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Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

Need an appetizer perfect for the game day but so easy you can whip it up for any occasion? These Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers take only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes!

jalapeño popper wrapped in bacon on gray platter

Recipe Highlights

Every good party deserves a delicious platter of jalapeño poppers! And you know people love them because every time someone brings them they disappear!

So why doesn’t anybody make them more often? Probably because they can be a lot of work. But these jalapeño poppers are easy!
 
Only 4 ingredients, you can whip them up and pop them in the air fryer in no time!

ingredients for jalapeno poppers

Ingredient Notes

  • Tiny jalapeños are harder to fill, so I suggest medium to large jalapeños for this recipe
  • Regular or whipped cream cheese is fine
  • Bacon need to be a thinner cut, center cut type bacon in order to cook properly in the air fryer
  • If desired, you can sub prosciutto for bacon

step by step collage prepping jalapeño poppers for air fryer

Preparation Notes

  • I like to remove the stems from the jalapeños to make them easier to eat but feel free to leave them on if you prefer the presentation
  • Remove all ribs and seeds if you don’t want them to be very spicy
  • Cream cheese should be a room temperature in order to mix easily
  • Cut bacon in half lengthwise so that you can wrap it fully around the jalapeño halves
  • Cook in single layer in air fryer basket (you can work in batches if needed)

jalapeno poppers in air fryer basket

Equipment Notes

Recipe Notes

  • Place cream cheese mixture in plastic bag then cut tip and pipe into jalapeños for easier filling
  • Feel free to switch up the flavor by swapping out the type of preserves you use
  • Adjust cooking time as needed based on size of jalapenos
  • Poppers are done when they are crisp tender, bacon is cooked and filling is bubbly

How To Store Leftovers

  • What leftovers? 🤣 Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat in microwave for a few seconds.

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How To Make In The Oven

  • Cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F on a foil lined baking sheet
jalapeño popper wrapped in bacon on gray platter

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

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Need an appetizer perfect for the big game but so easy you can whip it up for any occasion? These Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers take only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes!




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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound jalapeno peppers 5-6 peppers
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 6 slices center cut bacon

Instructions

  • Cut off stem end of jalapeno and cut in half legnthwise
  • Remove ribs and seeds using a sharp knife
  • Mix together cream cheese and apricot preserves until smooth
  • Place cream cheese mixture in disposable zipper bag and cut off tip
  • Use bag to pipe mixture into jalapeno halves
  • Cut bacon in half and wrap each cut piece around jalapeno half leaving seam on bottom
  • Place in single layer in air fryer basket
  • Cook at 360 degrees for 10 minutes or until jalapenos are tender and bacon is cooked

Notes

  • Place cream cheese mixture in plastic bag then cut tip and pipe into jalapeños for easier filling
  • Switch up the flavor!  Swap the type of preserves you use
  • Adjust cooking time as needed based on size of jalapenos
  • Poppers are done when they are crisp tender, bacon is cooked, and filling is bubbly 
  • Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat in microwave for a few seconds.

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 poppers
Calories: 84kcal

2 Comments

  1. I tried these and they were an absolute mess! I’m not sure if it was the apricot preserves or the time was too long, but the filling ran all inside of the air fryer with nothing left inside. Yes, I wrapped them good (I used proscuitto instead of bacon). I was so disappointed.

    1. oh no! I’m so sorry to hear this! I’m wondering if they could have been filled a little too full? I’ll double check this and add notes to the recipe as needed. Thank you for taking time to provide your feedback.

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