Veal Parm in the Air Fryer
Air Fryer veal parm is plated over a bed of saucy zoodles and green beans. Topped with melted mozzarella cheese and juicy marinara sauce.

Veal Parm in the Air Fryer

Veal Parm in the air fryer is made of tender veal cutlets cooked to delicious crispy perfection in the air fryer. Topped with melty mozzarella cheese and the perfect marinara sauce.

This recipe has all the classic flavor of a parmesan dinner. Influenced by Italian immigrants you might recognized other variations such as chicken parmesan or eggplant parmesan. Veal elevates this dish acting as the delivery for fantastic flavor. Veal is so light in flavor it really allows for the spices, sauces, and cheese to shine through for a delicious flavor packed meal.

Cooking in the Air fryer

Your guests and family will enjoy this restaurant style recipe created at home. Cook your tender veal cutlets in the air fryer to make this lighter version of veal parm. Lighter then the classic crispy fried veal cutlets in veal parmigiana. The Air fryer presents a light version of the classic, and a simple and quick finish to dinner. You’ll love this air fryer recipe because it has simple ingredients and delicious flavor your family will love. This is great for any night of the week, packed with protein and delicious flavors.

This recipe calls for serving with zoodles for a veggie packed dinner, but spaghetti noodles are a great side as well. Serve with your favorite sides like salad, steamed veggies, or garlic bread!

This Veal Parm in the air fryer was developed by Kita aka Girl Carnivore, she did a great job with this twist on a classic. Check out our classic veal Marsala also developed by her, you wont be sorry.


  • Veal Cutlets
  • Eggs
  • Salt – we always use kosher salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Panko bread crumbs or pork panko (We use pork panko to keep things keto and love this kind!)
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese (fresh parmesan cheese, not the shaking kind)
  • Girl Carnivore Over Easy (or Italian Seasoning blend)
  • Marinara Sauce (or your favorite simple tomato sauce)
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Zoodles (or spaghetti noodles)
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Parsley


Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.

Start by prepping the veal cutlets, pat the veal dry and pound it into thin cutlets with a meat mallet, about ¼ inch thick. If you need to, cut your veal into manageable portions so that it will fit in the air fryer.

Then, in a small bowl, whisk the eggs gently.

In a shallow dish, combine your bread crumb mixture for the coating. Mix the salt, pepper, panko (or pork panko if you’re keeping it keto), grated parmesan cheese, and Girl Carnivore Over Easy spice blend.

Dip the cutlets into the beaten egg mixture and shake off any excess before dipping them into your seasoned breadcrumb mixture. Gently pat the cutlets so that the coating sticks, making sure to coat both sides.

Spray the wire cooking rack with non-stick cooking spray. This helps the culets to not stick and lose any of the crispy coating. Then place the veal cutlet in the wire basket in a single layer making sure no pieces overlap.

Cook for 7 to 8 minutes until the panko is a beautiful golden brown. Pro tip: if your air fryer has a crisp feature, now is the time to use it! It really helps the veal cutlets get that ‘fried’ crispy texture without deep frying them!

Once the veal is crisped to 140 degrees F, carefully spoon the marinara over each cutlet, then top with mozzarella and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, until the cheese has melted and browned.

The veal should be 145 degrees F with an instant-read thermometer, according to the USDA , but they are thin and can be hard to test with the probe. When they are golden and crisp on both sides, it’s a good sign they are cooked through.

Serve the air fryer veal parmesan immediately over cooked zoodles tossed in marinara and garnish with freshly chopped basil or parsley.