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Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Whether you’re impressing dinner guests or curating your holiday menu, air fryer stuffed mushrooms are perfect for any occasion! Ready in under 40 minutes with just 6 ingredients.

ready to serve air fryer stuffed mushrooms

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Looking for an easy way to impress dinner guests or wow your family? These air fryer stuffed mushrooms are so savory and delicious, no one would ever guess they took less than 40 minutes and only 6 ingredients to make!

The flavorful Italian sausage filling gets a nutritious boost from the chopped spinach while the tomatoes add just the right amount of tang.

Add a little Parmesan and mozzarella cheese, and you’ve got a craveworthy dish that will have everyone reaching for more!

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • The best way to make Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms in the air fryer
  • How long to cook stuffed mushroom caps
  • What to do with any leftover sausage mixture
  • What dishes to pair with your air fried stuffed mushrooms

From potlucks with friends to holiday feasts, stuffed mushrooms are always a hit. Their bold flavor and nice presentation make them at home on any table!

Just don’t be surprised when your friends or guests start asking you for the recipe.

I made this recipe using the 5.8 QT Cosori Air Fryer. Its square basket makes it the perfect size for our family of 4.

ingredients to make air fryer stuffed mushrooms

How to Make Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Brown the Italian sausage over medium-high heat on the stovetop. Drain any remaining grease and set it aside.

filling for stuffed mushrooms

STEP TWO: Measure 2 cups of loose spinach in a measuring cup, then chop. Next, chop the tomato, removing as many seeds as possible as you go.

STEP THREE: Wash the mushroom caps and remove the stems. 

stuffed mushrooms in air fryer

STEP FOUR: In a large bowl, combine the sausage, spinach, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. Use a spoon to stuff each mushroom cap until it is heaping full. 

STEP FIVE: Working in two batches, place the stuffed mushroom caps in the air fryer and cook at 370 degrees F for 4 minutes for smaller caps or 5 minutes for larger caps. 

STEP SIX: Top the mushrooms with the shredded mozzarella, then continue cooking for another 3 minutes. 

overhead shot of stuffed mushrooms

STEP SEVEN: Allow the mushrooms to cool slightly before serving.

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How Long to Cook Stuffed Mushrooms in the Air Fryer

Depending on the size of your mushrooms and the type and size of your air fryer, you may have to adjust the time by 1-2 minutes.

Also, when you’re batching the mushrooms, I recommend cooking all the larger caps at the same time and then the smaller caps at the same time. This will help you cook them as evenly as possible.

What to Do with Extra Mushrooms or Sausage Mixture

Once you’re done stuffing the mushroom caps, there will be leftover sausage mixture.

Lucky you! I recommend storing the extra mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator, then tossing all of it into a batch of spaghetti sauce the next day. 

Don’t want to throw out the stems from the mushrooms? You can chop them and add them to the filling mixture!

You could also store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and then use them in mushroom omelets for breakfast. Talk about a nice way to surprise house guests!

stuffed mushrooms on fork

Tips for Making the Best Air Fried Stuffed Mushrooms

  • I like to measure 2 cups of loose spinach in a measuring cup, then chop it all together. This helps me get the right balance of spinach in my filling.
  • For tomatoes, roma are my favorite in this recipe. But if you use larger tomatoes, you will only need one. Try to remove as many seeds as you can while chopping.
  • You will have to cook two batches of mushrooms, so pair your larger ones in one batch and smaller ones in another to help them cook evenly. 

What to Serve with Stuffed Air Fryer Mushroom Caps

plate with stuffed mushrooms

How to Store Leftover Stuffed Mushrooms

Any extra stuffed mushrooms can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Make sure you let them fully cool before storing them to prevent condensation buildup that can make them soggy.

When you’re ready to enjoy, I recommend using the air fryer to reheat your mushrooms. Cook at 370 degrees F for a few minutes until they’re heated all the way through!

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Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

overhead shot of stuffed mushrooms

You only need 6 ingredients and about 40 minutes to whip up these irresistible air fryer stuffed mushrooms! The Italian sausage and cheese makes them hearty and filling.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of Italian ground sausage
  • 16 ounces of baby portabella mushroom caps
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Brown your Italian sausage over medium-high heat on the stove top. Drain any remaining grease. Set it aside.
  2. Chop your tomatoes and spinach. See notes below. 
  3. Wash your mushroom caps and remove the stems. 
  4. Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees.
  5. Combine the sausage, spinach, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. Using a spoon, stuff each mushroom cap till it is heaping full. 
  6. You will have to cook two batches of mushrooms, so pair your larger ones in one batch and smaller ones in another to help them cook evenly. Place them in your air fryer basket and cook at 370 degrees: For the larger mushrooms, cook for 5 minutes. Then remove the mushrooms and top them with the shredded mozzarella. Continue cooking for another 3 minutes. For the smaller mushroom caps, cook at 370 for 4 minutes, remove from the air fryer and top with the shredded cheese and cook for another 3 minutes. Allow them to slightly cool and serve. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 756mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 18g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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