Air Fryer Eggplant

Contributor: Christine Pittman

The air fryer is my favorite way to cook eggplant. It turns out browned on the outside, but still plump and meaty on the inside.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 medium eggplant, in 1 inch to 1 and 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  2. In a medium bowl toss the eggplant with the oil and salt.
  3. Transfer to the air fryer basket. Toss so it’s all in a single layer.
  4. Cook without opening the fryer for 10 minutes.
  5. Open it up. Taste a piece. If it’s bitter or not salty enough, sprinkle everything with a pinch of coarse salt.
  6. Transfer to a serving plate.