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Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

Airfryer eggplant parmesan is a classic vegetarian Italian dinner that you can make with less oil and less mess by using your air fryer. Crispy on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside, you’ll love this recipe. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Air fryer eggplant parm,, Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Recipe, Eggplant Parmesan Air Fryer
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 529kcal
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Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  • Wash your eggplant and slice off the ends.
  • Slice your medium eggplant into ¼ inch pieces. Place eggplant on a lipped cookie sheet. Salt the eggplant and let it sit for 15 minutes. Flip the eggplant slices and salt again. Let sit again for 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, beat eggs, set aside. In another small bowl mix panko bread crumbs and Italian seasoning. Dip each eggplant piece into the egg mixture, followed by the panco mixture to coat. Make sure to coat both sides.
  • Cook the eggplant in the air fryer at 380F/193C for 4 minutes. Then flip over each eggplant piece and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
  • Gently spoon sauce onto each individual piece of eggplant.
  • Place cheese on eggplant pieces. Cook in your air fryer at 380F for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve as is or serve over prepared pasta. Garnish with Basil.
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Notes

  • Dairy-free options are to omit the parmesan or you can use vegan parmesan. For a vegan option, you can use maple syrup instead of eggs!
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to prepare this recipe in batches.
  • If your eggplant pieces are not becoming golden brown, you can spritz them with spray oil to help them crisp.
  • When it comes to gluten-free pasta, I like Jovial gluten free pastas.
  • When it comes to gluten-free panko, I like Ian’s brand.

Nutrition

Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1020mg | Potassium: 937mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 886IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 4mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.