Air Fryer Eggplant

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Easy, healthy, and delicious Air Fryer Eggplant made with a simple spice blend. This air-fried eggplant has a deliciously smoky flavor and tender, yet crisp, texture.

Roasted eggplant in an air fryer.
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This delicious Air Fryer Eggplant recipe is great simply as a healthy snack, a fabulous side dish, or incorporated into entrées! It is packed with flavor and has a beautiful texture. Gluten-free, plant-based, vegan, and keto diet friendly!

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  1. 5 stars
    Recently bought a new air fryer because our old one broke. This is the first recipe I cooked using our new air fryer. I just seasoned per instructions and just throw it on the air fryer, cook for a few minutes and I have a delicious and healthy food to enjoy.

  2. 5 stars
    A+ Thanks for sharing this recipe. I like eggplant, but I never think to make it. This air fryer option makes it a no brainer.

  3. 5 stars
    I loved how crispy on the outside and soft inside these little eggplant bites turned out in the air-fryer — didn’t even need panko or bread crumbs!!

  4. 5 stars
    I cook eggplant directly on the stove to get a smoky flavor and peel the skin. This Air fryer recipe has quite a similar taste and I’m happy I got to try it. Another new idea everyday.

  5. 5 stars
    I was able to achieve that crispy-outside-tender-inside texture and I loved it! It paired perfectly with the garlic dipping sauce!

  6. 5 stars
    I love how simple and easy this eggplant recipe is! It’s great I can make this in the air fryer!

  7. My husband loved it…loved the spice blend too. Definitely one of my new favorite ways to make eggplant.

  8. 5 stars
    I’m so happy this recipe calls for smoked paprika – it’s my favorite! Perfect, tasty, gluten-free snack!

  9. 5 stars
    I love the spice blend here, and how the aubergines are crispy without the slugs of oil if you were to cook them in a pan. Love it!

  10. 5 stars
    You are my go-to for any air-fryer recipes and this was another great recipe! So good with the smoked paprika! Thanks!

  11. 5 stars
    I normally find that frying eggplant means it takes in too much oil. This airfryer version is perfect and delicious.

  12. 5 stars
    Such a great air fryer recipe – lots of lovely flavours and aubergine/eggplant cooks so well in the air fryer. Thank you!

  13. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious; thank you for this fantastic recipe! Very straightforward and easy to make. The dish came out perfectly. I will make it again!!

  14. 5 stars
    I made this last week and totally enjoyed it, definitely making it again today. It’s unbelievable the magic of the air fryer.

  15. 5 stars
    This is wonderful! I recently went gluten free and discovered smoked paprika – so this recipe was just what I was looking for for a tasty snack or side dish!

  16. 5 stars
    Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. This came out just perfect – I like how tender and flavorful the eggplant came out.

  17. 5 stars
    Such perfect timing! I just bought an air fryer and it’s arriving tomorrow!

  18. 5 stars
    This is such a great way to use the air fryer and a new way to use eggplant too. I can’t wait to try it.

  19. 5 stars
    I’m always looking for new air fryer recipes, and better yet new egg plant recipes. We love eggplant in my house and this air fryer egg plant recipe was a hit. Thanks so much!

  20. 5 stars
    I love discovering new air fryer recipes. This air fryer eggplant was so delicious. I’ll definitely be making this again and again.

  21. 5 stars
    This is one of my favorite veggie meal. Air Fryer sounds interesting and healthy too.

  22. 5 stars
    I don’t typically like eggplant because it is too squishy – but using your method it turned out nice and crispy!! I’ll never make eggplant any other way again!

  23. 5 stars
    This is so delicious with the smoked paprika and other spices! Such a great idea using the air fryer for this!

  24. 5 stars
    I enjoyed this recipe so much. It was super easy to make and I had never thought about cutting the eggplant in this shape. It made a difference!

  25. 5 stars
    Yummy! My husband and I enjoyed this recipe, so delicious and very tasty! Such a great and easy side to make! Love it and I can’t wait to make this again!

  26. 5 stars
    Delicious! Went well with a Greek zucchini “pasta” salad and Greek meatballs. I love air fryer roasted veggies, so simple and yummy.

  27. 5 stars
    Delicious, simple, and healthy! Love it. Only change was adding a pinch of black pepper.

  28. 5 stars
    As soon as I read smoked paprika, I just knew, this recipe has my heart!! 100% my kind of food!