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Keto Air Fryer Mushrooms

Who said that keto is all about the meat!? This incredible recipe for Keto Air Fried Mushrooms is the perfect low-carb veggie main dish!

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Mushrooms are one of the greatest meatless proteins around. They are earthy, and delicious, and offer keto eaters an awesome meat-free option. This fantastic easy recipe for Keto Air Fryer Mushrooms is the perfect low-carb way to enjoy fresh mushrooms.

With the help of the air fryer, anyone can make the perfect crunchy breaded mushrooms in minutes! Plus, with this simple recipe, there are only 3 net carbs per serving, so every crispy breaded bite is totally keto-friendly and delicious!

You will love how easy and versatile this air fryer recipe is! These mushrooms make the perfect snack, main dish, or side. The whole family will love their crispy, dippable flavor, and with only 10 ingredients, you cannot go wrong with this incredible keto dish!

If you are looking for other low carb keto recipes to try, here are a few of our favorites.

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Ingredients You Need for Keto Air Fryer Mushrooms

Whole Mushrooms: This delightful recipe is all about the mushrooms! Button mushrooms, cremini, or baby bellas are all great choices for this easy recipe.

Large Eggs: Eggs are a great way to bind the crispy, keto-friendly breading to these delicious mushrooms.

Heavy Whipping Cream: A touch of heavy whipping cream makes the low-carb breading rich.

Almond Flour: This awesome keto-friendly flour is great for making the crunchy coating of these yummy shrooms.

Pork Rinds: The crispy crunch of crushed pork rinds gives these mushrooms an exciting and satisfying texture.

Italian Seasoning: This is a blend of common herbs including basil, oregano, rosemary, and marjoram. It adds a wonderfully herbaceous flavor to the recipe.

Garlic Powder: The aroma of garlic has been proven to make people hungry. That is why it is the ideal seasoning to add some pizzazz to this delectable keto dish.

Parmesan Cheese: Freshly grated parmesan adds a wonderfully tangy and nutty flavor to this earthy and filling meal. It’s also great for sensitive stomachs, because parmesan lacks lactose, making it easier to digest.

Salt and Pepper: A dash of simple seasonings rounds out the recipe.

How to Make Keto Air Fryer Mushrooms

  1. Preheat the air fryer.
  2. Add almond flour to a shallow bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and heavy whipping cream.
  3. In a final shallow bowl, combine the pork rinds, parmesan, and seasonings.
  4. Roll the mushrooms in the almond flour, followed by the egg mixture, and finally the pork rind mixture.
  5. Arrange the mushrooms in a single layer on a baking dish or the air fryer basket. Air fry until golden brown and delicious!  
Wide shot of a white plate with fried mushrooms on plate with more in the background and a small bowl of dipping sauce.

Expert Tips

The dirty secret to mushrooms is all about cleaning them. There is some controversy about whether you can wash mushrooms, but the truth is fresh mushrooms are already very watery and not likely to take on a ton of extra water. Plus, washing is a significantly quicker way to clean the mushrooms versus dry brushing.

Don’t let lactose sensitivity stop you from making these yummy mushrooms! Simply trade the heavy cream for soy-based heavy cream to make a lactose-free version of this recipe.

If you’re all out of almond flour, or cooking in a nut-free kitchen, don’t sweat it! You can trade the almond flour for another low-carb flour. Keto All-purpose flour or coconut flour both work great as replacements for almond flour.

Crushed pork rinds are an awesome low-carb ingredient to keep on hand. You can crush a whole bag in the food processor so you’ll always have some ready. Store any excess in a sealed container in the pantry for up to 1 month.

Always be sure to clean the air fryer well. Not only does food residue build up in the air fryer and contribute to its wear and tear, but it can also lead to unwanted flavors in your food. If you want to save a little effort in the cleanup, consider lining the airy fryer basket with parchment paper or a liner.

Serving Ideas

These mushrooms are absolutely incredible! They are so loaded with crunchy, juicy, mushroom goodness that you will not be able to stop popping them in your mouth!

Try pairing these irresistible bites with a tasty keto-friendly dipping sauce, like low-carb chili sauce or keto ranch. Serve the crispy mushrooms alongside your favorite green salad or nestled inside a warm keto wrap.

Whatever the occasion, these crispy delights are sure to impress! This easy weeknight recipe is a great idea for your family on a meatless Monday. Even kids love these simply delicious mushrooms!

Another great way to enjoy this recipe is as a snack at your next football party. Make a double batch to feed a crowd. A heaping plate of these tasty morsels looks great on a buffet next to the crudites and all with less carbs than the typical game day snack!

Storing Suggestions

These tasty mushrooms make for great leftovers. To store any extra, allow the mushrooms to cool and then transfer them to an airtight container. Store the mushrooms in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Alternatively, you can freeze the mushrooms. Simply place them in a freezer-safe bag, seal, label, and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw the frozen mushrooms by placing the bag in the fridge overnight.

To reheat the leftovers, either microwave the mushrooms for up to 2 minutes or pop them back in the air fryer at 400°F for up to 5 minutes or until warm throughout. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How Many Servings Does This Recipe Make?

A: This recipe makes about 4 servings, but if you are feeding a crowd it is super easy to double!

Q: Are Keto Air Fried Mushrooms Vegetarian?

A: No, this recipe uses pork rinds for a low-carb crunch so it is not vegetarian. If you need to skip the pork rinds, try crushed keto cheese curls instead.

Q: Can I Make This For Meal Prep?

A: Yes! Prepare this quick recipe any night of the week and then store the mushrooms in the fridge or freezer. When you’re ready to eat, pop the shrooms back into the air fryer and enjoy!

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Keto Air Fryer Mushrooms

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy snack or side dish? Look no further! Our Keto Air Fryer recipe for crispy and flavorful mushrooms is the perfect low-carb option. Indulge in the guilt-free pleasure of enjoying these tasty treats without sacrificing your health goals. Try it out and see for yourself just how satisfying and satisfyingly healthy these mushrooms can be!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 205 kcal


  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Large eggs beaten
  • 12 oz. Whole mushrooms cleaned and the stems on or off
  • 2 Tbsp. Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ¼ Cups Pork rind crumbs
  • Cup Almond flour
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • In a shallow small bowl add the almond flour
  • In another small bowl add the heavy whipping cream and eggs. Whisk until fully combined.
  • Add parmesan cheese, garlic powder, pork rind crumbs, salt and pepper and italian seasoning into another shallow bowl, mix until fully combined.
  • Roll the mushrooms in the almond flour, then drag them through the egg mixture. When done coat the mushrooms in the pork rind mixture.
  • Place coated mushrooms on a well greased pan, place pan in preheated air fry and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until crispy and browned.

Estimated Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 3g

Know that estimated nutrition facts are just a guideline and will vary depending on any variation you make or brand you use from what we have listed.

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