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Follow this easy dehydrated mushrooms recipe (minced or sliced) in a dehydrator, oven, and air fryer.

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By removing the moisture content, dehydrated mushrooms become concentrated in taste and texture, making them perfect for adding depth to various dishes.

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Using A Dehydrator

Prepare the mushrooms for the dehydrator by washing and chopping them into your desired size.

Spread the cut mushrooms overtop of the dehydrator sheets.

Set your dehydrator. Larger pieces will take longer to dehydrate.

Best Types of Mushrooms to Dry

Best Types of Mushrooms to Dry

When it comes to dehydrating mushrooms for culinary uses, some varieties are particularly well-suited for the task. Some popular choices include shiitake, porcini, chanterelle, morel, and white button mushrooms.

Using An Oven

Drying mushrooms in the oven is a great option if you don’t have a dehydrator!

Prep the mushrooms by washing, removing the stem, and blotting dry.

Arrange the diced/sliced mushrooms in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet or line your cookie sheet with a jerky mat to elevate it and allow for a bit more airflow.

Place the mushrooms in the oven at the temperature outlined in the article for around three hours or until fully dry. Size and thickness of the peppers that you are dehydrating.

Air Fryer

Drying mushrooms in an air fryer is a great option, especially for smaller amounts. This process takes considerably less time than using a dehydrator because of the circulating air.

Thoroughly wash your mushrooms, blot dry, and remove the stems.

Arrange the mushrooms in a single layer in your air fryer basket. I use jerky mats for SO many things in the kitchen including anytime I am dehydrating small pieces of produce in my air fryer.

Set your air fryer to the dehydrate setting OR as close to 135°F as possible. Air fry the mushrooms for the time specified, checking for doneness after 2 hours.

Mushrooms are done in the drying when the pieces have a hard, crisp texture after being cooled for 10 minutes. Dry mushroom slices and pieces will break when folded, and there will be no signs of moisture when twisted or torn.

I love to store my dried mushrooms in mason jars or other glass jars- they are always handy and look beautiful in my pantry or on my cold room shelves. Alternately, you can vacuum seal them or keep them in a zippered bag with the air squeezed out!

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This is up to personal preference! In fresh cooking, I always remove the stems- so I follow suit with the dehydrator. If you plan to include the mushroom stems on your dehydrating trays, be sure to remove any woody bits.

Can mushroom stems be dehydrated?