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Air Fried Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Air Fried Eggplant Parmesan RecipeA few weeks ago I shared with you that I got a Philip’s Airfryer to try out. I have another post coming up in the beginning of April for some Eggplant Parmesan with a twist. While pulling together that recipe I decided to see how the Eggplant Parmesan would turn out in the airfryer. One thing I definitely liked about it was that I wasn’t dealing with splattering oil, especially while wearing a baby in a carrier!

Fried Eggplant Parmesan

In the picture on the left is the air fried eggplant parmesan and on the right is the fried in oil type. Look how much prettier and even the air fried parm is!

Air Fried Eggplant Parmesan Recipe


  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. fresh mozzarella cheese sliced into rounds
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce


  1. Peel and slice the eggplant into ½” slices. Place the eggplant rounds in a colander and toss them with 1 teaspoon of salt. Let them drain in the colander over a bowl in the sink for 45 minutes to remove excess moisture.
  2. Mix breadcrumbs and olive oil together.
  3. Bread the eggplant rounds in batches by coating them in the flour, then the eggs and then the breadcrumbs.
  4. Set your Airfryer to 390 F. Place 4-5 slices of breaded eggplant into the fryer and set the fryer to cook for 8 minutes. (11 minutes for the first batch so that the fryer can warm up.)
  5. While your eggplant is frying, boil spaghetti in a pot of water. When ready, drain and toss with spaghetti sauce.
  6. Transfer “fried” eggplant to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and top with one tablespoon of spaghetti sauce and one slice of mozzarella cheese.
  7. Turn your broiler to high and carefully slide the cookie sheet under the broiler just long enough until the cheese melts. Immediately serve with spaghetti.

eggplant parmesan air fried

I will gradually be adding more recipes using the Philip’s Airfryer. I definitely still want to do fried pickles! You can also check out my Air fried BBQ Chicken Legs.


About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. This looks so delicious! I have been wanting to try eggplant parmesan forever but I am worried that I won’t like it. Im going to pin this incase I get brave enough!
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  2. That looks amazing! I bet it would be fun to do zucchini parm, too!
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  3. The air fryer definitely looks like it heats things more evenly without burning.
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  4. I’ve never tried zucchini parm before… I have eggplant parm, so I have a feeling I’d love it with zucchini.
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  5. What a beautiful even color and eggplant parmsan is one of my all time favorites. I really need to look into getting an air fryer.
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  6. I must be behind the times because I didn’t know there WAS such a thing as an air-fryer!
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  7. I am so jealous! I have this on my “mother’s day” list – and I’m hoping that I actually get one. And your eggplant looks fabulous!
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  8. Shell Feis says:

    Looks delicious! I love Eggplant Parmesan, it’s one of my favorite veggie dishes!

  9. I’ll have to try this. I never cook eggplant b/c I never really know how to cook it, but I bet I’d love it like this.
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  10. The whole air frying stuff is new to me. It sounds so interesting though.
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  11. Phillys says:

    I am confused. I don’t see where the olive oil is used. Please help!

    • Whoops! Thanks for pointing out my mistake! I’m going to fix it now. The olive oil gets mixed in with the breadcrumbs.

  12. I love this recipe, I’m making it right now and going to serve it with Spaghetti Squash instead of pasta.

  13. Shane Cooper says:

    I just found this recipe and instructions,and it worked so perfect for me that I had to tell you so. Thanks for posting it, I will probably use it for the rest of my life and teach my family how to do it too. The breading comes out perfect and I love to make eggplant parmesan sandwiches too. I will probably eat less meat because of this.

  14. Can you make the eggplant the day before and follow through with the final step the following evening?


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