These eggplant pizzas are made in the air fryer for a low carb way to satisfy your pizza craving! This is a tasty way to enjoy eggplant and you can customize these pizzas with your favorite toppings!

eggplant pizza

What is an Air Fryer?

An air fryer works like a convection style oven. It circulates hot air around a metal basket which creates a crispy outer layer. Not to get all scientific here but there is something called the Maillard reaction, which is the chemical reaction that gives food a browned or crispy crust. An air fryer makes that reaction happen. This method works particularly well for eggplant because there is a lot of moisture we need to remove from the eggplant to create a pizza base.

How to Make Eggplant Pizza in an Air Fryer

The first step is to remove moisture from the eggplant. Slice into 1/2″ rounds, and place on a double layer of paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 5 minutes. Then use additional paper towels to blot moisture from the eggplant.

blotting eggplant

Place the eggplant slices in a single layer in an air fryer basket. Cook until browned.

air fryer basket

Top each slice with sauce and cheese and air fry until the cheese is browned and bubbly.

air fryer eggplant pizza

Feel free to add any additional toppings you like! I love a sprinkle of fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

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eggplant pizza

Air Fryer Eggplant Pizza

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Description

These eggplant pizzas are made in the air fryer for a low carb way to satisfy your pizza craving! This is a tasty way to enjoy eggplant and you can customize these pizzas with your favorite toppings!


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Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1/2” thick rounds
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan, oregano, red pepper, salt, etc (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the sliced eggplant on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Let sit for 5 minutes, then blot with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  4. Place the eggplant in a single layer in the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes. Flip the eggplant and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes until browned. You may need to do this in batches.
  5. Top each slice with pizza sauce and cheese.
  6. Continue to cook for 4-5 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and browned.
  7. Top with basil and shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Keywords: air fryer eggplant pizza

Looking for a tasty recipe to serve with your eggplant pizzas? Try this Italian chopped salad!chopped salad

Can’t get enough healthy pizza? Try these zucchini pizza bites!

zucchini pizza bites

What’s your favorite pizza topping?

This post was originally published August 2013. Updated August 2020.