Crispy Baked Breaded Mushrooms

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These Crispy Baked Breaded Mushrooms are crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. They are so snackable, you won’t be able to stop eating until they’re gone.

Crispy Baked Breaded Mushrooms

One of my favorite breaded snacks is mushrooms. I used to order them all every time I saw them on a fast food menu. It was somewhat of a rarity to find them, though. Now I can make them at home any time I want with this recipe.

The best part about making them at home is the ability to bake them, instead of eating them deep fried. You’d think that might sacrifice some of the crispy goodness, but it doesn’t. It just makes it more healthy due to using way less oil.

Dip them in whatever sauce you love for a healthy and guilt-free snack. Try this delicious honey mustard sauce or homemade blue cheese dressing.

Jenn says: 5 stars These are my favorite bar snack and I’m so excited that I can make these at home AND in my air fryer!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Baby mushrooms – We use baby bella or white button mushrooms. Choose small, bite size mushrooms.
  • Flour – All-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • Egg – 1 egg beaten
  • Milk
  • Breadcrumbs – Plain breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs.
  • Dry rub – We always use this homemade dry rub. It is the perfect mix of spices.

Helpful Tips

  • For extra crunch, consider using panko breadcrumbs as they tend to give a lighter, crispier texture compared to regular breadcrumbs.
  • If you can, cook these in the air fryer to take advantage of the circulating air that will make them crispier.
  • Cook in batches if necessary, and give the basket a shake midway through cooking to ensure all sides of the mushrooms get evenly exposed to the hot air.

How to Make Breaded Mushrooms

Step 1: Bread the mushrooms

The best way to make sure your mushrooms are crispy and the breading stays is to make a dipping station.

You’ll need three bowls or plates.

  1. Flour seasoned with salt and pepper.
  2. Egg and milk (and garlic, if you like).
  3. Plain breadcrumbs or Panko, Parmesan cheese, paprika, salt, and black pepper.

Start by rolling the mushrooms in flour. This will help the breading stick to the mushrooms.

Flour Coated Mushrooms

Next, roll them in the egg mixture. Coat them well, but then shake off any excess egg.

Egg Wash Mushrooms

Then roll them in the breadcrumb mixture. Again, coat them well, but shake off excess crumbs.

Breading Mushrooms

Step 2: Bake or air fry the mushrooms

Put the mushrooms on a baking sheet. Spray them with cooking spray. The more evenly they’re sprayed the more golden they will get all around. Do note that it’s not necessary to spray them at all, but they won’t get golden crispy if you don’t.

Breaded Mushrooms

Bake in the oven at 400° F (200 C) for 15 minutes, or until they’re looking browned and crispy.

If you have an air fryer, you’ll want to try making these in there instead. It takes slightly less time, around 10-12 minutes at 400° F (200C), and they turn out even crispier than in the oven. Again, you’ll want to spray them with some cooking oil to get golden crisp.

It’s also super easy to reheat breaded mushrooms in the air fryer. If you happen to have some left over, you can recrisp them in about 5 minutes in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Mushrooms

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What to Serve It With

These make a great appetizer or snack. I usually make a big batch and set them out in the afternoon when we’re watching a movie. They’re gone in no time.

But they also make a good side dish for things like BBQ chicken wings or Baby Back Ribs.

Crispy Baked Breaded Mushrooms

What Sauce to Serve

These mushrooms love a good sauce. Ranch dressing is my go to, but they’re also really good with sriracha mayo, honey mustard, or blue cheese dressing.

Creamy garlic aioli makes an excellent sauce to serve with breaded mushrooms, offering a rich and savory complement to the crispy, earthy flavor of the mushrooms. The aioli’s smooth texture and the bold taste of garlic pair wonderfully with the crunch of the breading, creating a delightful contrast in flavors and textures.

Questions About the Recipe

Are these as good as fried mushrooms?

In my opinion, baked or air fried mushrooms are just as good as deep fried mushrooms. They have the same crispy batter, the mushroom gets a nice soft texture and stays juicy, but there isn’t as much greasy oil as fried mushrooms, which is an improvement to me.

Can I make garlic mushrooms?

Yes, the easiest way to turn these into garlic mushrooms is to marinate the mushrooms in garlic butter before breading them. This will ensure the flavor of the garlic stays on the mushroom and doesn’t burn in the oven.

What type of mushroom do I use?

We use baby mushrooms because they’re bite sized and easy to eat. You can use button mushrooms, baby bello mushrooms, or any other round shaped mushroom. Non-uniform mushrooms, like oyster mushrooms, don’t turn out as well with the breading.

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Crispy Baked Breaded Mushrooms

Breaded Mushrooms in the Oven or Air Fryer

These Crispy Baked Breaded Mushrooms are crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. They are so snackable, you won't be able to stop eating until they're gone.
4.91 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Laura Lynch

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces baby mushrooms 200 g
  • 1/3 cup flour 45g
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk 60g
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 60g
  • 1 teaspoon dry rub

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425° F (220 C). Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Clean the mushrooms and remove the ends of any stems that are craggy.
  • Make 3 dipping stations: a plate for flour and salt, a bowl for the egg and milk (whisked together), and a bowl for the breadcrumbs and dry rub.
  • First coat the mushrooms in the flour. Then dip them in the egg mixture, shaking off any excess. Then roll them in the breadcrumbs. Complete the breading process for all the mushrooms.
  • Place the mushrooms evenly on the baking sheet. Spray lightly with cooking oil, for a crispier crunch. Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning once, until the outsides are crisp and browned.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg

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8 thoughts on “Crispy Baked Breaded Mushrooms

  1. Andrea says:

    5 stars
    I could snack on these every day. They are crispy and delicious! I will be making them again in my air fryer! So much easier.

  2. Erika says:

    So delicious! I’ll be making this again. As promised…”crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside.” Yum 🙂

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