You're going to love this Tex-Mex twist on Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms! The mushrooms are stuffed with cream cheese, salsa, and ranch seasoning, then topped with breadcrumbs mixed with taco seasoning. Air fry them until cooked, succulent, and browned and you have a super simple appetizer!
Today's recipe is all about savory, crispy, succulent, tender, creamy, and mouthwatering air fryer mushrooms filled with a flavorful Tex Mex cream cheese filling!
They're made in the air fryer, making them super quick and easy. A tasty appetizer that everyone will love.
Wondering how to make them? It's super simple!
Just mix up the Tex Mex cream cheese filling, wich is full of simple ingredients like cheese, ranch seasoning, and salsa.
Scoop it into the mushrooms to 'stuff' them, then place them into the air fryer to cook!
When they're getting soft and succulent and releasing their juices, you just need to mix up the breadcrumbs with taco seasoning and sprinkle it on top. Air fry them a little longer and they're done! See? Super simple.
These stuffed mushrooms will make your taste buds dance with joy! If you're a fan of the air fryer and Tex Mex cuisine, then you're in for a treat.
Serve them up with a dish of Lime Crema to spoon on top for a tasty Mexican-style version of classic stuffed mushrooms.
These little bites of goodness are perfect for a quick and easy appetizer or a tasty snack to enjoy any time of the day.
Let's get started on this delicious journey!
Why This Recipe Works
- This is a super quick appetizer that everyone will love.
- The Tex Mex flavors are a tasty twist on classic stuffed mushrooms.
- Air Fryer stuffed mushrooms cook quickly and easily.
- You can stuff them ahead of time and then cook them in the air fryer when you're ready to serve them.
- Ranch seasoning and salsa are mixed with cream cheese for a flavorful filling.
- Taco seasoned breadcrumbs add even more flavor.
- Mushrooms - I use white button or cremini because they come similarly sized and they have plenty of room in the caps for the stuffing.
- Cream cheese and cheddar cheese - these two cheeses make for a super cheesy filling!
- Salsa - use fresh or store bought salsa for the Tex Mex stuffing.
- Ranch seasoning - I use Hidden Valley Ranch, but you can make your own ranch seasoning
- Garlic Powder - for more rich flavor in the filling.
- Breadcrumbs - I use plain dried breadcrumbs.
- Taco seasoning - Use store-bought or homemade taco seasoning to flavor the breadcrumbs.
See the recipe card for the full method and quantities.
Prepping mushrooms for stuffed mushrooms is easy, and it starts with choosing the right mushrooms. You want to select firm mushrooms with sturdy stems that can hold the filling without falling apart and ideally they will be about 2 inches wide across the cap. I use white button or cremini mushrooms.
Here are the steps to prep mushrooms for stuffed mushrooms:
- Clean: Use a damp paper towel to gently wipe the mushrooms to remove any dirt. Avoid washing them under water as mushrooms are very absorbent and can become waterlogged and soggy.
- Remove the stems: Twist the stems gently to remove them from the mushroom caps, or cut them out with a knife. You can reserve the stems for the filling or discard them. I tend to stick them into a freezer bag (along with other veg scraps) to turn into vegetable stock.
That's it! Your mushrooms are now prepped and ready to be filled with your desired stuffing.
If you're wondering how to make this air fryer stuffed mushrooms recipe, don't worry, it's easy!
Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Use a damp paper towel to gently wipe the mushrooms to remove any dirt. Twist the stems gently to remove them from the mushroom caps, or cut them out with a knife.
Tip: Instead of discarding the stems, I stick them into a freezer bag (along with any with other veg scraps) to turn into vegetable stock later.
Add the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, salsa, ranch seasoning, and garlic powder to a bowl and stir to combine.
Spoon the filling into the mushroom caps.
Place the stuffed mushrooms into the air fryer and spray them with a little spray oil. Air fry at 375°F for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the breadcrumbs, taco seasoning, and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle it onto the partly cooked stuffed mushrooms, spray with a little spray oil, and air fry for a further 5 minutes or until golden.
Serve and enjoy!
Don't wash the mushrooms under water as they can become waterlogged and soggy when cooked. Instead, wipe any dirt or debris off with a damp paper towel.
To reheat them, place them in a single layer into the air fryer and cook at 400°F for 4-5 minutes or until warmed through.
You can assemble the stuffed mushrooms and store them on a plate, covered with plastic wrap, for up to 4 days.
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Tex Mex Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
- Air Fryer
- 15 cremini or white button mushrooms
- ½ cup cream cheese
- ⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ⅓ cup salsa
- 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- spray oil
- Use a damp paper towel to gently wipe the mushrooms to remove any dirt. Twist the stems gently to remove them from the mushroom caps, or cut them out with a knife. Tip: Instead of discarding the stems, I stick them into a freezer bag (along with any with other veg scraps) to turn into vegetable stock later.
- Add the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, salsa, ranch seasoning, and garlic powder to a bowl and stir to combine.
- Spoon the filling into the mushroom caps.
- Place the stuffed mushrooms into the air fryer in a single layer (cook in batches) and spray them with a little spray oil. Air fry at 375°F for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix the breadcrumbs, taco seasoning, and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle it onto the partly cooked stuffed mushrooms, spray with a little spray oil, and air fry for a further 5 minutes or until golden.
- Serve and enjoy!
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.