Easy Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Pizza Recipe (+Video)

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Say hello to your new favorite healthy treat—The Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Pizza—cheesy, savory, and gluten-free goodness without the added calories. 🤯 Fry it to believe it!

Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Pizza recipe bite shot, pepperoni flavor with basil
Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Pizza recipe bite shot, pepperoni flavor with basil

We’ve already tried multiple pizza recipes, including French Bread Pizza, English Muffin Pizza, Bagel Pizza, Bagel Bites, Tortilla Pizza, and Pizza Roll-Ups.

What I love about these air fryer pizzas is their ease of preparation and incredible taste, just like any pizza dish should be.

See also: How to Reheat Pizza in Air Fryer

However, there’s one thing missing—a healthy option, a low-carb or keto-friendly version. You see, a single slice of pizza can contain 200-300 calories, depending on the toppings.

So, what could be better than substituting the calorie-dense dough with nutrient-rich mushroom caps?

That’s precisely what we’re doing with Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Pizza.

You’ll still enjoy the same cheesy and savory goodness, beautifully complemented by the earthy and nutty flavors of the mushrooms. It’s truly one of the best healthy snacks you can make.

🍕 Bonus: Towards the end of the recipe instructions, I’ll also share other delicious pizza topping options that you can try.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Ingredients for air fryer mushroom pizza recipe

You only need a few things to make this delicious air-fried mushroom pizza.

  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pepperoni (small slices)
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Bell pepper
  • Dried oregano

📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.

There are numerous options for toppings on the Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Pizza. You are not limited to the pepperoni flavor. In fact, I will share a long list of alternative toppings at the end of the cooking instructions. 😉

Recipe Video: Air Fryer Mushroom Pizza

Don’t have time to read? We made this short recipe video just for you. 😉

*You can find the exact amount of ingredients and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card below.

How to Cook Portobello Mushroom Pizza in the Air Fryer?

Making mushroom pizza in the air fryer is just as easy as making an English muffin pizza. Here are six simple steps to turn those humble mushroom caps into a healthy treat in under 10 minutes.

1. Prep the mushrooms.

Mushroom caps without stem

Start by wiping off any dirt with a damp paper towel. Then, remove the stems, and if desired, you can also scrape off the gills with a spoon.

💡 Pro Tip: Avoid running your mushrooms under water as they can absorb excess moisture, resulting in a soggy texture when cooked.

2. Prepare the pizza toppings.

Mushroom pizza toppings: pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, pepperoni, bell pepper

Have these ingredients ready: pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, pepperoni slices, diced bell peppers and dried oregano.

3. Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC).

Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 400°F (204°C).

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and then let it cook for 5 minutes without food.

🚨 Important: Reduce the cooking temperature to 380°F (193°C) if you’re using a 4-quart air fryer or smaller. They are hotter due to the heating element being closer to the food.

4. Assemble the mushroom pizza.

Adding pizza toppings to Portobello Mushrooms

Put together the mushroom pizza by spreading a generous layer of pizza sauce over the mushroom cap. Next, sprinkle mozzarella cheese, diced bell peppers, Italian seasoning, and lastly add the small pepperoni slices on top.

5. Air fry mushroom pizza for 5-6 minutes.

Cooking Portobello Mushroom Pizza in an air fryer.

Carefully add the assembled Portobello mushroom pizzas to the preheated air fryer and roast them for about 5-6 minutes, or until the mushrooms become tender and the toppings turn golden.

I used a 6-quart air fryer to test this recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

6. Serve and enjoy your air fried Portobello mushroom pizza!

Air fried Portobello Mushroom Pizza, pepperoni flavor

Now, that’s how to make Portobello Mushroom Pizza in the Air Fryer!

All that’s left is for you to enjoy the fruit of your labor—a well-deserved healthy and scrumptious snack.

For an extra touch of freshness, sprinkle freshly chopped herbs such as parsley or basil on top of the mushrooms.

