These eggplant Parmesan rounds are oil free and grease free, yet they are crispy and crunchy. All due to cooking it in an air fryer. They are good eaten right out of the air fryer or topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Either way they are delicious.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

  • Place breaded eggplant rounds in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching; work in batches if necessary. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, flip each round, and cook until desired crispiness is achieved, 4 to 6 minutes more. Top each eggplant round with marinara sauce and 1 slice mozzarella cheese. Place basket back in the air fryer and cook until cheese has started to melt, 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining eggplant, if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

376.9 calories; protein 24.3g 49% DV; carbohydrates 35.5g 12% DV; fat 15.7g 24% DV; cholesterol 134.6mg 45% DV; sodium 1562.9mg 63% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2020
I am still trying to win the war with my air fryer, but this recipe gave me hope for its future! I tried a piece of eggplant before adding sauce and cheese (which I did in the regular broiler because I was picturing mess in the air fryer) and I loved it. Actually liked it more without the sauce and cheese! Next time I will probably made them and a dip instead, but will definitely make them again. That was also my first time making eggplant, so thank you for the inspiration! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2020
I loved using the air fryer to cook the eggplant, but my husband didn’t like all the “extra” spices. They overwhelmed the taste a bit. I’ll use the air fryer again to cook the eggplant, but stick to regular Italian bread crumbs without extra add-ins. Much healthier without all the oil. The timing was spot-on for the cooking time. I even froze the cooked extra slices for another time. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2020
I am still trying to win the war with my air fryer, but this recipe gave me hope for its future! I tried a piece of eggplant before adding sauce and cheese (which I did in the regular broiler because I was picturing mess in the air fryer) and I loved it. Actually liked it more without the sauce and cheese! Next time I will probably made them and a dip instead, but will definitely make them again. That was also my first time making eggplant, so thank you for the inspiration! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2020
I never would have thought you could cook eggplant in the air fryer. When I saw this recipe I knew I had to give it a try. OMG I'm so glad I did. I followed the recipe exactly and it came out soooo good. Even my husband who thinks he doesn't like eggplant tried a piece and then went back for more. And this was really so easy to make. What a great dinner with some garlic bread.I will definitely make this again. Thank you for such a great recipe. My air fryer is my new favorite toy so I appreciate new recipes to try. This one is a keepa! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2020
I layered it with sauce and mozzarella in the oven for just 5-10 minutes after air-frying it. My father in law who has never had eggplant and needed a non-meat meal for lent, loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2020
This was great! I am a big fan of eggplant parm, and a new air fryer owner. My husband and I absolutely loved this, and it is healthier than what I use to make too! I also did not add the extra spices as I knew they were already in the Italian breadcrumbs. I also used panko Italian breadcrumbs and I hand grated Parmesan-Romano cheese in the breadcrumb mixture. Yum!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2020
These tasted better than eggplant parmesan that was baked in the oven. The crisp eggplant was very satisfying and overall the entire meal was fresh and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2019
Made as described. Awesome! I m new to Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2020
This was delicious but you can exclude the salt, there was plenty of seasoning for flavor , kinda taste like pizza Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2020
WOW!! VERY impressed with Air Fryer Eggplant Parm ... and will absolutely be having this again!! Followed the recipe 99% (didn't add the black pepper); impressed my partner (said it was high-end restaurant / cruise quality!). Made it with healthy protein pasta; served the pasta with garlic butter, some pesto & Parmesan cheese. House smelled wonderful - got so excited to eat dinner, that right after pouring some red wine - we sat down & started eating ... so, forgot to take a pic! lol, maybe next time TY! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2020
Easy/Peasy Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2020
I loved using the air fryer to cook the eggplant, but my husband didn’t like all the “extra” spices. They overwhelmed the taste a bit. I’ll use the air fryer again to cook the eggplant, but stick to regular Italian bread crumbs without extra add-ins. Much healthier without all the oil. The timing was spot-on for the cooking time. I even froze the cooked extra slices for another time. Read More