Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

This delicious Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan is a fantastic dish for dinner that comes together quickly in the air fryer. This recipe is very healthy as it is made in an air fryer; hence no oil is needed to crisp up the eggplant. Top with tomato sauce and melted cheese, dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes.

air fryer eggplant parmesan

Is Eggplant Good For You?

Eggplant is a great source of vitamins and minerals that are good for you. It helps with digestion as it is high in fibre content. Besides that, it is beneficial to the heart as fibre reduces the amount of cholesterol that the body absorbs. It can helps to prevent cancer as it contains lot of natural antioxidant, manganese. Eggplant is such a healthy food that it also helps to improve brain and bone health.

There are many ways you can cook the eggplant, like Roasted Eggplant, Tomato-Eggplant Tartines and more.

How Do You Cook Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan?

Slice off the ends of the eggplant. Then, slice them into 1/2-inches thick rounds.

sliced eggplants

Next, in a medium shallow bowl, combine breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine into the breadcrumb mixture. Then, crack the eggs into a separate bowl, season them with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk them until they combine evenly.

Preheat the air fryer to 400F.

Dredge the eggplant in the egg then in the breadcrumb mixture. Place the breaded eggplant onto another plate.

Open the air fryer and spray the air fryer basket with olive oil cooking spray. Then, place the breaded eggplant in a single layer into the air fryer basket and spray each piece of eggplant with more olive oil spray.

eggplant in air fryer

Cook the eggplant for 10 minutes, flip them over halfway through cooking. Once the eggplant is cooked, top the eggplant with tomato sauce and cheese. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the cheese melts.

eggplant parmesan

Top with fresh basil and some parmesan cheese. The air fryer eggplant parmesan is ready in less than 20 minutes. This healthy and inexpensive dish is one of my favorite dinner recipes.


Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

This delicious Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan is a fantastic dish for dinner that comes together quickly in the air fryer. This recipe is very healthy as it is made in an air fryer; hence no oil is needed to crisp up the eggplant. Top with tomato sauce and melted cheese, dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes.
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 persons

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium Eggplant
  • 2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Tomato sauce
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp Fresh basil (chopped)

Instructions
 

  • Slice off the ends of the eggplant. Then, slice them into 1/2-inches thick rounds
  • Next, in a medium shallow bowl, combine breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine into the breadcrumb mixture. Then, crack the eggs into a separate bowl, season them with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk them until they combine evenly.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F.
  • Dredge the eggplant in the egg then in the breadcrumb mixture. Place the breaded eggplant onto another plate.
  • Open the air fryer and spray the air fryer basket with olive oil cooking spray. Then, place the breaded eggplant in a single layer into the air fryer basket and spray each piece of eggplant with more olive oil spray.
  • Cook the eggplant for 10 minutes, flip them over halfway through cooking. Once the eggplant is cooked, top the eggplant with tomato sauce and cheese. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the cheese melts.
  • Top with fresh basil and some parmesan cheese.
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