Serve the Portobello mushrooms as a main course or as a side dish alongside grilled vegetables, a salad, or a grain dish.

It’s a versatile and delicious option that can complement a variety of meals.

More Pizza Topping Options

Here is a list of incredibly delicious pizza combinations that you’re bound to love.

Four Cheese: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, provolone cheese, and gorgonzola cheese.

Mediterranean: Pesto sauce, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, artichoke hearts, and spinach.

Margherita: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and sliced tomatoes.

Veggie: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, bell peppers, red onions, black olives, and mushrooms.

Buffalo Chicken: Buffalo sauce, cooked chicken breast, red onions, blue cheese crumbles, and mozzarella cheese.

White Pizza: Olive oil, minced garlic, ricotta cheese, spinach, and Parmesan cheese.

Freezing & Storage

Freezing: Once cooled, wrap the air-fried Portobello mushroom pizza in plastic wrap and then store them in a freezer-safe container. It’s safe to eat for up to 3 months.

Fridge: Save any leftover mushroom pizza in the fridge. It will last for 3-4 days.

Reheating: To reheat, first preheat your air fryer to 360°F (182°C). Then cook your leftover Portobello mushroom pizza for 4-5 minutes. For Frozen ones, the ideal cooking time is 6-8 minutes.

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Silicone Tongs

STOP using metal utensils on your air fryer! It’ll 100% mess up the non-stick coating. Protect your air fryer and grab silicone tongs now – the must-have tool every air fryer owner swears by. 😉

Portobello Mushroom Pizza in Air Fryer FAQs

Can you air fry Portobello mushroom pizza?

Yes, you can air fry Portobello mushroom pizza. It’s one of the fastest and most convenient ways to cook a healthy mushroom pizza.

How many calories are there in a mushroom pizza?

A single pepperoni mushroom pizza may contain 80-100 calories. However, please note that the calorie content can vary depending on the size and thickness of the mushroom and the toppings used.

Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Pizza, pepperoni flavor

Easy Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Pizza Recipe (+Video)

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Say hello to your new favorite healthy treat—The Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Pizza—cheesy, savory, and gluten-free goodness without the added calories. 🤯 Fry it to believe it!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 80 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Portobello mushrooms
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • ¼ cup pepperoni slices
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons bell pepper

Instructions
 

  • Clean the mushrooms by wiping them off with a damp paper towel; avoid running them under water as they easily absorb liquid. Remove the stems, and if desired, remove the mushroom gills as well.
    Portobello mushrooms without stem
  • Prepare the toppings: pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni slices, diced bell peppers and dried oregano.
    Mushroom pizza toppings
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (204°C). See note if you have a 4-quart air fryer or smaller.
    Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 400°F (204°C).
  • Put together the mushroom pizza. Add the pizza sauce on top of each mushroom cap. Sprinkle on the dried oregano and mozzarella cheese, then top them with sliced pepperoni and diced bell peppers.
    Adding pizza toppings to Portobello Mushrooms
  • Air fry Portobello mushroom pizza for 5-6 minutes until they become tender and the cheese is bubbly and golden.
    Cooking Portobello Mushroom Pizza in an air fryer.
  • Serve and enjoy your air fryer Portobello mushroom pizza!
    Air fried Portobello Mushroom Pizza, pepperoni flavor

Video

Notes

  • If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 400°F (204°C) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food. For faster cooking time and accuracy, preheating is highly recommended.
  • For smaller air fryers like the Ninja Foodi 4-Quart, reduce the cooking temperature by 20°F (10°C) or decrease the cooking time by 1-2 minutes. Smaller air fryers tend to cook faster and hotter due to the heating element being closer to the food.
  • Avoid washing the mushrooms, as they tend to absorb moisture.
  • The gills of the mushrooms create a dark stain when cooked. However it’s not an issue with this recipe as the toppings will completely cover those spores-producing gills. Optionally, you can remove the gills by scraping them with a spoon.
  • I used a 6-quart Instant Vortex Plus to test the Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom Recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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