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Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes With Marinara

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If I’m ever at a restaurant and see fried green tomatoes on the menu, you’d be correct if you guessed that I’m likely to order them. Fried green tomatoes are one of my favorite appetizers! When my aunt gave me some fresh green tomatoes from her garden, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. In this recipe, I’ve lightened up this classic dish by making them in the air fryer in order to skip the oil, thus reducing the calories and fat pretty substantially. Topped with some zesty marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, you won’t even know that you are making a healthier choice with these Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes With Marinara.

What If I Don’t Have An Air Fryer?

Don’t have an air fryer? No problem! Baking these in the oven still works perfectly. Just arrange them on a baking sheet (if you have an oven safe cooling rack, you can use that as well) and bake at 425 degrees for about 12-15 minutes, making sure to flip halfway through.

Will Red Tomatoes Work In This Recipe?

Happily, yes! While green tomatoes have a bit of a tart element to them that I love, red tomatoes will work just fine in this recipe.

What You’ll Need

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Paper towels
  • Three plates
  • Whisk or fork
  • Air fryer

Ingredients

How To Make These Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes

Slice the tomatoes into slices that are about 1/4 inch thick. Salt the tomatoes on each side and let them hang out for about 10 minutes. This pulls out some of the water from the tomatoes, which helps prevent them from getting soggy. After the 10 minutes is over, use a paper towel to pat them dry.

While the tomatoes are doing their thing, I like to go ahead and set up my dredging station. I grab three plates and fill one with all purpose flour, one with a whisked egg, and one with panko bread crumbs, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

Finally, I go down the assembly line, coating each tomato with flour, then egg, and then panko. I bake them in an air fryer at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, making sure to flip halfway through. 

To serve, I place the tomatoes on a plate and top with marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Nutritional Information

These Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes With Marinara makes four servings. Each serving comes out to 135 calories, 4 WW Green SmartPoints®, 3 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 3 WW Purple SmartPoints®.

More Appetizers

Are you looking for more appetizer recipes? Be sure to check out my Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes With Roasted Red Pepper Aioli And Goat CheeseLightened Up Jalapeño Poppers, Balsamic Caprese Skewers, and Balsamic Watermelon Salad!

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below, or post a picture and tag me on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or Twitter with @cookingwithfudge or #cookingwithfudge.

Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes With Marinara - Cooking With Fudge

Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes With Marinara

In this recipe, I've lightened up this classic dish by using an air fryer in order to skip the oil, thus reducing the calories and fat pretty substantially. Topped with some zesty marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, you won't even know that you are making a healthier choice with these Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes With Marinara.
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Servings: 4 servings

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Paper towels
  • Three plates
  • Whisk or fork
  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 green tomatoes sliced in 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt plus more for salting the tomatoes in the beginning
  • 1/4 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup fat free marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded light mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Slice the tomatoes into slices that are about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Salt the tomatoes on each side and let them sit for about 10 minutes to pull out some of the excess moisture. Use a paper towel to pat them dry.
  • Get three plates to set up a dredging station. The first plate will have all purpose flour, the second plate will have a whisked egg, and the third plate will have panko bread crumbs, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
  • Coat each tomato slice with flour, then egg, and then panko.
  • Bake in an air fryer at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, making sure to flip halfway through.
  • To serve, place the tomatoes on a plate and top with marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Notes

These Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes With Marinara makes four servings. Each serving comes out to 135 calories, 4 WW Green SmartPoints®, 3 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 3 WW Purple SmartPoints®.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/air-fryer-fried-green-tomatoes-with-marinara/

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 693IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2mg
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