Eggplant parmesan is a classic Italian dish that is usually deep-fried. To make it healthier, you can air fry it instead. To make air fryer eggplant parmesan, you will need:

– 2 medium eggplants, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
– 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
– 2 eggs, beaten
– 1 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
– 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– 1/2 cup marinara sauce
– 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.

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2. Place the eggplant slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 minutes.

3. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, eggs, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.

4. Dip each eggplant slice in the egg mixture, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture.

5. Place the eggplant slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil.

6. Air fry for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.

7. Remove the eggplant slices from the air fryer and place on a baking sheet.

8. Top each slice with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.

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9. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

10. Serve warm and enjoy!


– Make sure to slice the eggplant into even slices so they cook evenly.
– If you don’t have Italian-style breadcrumbs, you can use regular breadcrumbs and add Italian seasoning to them.
– You can also use other types of cheese, such as cheddar or provolone.
– If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake the eggplant slices in the oven at 400°F for 15 minutes.