Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Roasted Eggplant

Eggplant has been a staple in Mediterranean cuisine for centuries. It is believed to have originated in India and was introduced to the Mediterranean region by Arab traders. In Greece, eggplant is often roasted and used in dishes like moussaka and eggplant dip. With the rise in popularity of air fryers, people have found a healthier way to enjoy roasted eggplant without the added oil.

Air Fried Roasted Eggplant

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: Side DishCuisine: Mediterranean
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This is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy eggplant without the added oil from traditional roasting methods. The air fryer cooks the eggplant to perfection, giving it a crispy exterior and a soft, tender interior.


  • 1 large eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, toss the eggplant with olive oil, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • Place the seasoned eggplant in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking, until the eggplant is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


  • Make sure to cut the eggplant into evenly sized pieces for even cooking.
  • You can use any seasoning of your choice, such as Italian seasoning, garlic powder, or cajun seasoning.
  • Serve the roasted eggplant as a side dish, on top of a salad, or in a sandwich.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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