Eggplant Parmesan & Pasta

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi® XL Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid™
  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 42 mins
  • Skill medium
  • Serves 4 people

Eggplant Parmesan & Pasta

The “parm” in this recipe is actually a simple wholesome combo of chopped walnuts (crunch) and nutritional yeast (umami, cheesy flavor). Want something a bit more traditional? Grate some vegan parmesan over the dish before serving.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Nuts



  • 16 ounces spaghetti
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce


  • 1 large eggplant, cut in ½-inch (21.25cm) rounds
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 vegan eggs
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 ½ cups bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Nonstick cooking spray

TOPPINGS (optional)

  • 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup nutritional yeast + finely chopped walnuts, combined

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Place all Level 1 ingredients in the pot. Do not stir.

  • Step 2

    Place the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position, cover with aluminum foil, spray with nonstick cooking spray, then place in the pot. Cover the Deluxe Layer with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray, then set aside.

  • Step 3

    Set up a dredging station for the eggplant. In a small bowl, add the all-purpose flour. In a second small bowl, combine the vegan eggs and soy milk. In a third small bowl, add the breadcrumbs and spices. One at a time, place the eggplant rounds in the flour, then the egg and milk wash, then the breadcrumbs. Transfer to the lined rack and repeat with remaining pieces.

  • Step 4

    Place half the breaded eggplant rounds on the rack in the pot and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Slide the Deluxe Layer through the lower layer’s handles. Place the remaining eggplant on the rack and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Step 5

    Close the lid and move slider to STEAMCRISP. Select STEAM & CRISP, set temperature to 425°F, and set time to 10 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 12 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 6

    At five minutes, open the lid, carefully remove the entire rack, and flip the eggplant pieces. Return the racks to the pot, close the lid, and continue cooking.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, carefully remove the entire rack, then stir the spaghetti.

  • Step 8

    Serve the pasta with eggplant, then sprinkle with walnuts and nutritional yeast, if desired.