Low Carb Air Fryer Eggplant Pizza

Eggplant Pizza garnished with parsley on a silver cookie sheet.

Craving pizza but not the carbs? Our Low Carb Airfryer Eggplant Pizza recipe is just what you need. Our Airfryer eggplant pizza is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, just as a pizza should be. This is the Easy Spaghetti Sauce recipe we prefer to use. 


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Eggplant Pizza garnished with parsley on a silver cookie sheet.
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Low Carb Air Fryer Eggplant Pizza

Craving pizza but not the carbs? Our Low Carb Air Fryer Eggplant Pizza recipe is just what you need. Our Air Fryer eggplant pizza is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, just as a pizza should be.
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 10 Net Carbs, Airfryer, Eggplant, Keto, Keto Recipe, Low Carb, Low Carb Recipe, Marinara Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmesan Cheese, Pork Rinds
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 221kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb Eggplant (Cut into 1/2" thick rounds)
  • 1 Cup Crushed Pork Rinds *Note 3
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese *Note 4
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Crushed)
  • 1.5 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 Cup Marinara Sauce (No Sugar Added) *Note 5
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the Air Fryer to 425 degrees F.
  • Spray an Air Fryer baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a shallow medium size bowl, add the crushed pork rinds, grated parmesan cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper and combine.
  • In a shallow medium size bowl, whisk the two eggs and a tablespoon of water until combined.
  • Using a fork, gently dip each eggplant round in the egg wash and then place it into the pork rind mixture and coat each side and edge, pressing firmly so the pork rind mixture sticks. Transfer to the baking sheet and repeat until all eggplant rounds are coated. Eggplant should not be touching.
  • Spray the top of each eggplant round with cooking spray.
  • Bake the eggplant until tender, about 10-12 minutes per side (flip halfway through cooking and spray the second side with cooking spray).
  • Take out, put leave eggplant on cookie sheet, and evenly distribute the marinara sauce to the top of each round.
  • Evenly distribute the mozzarella cheese to the top of each round.
  • Place back in the Air Fryer for 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Transfer to a plate, garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Feel free to remove the eggplant skin as some folks think it gets bitter when cooked. However, we did not find that issue with this recipe.
  2. You should get about 9 slices per eggplant. 
  3. Use Panko breading or breadcrumbs in place of the pork rinds if you're not eating low carb meals. Replacing with these substitutes will make this meal vegetarian.
  4. This recipe is not the place to use the cheap parmesan cheese that comes in the green can. Actually, it's never a good time to use that stuff. Head over to the deli counter and grab a wedge and grate from scratch.
  5. If you prefer not to make homemade marinara sauce we recommend Rao's sauce. This brand has no added sugar and is low on carbs.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Pieces | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 885mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 521IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 1mg

recipe cost

$5.17 ($1.29 Serving)

how-to photos

Photo showing how to bread eggplants for use in making eggplant chips.

Step 5.

Carefully dip egg covered eggplant into the pork rind mixture. Tip- Use a fork to make it easier.

Breaded eggplants on a silver cooking sheet.

Step 5.

Space the eggplant rounds out so the airfryer has a chance to "fry" them.

nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Air Fryer Eggplant Pizza
Amount Per Serving (2 Pieces)
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 885mg38%
Potassium 413mg12%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 521IU10%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 248mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 

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