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Air Fryer Garlic-Thyme Mushrooms

Points® value
Total Time
25 min
10 min
15 min
Air-frying mushrooms extracts some of their moisture, making their flavor more concentrated and their texture meatier. Don’t worry if the basket seems quite full when the mushrooms first go in; as they cook, they shrink. You will need to stop and shake the basket halfway through the cook time to ensure the mushrooms cook evenly. Though fresh garlic has more pungency, we opt for garlic powder here because it covers more evenly and won’t burn. Serve with grilled steak or pork, spoon over sautéed chicken breasts, or pile atop a grain bowl.


Cremini mushrooms

1 pound(s)

Olive oil

2 tbsp(s)

Garlic powder

1 tsp(s)

Tamari sauce

1 tsp(s), or soy sauce

Kosher salt

¼ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Fresh thyme

2 tsp(s), chopped and divided


  1. Cut mushrooms in half, or in quarters if large. In a large bowl, combine oil, garlic powder, tamari, salt, and pepper. Add mushrooms to bowl and toss to coat.
  2. Preheat air fryer, if necessary, to 375°F. Coat air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Add mushroom mixture. Air-fry at 375°F for 8 minutes. Remove basket and sprinkle mushrooms with 1 tsp thyme; shake basket to toss mushrooms. Air-fry for 7 minutes or until mushrooms are lightly browned and tender. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp thyme.
  3. Serving size: ½ cup