Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

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Sheila Snyder Modified: March 22, 2022
Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

How To Make Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

Enjoy this oil-free air fryer eggplant parmesan at the comfort of your home. Each eggplant comes off as crispy and crunchy with mozzarella cheese on top.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½cupitalian bread crumbs
  • ¼cupparmesan cheese,freshly grated
  • 1tspItalian seasoning
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspbasil,dried
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ½tsponion powder
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • ¼cupflour
  • 2eggs,beaten
  • 1medium eggplant,sliced into ½-inch rounds
  • 1cupmarinara sauce,or more to taste
  • 8mozzarella cheese slices,or as needed

Instructions

  1. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper in a shallow bowl. Place flour in a separate shallow bowl and beaten eggs in a third shallow bowl.

  2. Dip sliced eggplant first in flour, then in beaten eggs, and finally coat with bread crumb mixture. Place coated eggplant on a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 370 degrees F (185 degrees C).

  4. Place breaded eggplant rounds in the air fryer basket making sure they are not touching; work in batches if necessary.

  5. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, flip each round and cook until desired crispiness is achieved for 4 to 6 minutes more. Top each eggplant round with marinara sauce and 1 slice of mozzarella cheese.

  6. Place the basket back in the air fryer and cook until cheese has started to melt for1 to 2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining eggplant, if necessary.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 399.25kcal
  • Fat: 20.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.35g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.42g
  • Fiber: 6.36g
  • Sugar: 10.09g
  • Protein: 23.28g
  • Cholesterol: 137.99mg
  • Sodium: 939.18mg
  • Calcium: 511.13mg
  • Potassium: 653.38mg
  • Iron: 2.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 189.01µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.55mg
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