Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

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Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Made with fresh jalapeños, cream cheese, bacon and colby jack cheese, these poppers are so easy to make. Just pop them in the air fryer and enjoy!

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Jalapeño Poppers in the Air Fryer

Serve up a batch of these delicious poppers at your next party and watch them disappear. They’re perfect for game day, parties or any time you want a tasty snack that everyone will love.

If you love the flavor of jalapeño poppers you’ll have to also try our Jalapeño Popper Grilled CheeseCreamy Jalapeño Popper Dip, and our Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers Bites.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Jalapeños – Use large ones and remove the seeds and ribs for the best tasting poppers and less spice.
  • Cream cheese– This is the main ingredient in the filling of jalapeño poppers.
  • Seasoning– I like to use garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • Green onion– You can use regular onions but the flavor is much more intense and takes away from the poppers, in my opinion.
  • Shredded Colby Jack cheese – You can also use sharp cheddar cheese instead.
  • Bacon– Everything is better with bacon, including jalapeño poppers.

How to Make Jalapeño Poppers

  • Cut the jalapeños in half and remove the seeds and ribs.
  • Place the peppers in the basket and drizzle them with a little of olive oil.
  • Then cook for 4 minutes. Let cool until you are able to handle them.
  • Place the jalapenos upside down on paper towel to drain any excess liquid or oil.
  • In a medium bowl mix cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper until smooth.
  • Next, add in the shredded cheese, bacon, seasoning and the green onions.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 5 minutes.

How Long To Cook Jalapeño Poppers

In Air Fryer- If you are frying your poppers in the air fryer you will fry them 8-10 minutes total at 400 degrees. Air frying them for approximately 4 minutes before filling them will soften the peppers. Then fill the peppers and fry for an additional 5 minutes.

In The Oven- If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake these jalapeño poppers in the oven. Place the poppers on a baking pan and bake at 400 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until cheese is melted and the peppers are soft.

How to Store Leftovers

These poppers are best served fresh but you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also store them in a freezer bag in the freezer.

How to Reheat Jalapeño Poppers in the Air Fryer

To reheat these poppers, simply place them in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. You can also reheat jalapeño poppers in the microwave.

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Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Made with fresh jalapenos, cream cheese and colby jack cheese, these poppers are so easy to make, just pop them in the air fryer and enjoy.
Servings: 12
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 6 large jalapeños
  • 8 ounce cream cheese room temp
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons green onion chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 8 ounce bacon cooked and chopped divided

Instructions

  • Slice jalapeños lengthwise. Remove seeds and ribs.
  • Place jalapeños in a greased air fryer basket and drizzle them with olive oil.
  • Air fry jalapeños at 400ºF for 4 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes or until able to be handled.
  • Place upside down on paper towel to drain any excess liquid or oil.
  • Mix cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper until smooth.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheese, bacon (reserving about 2 tbsp to top the jalapeño poppers with), and green onions.
  • Fill jalapeños with cream cheese mixture and return to air fryer basket.
  • Top with additional shredded cheese and chopped bacon.
  • Air fry at 400ºF for 5 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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