Moussaka recipe in Airfryer [EASY]

Today in BiteMyRecipe We have prepared a recipe for eggplant moussaka with tuna in a airfryer, very healthy, homemade and with all the traditional flavor!

Can you cook moussaka in an air fryer?

The eggplant moussaka recipe is easy to make and does not require a lot of work or complicated ingredients, you can make it with whatever you have at home.

There are many types of moussaka recipe, in this case we are going to prepare the moussaka recipe with tuna but you can make moussaka with chicken, moussaka with feta cheese, moussaka with fish, vegetarian moussaka, moussaka with minced meat...

The preparation of the moussaka in a airfryer is simple and thus you will save turning on the oven or using the microwave.

All the steps to follow to prepare the moussaka, its times and tips to make a good traditional aubergine moussaka in an air fryer are below.

I recommend you see other healthy and traditional recipes in a airfryer like keto air fryer stuffed bell pepper recipe, air fryer feta veggies recipe, or aifryer eggplant with tomato sauce recipe

If you want more recipes with aubergines in air fryer, leave us a comment below!

Ingredients for the recipe moussaka airfryer

  • Homemade fried tomato
  • 1 can of tuna in olive oil
  • Grated mozzarella cheese - 80 gr
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

How long to cook moussaka in air fryer?

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Preparation airfryer moussaka

  1. Wash and cut the aubergines into 2 cm slices
  2. Put the aubergines in a bowl with water and salt to release all the bitter taste
  3. Preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes at 180ºC
  4. Dry for a few minutes and add a little Olive oil with the spray and the spices (garlic powder, black pepper and onion powder)
  5. Cook in the airfryer for 15 minutes at 180ºC
  6. Now it's time to assemble the musaka by layers
  7. In a rectangular mold put a layer of aubergine slices
  8. Add a layer of natural fried tomato on top
  9. Finally, put the drained tuna previously distributed forming another layer
  10. Fill the entire mold following the order of the layers (aubergine, tomato and tuna)
  11. On the surface spread all the cheese evenly
  12. Cook for 10 minutes at 160ºC in the airfryer to gratin the cheese
  13. Take out and unmold or you can also eat it in the mold
  14. And we already have our recipe for eggplant moussaka with tuna in aifryer ready!

Tips for a good recipe for eggplant moussaka with tuna in a airfryer

  • It is important to soak the aubergines to remove the bitter taste that they have naturally
  • In my case I have sprayed the Olive oil but you can also spray it and spread it with a brush or a spoon
  • If you are a cheese lover, I recommend that you add a layer of grated cheese between the tuna and the next layer of aubergines.
  • Be careful not to grill the cheese in the air fryer for too long because it can burn.
  • The mold that I used was rectangular and aluminum but you can use any mold suitable for an air fryer.
  • To make the aubergine moussaka with tuna more compact, you can arrange the pieces of aubergine a little on top of the next ones (in a spiral shape instead of a flat layer)

Substitution of ingredients airfryer moussaka recipe

  • Homemade fried tomato ➡️ fried tomato s / a, natural crushed tomato...
  • Tuna in olive oil ➡️ Natural tuna or tuna in sunflower oil
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese ➡️ Shredded gouda cheese or a good tasting cured cheese chopped by you
  • Spices ➡️ You can add or substitute the spices that you like the most, although I recommend that you try Provencal herbs and sweet paprika
  • Rectangular aluminum mold ➡️ Mold suitable for airfryer (better if it is rectangular or square)

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