Delicious air fryer stuffed mushrooms with cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic then topped with cheddar and chives. They’re a delicious appetizer or side dish!
I normally prepare stuffed mushrooms in the oven, but this time I already had beef roasting so this was the perfect opportunity to use the air fryer.
The best part about air frying is it requires no preheating for this recipe. The air fryer gets hot so quickly.
My family and I love making stuffed mushrooms because they’re the perfect appetizer to add to our meals and only take a handful of ingredients to make.
This also happens to be a low carb stuffed mushroom recipe and falls in line with the keto diet.
Of all the recipes, these are the best stuffed mushrooms I’ve had. Serve them at your next party because they are a real crowd pleaser, especially for those game days!
If you’re looking for more of a fried mushroom with breading, I also have an air fryer fried mushroom recipe.
Ingredients for Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
- Whole Cremini, Baby Bellas, or White Button Mushrooms (a personal favorite)
- Cream Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
What Type of Mushrooms Should I Use
For this air fryer mushroom recipe, smaller mushrooms were used as opposed to larger full-sized portobello mushrooms.
My local grocery store happens to sell two types that work well for this and that’s the white button mushrooms and the baby portabella mushrooms. Cremini mushrooms would also work.
How to Clean Mushrooms
If you are planning to cook the mushrooms right away, rinsing them under lukewarm water is great for cleaning them.
However, if you do not plan on cooking them right away they will become slimy after being rinsed with water. In that case, use a damp paper towel to remove dirt and debris.
How to Make Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
- Clean the white button or baby bella mushrooms of any debris and remove the mushroom stems. I do so by simply popping the stem off. If anything is left inside the cap it’s easy to pull out. Discard the stems or use them in a creamy mushroom sauce for steak.
- Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.
- Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the “well” of each mushroom cap. Top each with shredded cheddar cheese and chives.
- Tip: I’ve found the easiest way is by placing the cheese in a shallow dish and pressing each mushroom cap into the cheese to stick to the cream cheese center.
- Place a single layer of mushrooms in the basket.
- Set the temperature to 370 degrees and cook for 4-6 minutes until the top of the cheese is golden brown.
My air fryer stuffed mushroom recipe is very simplified and easy, but sometimes you may want extra flavor or texture.
To get more flavor try these different fillings:
- Spinach and Parmesan Cheese
- Remove the stems from the mushrooms and finely chop them.
- Sauté the chopped stems with garlic and onions until softened.
- Mix the sautéed mixture with cooked spinach, breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, and a bit of cream cheese.
- Stuff the mushroom caps with the mixture and bake until golden and bubbly.
- Bacon & Blue Cheese
- Cook bacon until crispy, then crumble it.
- In a bowl, combine crumbled bacon with blue cheese, chopped green onions, and a little cream cheese.
- Fill the mushroom caps with the mixture and bake until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.
- Mediterranean Style
- Mix feta cheese, chopped Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped fresh basil, and bread crumbs.
- Stuff the mushrooms with the mixture and bake until the cheese is soft and the breadcrumbs are golden.
- Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
- Sauté finely diced onions and garlic in butter until translucent.
- In a bowl, combine sautéed onions and garlic with lump crab meat, cream cheese, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, and chopped fresh parsley.
- Fill the mushroom caps with the crab breadcrumb mixture and bake until the tops are golden and the filling is heated through.
Storing Leftover Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
If you happen to have leftovers, store them in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Be careful, they go quickly!
Can You Freeze Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Everyone wants to know, “Can you freeze stuffed mushrooms before baking?” Yes! Stuffed mushrooms can be frozen, but I recommend freezing them before cooking for best quality.
Store them uncooked in an air-tight Tupperware or ziplock bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To cook them after freezing, do not thaw them first. This can create soggy mushrooms. Instead, add them to a preheated air fryer basket while they’re still frozen.
More Air Fryer Appetizers
- Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
- Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)
- Lasagna Fritta (Olive Garden Copycat)
- Mashed Potato Balls
Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
- 16 ounces Whole White Button or Baby Portabella Mushrooms
- 6 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons Sour Cream
- ¼ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- Dash of Pepper
- Chopped Chives, for topping
- Oil Cooking Spray
- Use a damp paper towel to remove any debris/dirt from the mushrooms (they can become slimy if rinsed under water.) Pop or cut stems off of the mushroom caps.
- Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Spoon mixture into the "well" of each mushroom cap. Top each with shredded cheddar cheese and chives.Tip: I've found the easiest way is by placing the cheese in a shallow dish and pressing each mushroom cap into the cheese to stick to the cream cheese center.
- Spray the air fryer basket with oil spray to prevent sticking. Place a single layer of mushrooms in the basket.
- Set the temperature to 370 degrees and cook for 4-6 minutes.
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