrooms are great for buffet tables because they hold up perfectly, hot, warm, or cold!

Ingredients & Variations

MUSHROOMS Choose whole mushrooms that are similar in size so they cook at the same rate.

Make an individual-sized dish of stuffed mushrooms using portobello mushrooms with the gills scooped out and cooked the same as the stems in Step 2.

CHEESE Cream cheese has a mild flavor that melts perfectly! Add some shredded cheddar, bleu cheese crumbles, or feta to switch it up!

MIX-INS To change up the flavor try adding some southwest seasonings to the cream cheese, fajita seasoning with some diced green chilis and salsa, or Italian mushrooms with some Italian seasoning.

Diced bell peppers, chopped water chestnuts, and bacon bits will also dress up the recipe!

Ingredients to make Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms in a bowl

How to Prep Mushrooms for Stuffing

  • Clean the mushrooms by wiping them with a damp paper towel.
  • Remove the stem by holding it and bending it to the side, it should remove itself from the mushroom.
  • Hollow out the center a bit more using a small spoon. This allows for even more delicious filling.

How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms in the Air Fryer

This appetizer has gourmet appeal but is so easy to prepare and cook.

  1. Prepare mushroom caps, chop stems, and saute with garlic until tender.
  2. Allow to cool, then mix in remaining ingredients (per recipe below).
  3. Fill each cap with cheese mixture and sprinkle on some parmesan cheese.
  4. Air fry in a single layer until cooked through and lightly browned.

Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

Mushrooms on a cutting board being filled with a cheese mixture

Make-Ahead & Freezer Directions

These mushrooms can be prepared up to 48 hours ahead of time and stored in the fridge. They can also be frozen, however, the texture of the mushrooms will change slightly if frozen.

To freeze, prep the recipe as directed and place the stuffed mushrooms on a baking sheet in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer them to a sealed container or freezer bag.

To bake from frozen, preheat the air fryer as directed. Then cook following the recipe instructions, adding about 4 additional minutes of cook time.

Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms in an air fryer basket

Tips for Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Clean mushrooms by brushing off any dirt and wiping clean if necessary. Avoid washing them so they don’t soak up too much water and get spongy during cooking.
  • To speed up the mixing process, let the cream cheese come to room temperature before mixing it with the other ingredients.
  • Keep air-fried mushrooms in a warm oven if cooking in batches and reheat leftovers in the air fryer or pop them under the broiler for large batches.

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Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Air Fryer stuffed mushrooms are made with juicy mushrooms and a creamy cheesy filling.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 stuffed mushrooms

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 16 medium white mushrooms cleaned
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated plus extra for topping if desired
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • teaspoon each salt and pepper or to taste

Instructions 

  • Remove the stem from the mushroom caps and scoop out the center with a spoon.
  • Finely chop the stems. Place in a small skillet with butter and garlic cloves and cook over medium heat until tender. Cool.
  • Mix cream cheese, parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir in the mushroom stems.
  • Fill the mushrooms with the cheese mixture and top with additional parmesan if desired.
  • Preheat air fryer to 370°F. Add mushrooms and cook 7-9 minutes or until cooked through and lightly browned.

Notes

  • To avoid spongy mushrooms, instead of washing them clean by brushing off any dirt and wiping clean if necessary.
  • If your mushrooms are falling over as you close the air fryer, place the mushrooms in a small pan or use foil to hold them upright.
Nutrition information is per mushroom.
Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    I made these in three portabello mushroom caps. Of course I have a lot of filling left over, but I plan to use it spread on Ritz crackers for lunch. I didn’t bother precooking the stems; I just chapped them up and added them to the cream cheese mixture to give it a little crunch. However, the biggest problem is the cream cheese was so difficult to stir I couldn’t get the other ingredients mixed in. I add about half a cup of sour cream to the mixture, and that softened it enough that I could stir it. The final flavor was wonderful.