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Eggplant Parmesan

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 2 cups marinara sauce, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 lb spaghetti, cooked
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves


  • Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl. Add flour and eggs to 2 separate medium bowls.
  • Dip eggplant slices into flour, then into egg, and then bread crumbs, evenly coating each eggplant.
  • Select preset program of Preheat to preheat the air fryer.
  • Working in batches, place half of the coated eggplant slices in the air fryer.
  • Set temperature to 375°F/190°C and time to 14 to 16 minutes then press Start/Stop to cook, flipping halfway through until golden-brown.
  • Top eggplant with 1 to 2 tablespoons marinara and 2 tablespoons mozzarella.
  • Set temperature to 375°F/190°C and time to 1 to 2 minutes then press Start/Stop to cook until cheese is melted.
  • Toss pasta with remaining marinara sauce.
  • Serve pasta with eggplant, and garnish with basil.
  • Tip: Substitute the spaghetti with your favorite pasta shape!