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Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Recipe

It takes just minutes to make this air fryer portobello mushroom recipe. Tender and juicy portobello mushrooms are simply seasoned and cooked in the air fryer. They are meaty and delicious; a great option for when you are trying to cut back on meat, or just want to add more veggies to your diet.

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These mushrooms have turned non-mushroom lovers into mushroom lovers. They have a meaty texture making and are so flavorful.

Mushrooms are so versatile, they have a spongy texture and soak up the flavor of what they are cooked with, and they are a great meat substitute. If you enjoy portobello mushrooms, you have to give this vegetarian stroganoff a try.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Mushrooms are a blank slate; you can flavor them in many different ways.
  • It’s a versatile recipe and perfect for meal prep.
  • It’s an easy recipe to make with just a few simple ingredients.

Here is what you will need

a picture of air fryer mushroom ingredients

Ingredient List

  • Fresh Portobello Mushrooms
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic Powder
  • Olive Oil


How to make air fryer portobello mushrooms

Prepare: Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp cloth or paper towel and remove the stem of the mushroom by gently twisting and pulling it off.

Mix the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and seasonings together in a small bowl. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees f.

process step one, brushing oil mixture onto mushrooms

Step 1. Prepare the mushrooms

Use a pastry brush to brush the marinade mixture on all sides of the mushrooms.

second step of process uncooked portobello mushroom on an air fryer basket

Step 2. Place on air fryer basket

Place the mushrooms in a single layer in the air fryer basket or tray.

Last step of process cooked portobello mushrooms on an air fryer basket

Step 3. Air fry the mushrooms

Place the mushrooms into the air fryer and air fry until they are tender which is about 8 to 10 minutes.

NOTE: Cook time can vary depending on the type of air fryer you have as well as the thickness of the mushrooms. Once the mushrooms begin to turn dark brown on the outside they are done.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

The complete list of ingredients to make this recipe is above. Below are notes about some of the ingredients, along with ideas for substitutes.

Mushrooms – Use whole portobello mushroom caps that are medium to large in size.

Italian seasoning – If you don’t have an Italian seasoning blend, you can use 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano and 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil.

Serving suggestions

Air fryer mushrooms are so versatile! You can serve them as a portobello burger on your favorite bread or roll with lettuce, onion, and tomato as a main course.

Slice air-fried portobellos and add them to a salad, pasta, or bowl.

Try this! Top the cooked mushrooms with a slice of tomato or a spoonful of tomato sauce and a combination of mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese for a great appetizer idea.

overhead view of sliced mushrooms on a plate

Recipe Variations

These delicious portobello mushrooms are a blank slate when it comes to flavors. This recipe uses simple seasoning, but you can add any combination of spices. Here are some suggestions:

  • Spicy – Add 1 teaspoon of hot pepper flakes or 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the marinade.
  • Citrus – Instead of vinegar use a tablespoon of lemon juice, lime juice or orange juice.
  • Change up the vinegar – Replace balsamic vinegar with red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
  • Change up the herbs – Use any combination of dried or fresh herbs to make these mushrooms such as rosemary, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley, or dill.
  • Change up the sauce – Replace vinegar with a savory sauce like soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce.

How to store and use leftovers

These mushrooms are easy to store and great to have as leftovers. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Enjoy the mushrooms leftover cold, at room temperature or reheat them in the air fryer.

Tips and Questions

  • Do not rinse the mushrooms in water to clean them unless they are extremely dirty. The water will add excess moisture to the mushrooms, and they won’t cook well.
  • Don’t crowd the mushrooms in the air fryer. Leave enough space around the mushrooms for the air to circulate for the best results.
  • Save stems of portobello mushrooms to saute and add to burgers, soups, pasta and sauces.
Do I need to remove the gills on the underside of the mushroom cap before cooking it?

No, it is not necessary to remove the gills of a portobello mushroom unless you want to. They are edible and add an earthy flavor to the mushrooms.

Can you make this recipe with pre-sliced portobello mushrooms?

Yes, you can. Cooking time will need to be reduced to 5 to 8 minutes.

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Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Caps

Tender and juicy portobello mushrooms are simply seasoned and easy to make and so versatile!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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Course: Dinner Recipes, Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Anne


Scale this Recipe 2 People


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • 2 portobello mushroom caps 6 to 8 ounces


  • Prepare the mushrooms: use a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe them clean. Remove the stem by gently twisting it off.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees F
  • Mix the balsamic vinegar, oil and spices together in a small bowl.
  • Use a pastry brush to spread the oil and balsamic mixture onto the mushroom caps.
  • Arrange the mushroom caps on a air fryer basket with the gill side facing down leaving enough room so that the air can circulate around them.
  • Place the basket or tray into a preheated air fryer and air fry for 8 minutes. Flip the mushrooms over and air fry until the mushrooms are deep brown about 2 to 5 minutes longer.


Serve as a burger on your favorite bread, as a side or tossed into a salad.
Store leftover portobello in the refrigerator for 3 days.
See article above for variations, tips and more.


Serving: 1mushroom | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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