Dinner, Side Dishes

Eggplant Parmesan & Garlic Bread

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 3

Eggplant parmesan is such a classic vegetarian meal! Perfectly cooked breaded eggplant served with warm marinara sauce and melty mozzarella. Pair this with crispy garlic bread to soak up all that cheesy sauce.


  • Contains Wheat
  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Eggs, Milk/Dairy

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 small eggplant, peeled, cut in 4 1/2-inch slices
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 loaf Italian bread, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese


  • Small Bowl
  • Step 1

    Install a crisper plate in both the Zone 1 and 2 baskets. Install the broil rack in the Zone 1 basket.

  • Step 2

    Set out three plates or shallow bowls. Place the flour in one, beaten eggs in the second, and bread crumbs in the third. Stir 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper into the flour. Stir 1 teaspoon salt and remaining 1 teaspoon pepper into the bread crumbs.

  • Step 3

    Dip each slice of eggplant into the flour, then the eggs, then the bread crumbs. Place the breaded slices on the Zone 1 broil rack.

  • Step 4

    In a small bowl, thoroughly combine the butter, minced garlic, garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Spread the garlic butter onto both slices of bread, then place the bread, butter side up, in the Zone 2 basket.

  • Step 5

    Select ZONE 1, select AIR FRY, set temperature to 390°F, and set time to 15 minutes. Select MATCH ZONE to match Zone 2 settings to Zone 1. Press START/PAUSE to begin cooking.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, remove the Zone 1 basket from unit, top each slice of eggplant with 2 tablespoons marinara sauce and 1 slice mozzarella. Reinsert basket in unit. Select ZONE 1, select AIR BROIL, set temperature to 450°F, and set time to 5 minutes. Press START/PAUSE to begin cooking.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, remove baskets from unit. Cut the garlic bread in strips and serve with eggplant.