Cheesy Appetizers With Mushrooms & Basil

Cooking instruments: the air fryer, a pan, a cutting board, a cheese grater, and a spatula;

Tip: to perfectly cook these cheese-stuffed mushrooms and avoid over-melting the mozzarella, you could use an air fryer with a transparent lid like this Tefal Air Fryer model! Keep a close eye on it and you’ll know how to adjust the cooking time!

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The hearty, protein-rich mushrooms with a light stuffing of mozzarella and basil, plus a chili dash… It’s a bite-size appetizer that all your guests will be fighting for! Try the basic recipe and explore with different cheese assortments and seasoning – soon enough, you’ll forget that there’s any other kind of stuffing for air fried mushrooms!
Air fryer stuffed mushrooms
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Air fryer stuffed mushrooms
  1. Wash the mushrooms and wipe them with a damp cloth, removing any trace of water;
  2. Next, remove their stems and chop them into small, even cubes;
  3. Peel the garlic, wash it and mince it;
  4. Wash the basil leaves and chop them finely;
  5. Grate the Mozzarella Cheese.
  1. Heat up the pan with some olive oil;
  2. Add the minced garlic and the chopped basil and continuously stir for a minute, to avoid burning the garlic;
  3. Add the chopped mushroom stems and the shredded Mozzarella Cheese;
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and the chili powder;
  5. Preheat your air fryer to 180 Celsius degrees;
  6. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle some salt on the mushroom caps;
  7. Stuff them with the cheesy filling and air fry them for 8 minutes or so.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Values
Calories: 143
Fat: 9g
Carbohydrates: 10
Protein: 6g
Dietary Fiber: 1g

Try it with a twist:
For a much, much lighter version, you can swap the mozzarella cheese with cottage cheese. Of course, this choice would ask for a different seasoning, so, consider some cumin seeds instead of the basil.

Original Recipe by Patrick J. Underwood
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  1. Reply
    Carly March 15, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Did you mean 25 mushrooms?

    • Reply
      AirFryerReviews March 24, 2018 at 9:56 am

      Hi Carly, thank you for your hint. We indeed got the quantities wrong there and corrected accordingly 🙂

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