Welcome to my kitchen, where I love exploring new and exciting recipes that not only satisfy my family’s taste buds but also provide a healthy twist to classic dishes. Today, I want to share with you a recipe that has become a household favorite: Air Fryer Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. These mouthwatering mushrooms are filled with a flavorful mixture of Italian sausage (or ground beef), onions, garlic, and peppers, topped with melted mozzarella and parmesan cheese. The best part? They’re cooked to perfection in the Air Fryer, resulting in a crispy exterior and a juicy, savory interior. Let’s dive into this culinary adventure together!
A Burst of Flavors
Start off by gathering the ingredients for this delectable dish. The combination of Italian sausage (or ground beef), diced onions, minced garlic, and green peppers creates a symphony of flavors that will make your taste buds dance with delight. Once cooked, these ingredients infuse the tomato sauce with their savory essence, resulting in a rich and hearty filling for our mushrooms.
Prepping the Portobellos
Before we begin stuffing our mushrooms, it’s important to properly prepare them. Begin by gently scooping out the gills of the mushrooms and washing them with cold water. This helps remove any dirt or impurities. To prevent the mushrooms from becoming soggy during cooking, give them a spritz of water or gently brush them with a damp paper towel. Once they are dry, a drizzle of olive oil adds a touch of moisture and enhances their natural flavors.
Air Fryer Magic
Now it’s time to bring out the star of the show: the air fryer. Preheat your air fryer to 350°F, allowing it to reach the optimal temperature for cooking these stuffed mushrooms. Once heated, carefully place the mushroom caps in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are cap side up. Let them cook for 5 minutes, allowing the mushrooms to develop a crispy texture on the outside while retaining their juiciness within.
Filling the Flavorful Void
While the mushrooms are cooking, take a moment to savor the tantalizing aromas filling your kitchen. The combination of sausage, garlic, onions, and peppers will have everyone eagerly awaiting the final result. Once the mushrooms have finished their initial cook time, it’s time to fill them with the prepared sausage mixture. Spoon the flavorful mixture evenly into each mushroom cap, making sure to pack it in for maximum taste.
The Cheesy Finale
No stuffed mushroom recipe is complete without a generous helping of melted cheese. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese over the filled mushroom caps, allowing the heat from the air fryer to work its magic. Cook the mushrooms for an additional 8-10 minutes or until the mushrooms are fully cooked and the cheese has melted into a golden, gooey goodness.
Air Fryer Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Recipe
Indulge in the delectable combination of savory Italian sausage, melted cheese, and juicy Portobello mushrooms with this irresistible Air Fryer Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms recipe.
- 1 pound Italian sausage or ground beef
- ¼ onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 green pepper diced
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 portobello mushroom caps
- ⅓ cup mozzarella shredded
- 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese shredded
- In a large saucepan cook the sausage, garlic, onion, and pepper until tender. Add tomato sauce and let simmer for 10 minutes or until thick.
- Preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
- Scoop out the gills of the mushrooms and wash with cold water. Dry thoroughly and drizzle with olive oil.
- Place mushrooms in the air fryer basket and cook cap side up for 5 minutes.
- Once done flip mushrooms over and evenly fill with the sausage filling.
- Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese, cook for 8-10 minutes or until mushroom is cooked and cheese is melted.
- Mushrooms get soggy so clean them with a spritz of water, and dry with a paper towel, or brush with a damp paper towel.
- Gills and stems can be used in the sauce for extra flavor.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Set the air fryer at 400°F and reheat for 4 minutes.
Need more Air Fryer recipes? Try these:
- Air Fryer Potato Chips
- Air Fryer Popcorn
- Air Fryer Pizza
- Air Fryer Hot Dogs
- Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
Click here for my entire collection of Air Fryer Recipes
These mushrooms make a fantastic appetizer or a satisfying main course for a vegetarian-friendly meal. Plus, they can be easily stored and reheated, making them a convenient option for leftovers. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this simple yet extraordinary dish that is sure to become a go-to recipe in your kitchen. Happy cooking!