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Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

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Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers are a perfect easy snack that everyone loves! In just 30 minutes you will be ready to pop these in your mouth for an afternoon snack or to enjoy while watching the big game as an appetizer as they combine jalapenos, cream cheese, and spices that are then coated in panko crumbs and cooked to perfection in the Air Fryer. 

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

In our family we love jalapenos, some of our favorites are jalapeño and chicken Instant Pot dip, our Keto jalapeño stuffed chicken and of course jalapeño poppers. If you are a jalapeño popper fan then you are going to want to try this awesome recipe. 

These air fryer jalapeño poppers are loaded with so much flavor, are so easy to make, and our crispy on the outside while nice and tender on the inside. These have the serious yum factor you are looking for and are ready within a few minutes. 

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

The best thing about this recipe is that you can prep a bunch ahead of time and store them in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy them! 

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

Are jalapeno poppers spicy?

Typically jalapeno poppers are not spicy unless you want them to be. This recipe calls for you to scrape the seeds and the inner membrane of the jalapeno taking away a lot of the spice. 

If you want a spicier jalapeno popper you can leave in some of the seeds and membranes if you prefer. 

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

If you want jalapeno poppers the kids will enjoy with no spice, use sweet mini peppers.

What will I need to make air fryer jalapeno poppers?

You will need the following ingredients:

  • jalapenos ( or sweet mini peppers)
  • cream cheese
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • panko bread crumbs
Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

You will need the following supplies:

  • Air fryer
  • Sharp knife
  • Medium bowl
  • Spatula

How to Make Air Fryer Jalapeno poppers

  • Slice peppers in half, lengthwise, and scoop out seeds and membranes. 

  • In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, and seasonings. Spread the breadcrumbs on a dish.

  • Stuff peppers with the cheese mixture, then press – cheese side down – into the breadcrumbs to coat.

  • Place in an air fryer basket and cook at 400°F for 6 – 8 minutes. Allow cooling slightly before enjoying!

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers
Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

Tips Tricks and FAQs

* Adjust the spiciness of these jalapeno poppers by the number of seeds and membranes you remove prior to stuffing the pepper. 
* Double or triple this recipe if you are feeding a crowd. 
* Mix in your favorite cheese with the cream cheese. We love adding sharp cheddar cheese to boost the flavor even more. 
* Add bacon! Feel free to add in some other favorite ingredients if you prefer. 

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

Storage

You will want to store your leftover jalapeno poppers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers
Can Jalapeno Poppers be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze jalapeno poppers. I recommend freezing them prior to cooking them in the air fryer. 

To freeze, you will want to follow the recipe until it is time to cook them in the air fryer. You will then want to create a single layer of jalapeno poppers in a freezer-safe airtight container. You can stack multiple layers on top of one another as long as you separate them with waxed paper. 

When you are ready to cook, add 3-4 minutes of cooking time. 

Can you cook Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers frozen?

Yes, you can cook these frozen, just add 3-4 minutes to the cooking time. 

Can I make these in the oven?

Yes, if you prefer to make these in the oven you will want to preheat your oven to 400°F. Place your jalapeno poppers on your baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes.

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Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers are a perfect easy snack that everyone loves! In just 30 minutes you will be ready to pop these in your mouth for an afternoon snack or to enjoy while watching the big game as an appetizer as they combine jalapenos, cream cheese, and spices that are then coated in panko crumbs and cooked to perfection in the Air Fryer.

Ingredients

  • 5 jalapenos ( or sweet mini peppers)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Slice peppers in half, lengthwise, and scoop out seeds and membranes. 
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, and seasonings. Spread the breadcrumbs on a dish.
  3. Stuff peppers with the cheese mixture, then press - cheese side down - into the breadcrumbs to coat.
  4. Place in an air fryer basket and cook at 400°F for 6 - 8 minutes. Allow cooling slightly before enjoying!

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