Air Fryer Eggplant

Air Fried Eggplant is a delectable, savory side that cooks to tender perfection in minutes. Made with no breadcrumbs, this is an easy & quick way to serve eggplant.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Eggplant

- Eggplant - Oil - Salt - Italian seasoning - Paprika - Garlic powder

Cut the eggplant

Cut your eggplant into 1-inch cubes to make cubed eggplant. Alternatively, you can slice the eggplant into 1/2-inch slices.




Sprinkle the eggplant cubes with ½ teaspoon of salt, covering all sides with equal seasoning. Let the salted eggplant rest for 15 minutes.

Dry the eggplant

Use either paper towels or a clean kitchen towel to pat dry the surface to remove any excess moisture.


Season the eggplant

Place the vegetables in a large bowl, drizzle them with oil, and seasonings. Toss the mixture until thoroughly combined.



Place the eggplant cubes in a single even layer in the air fryer, being sure not to overlap or overcrowd the basket.


Cook eggplant

Air fry the pieces for 12 minutes, shaking them halfway through. Check for doneness by inserting a paring knife in one cube.


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Prefer Breaded Eggplant instead? If so, be sure to check out foolproof recipe on Air Fryer Breaded Eggplant as well.