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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


  • Air Fryer


  • 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)


  • 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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