When you make air fryer frozen jalapeno poppers, you get the perfect combination of spicy and creamy, with a crispy breaded outer layer. These poppers are a great snack or appetizer and are done in just minutes without deep frying!
These poppers are easy finger foods for a game day snack, or a perfect appetizer when you need to feed a crowd. No matter how you enjoy them, this will be one of your favorite air fryer frozen recipes.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THESE POPPERS
Breaded jalapeno poppers are one of the best air fryer frozen recipes you can make. Depending on which brand you get, they are stuffed with cream cheese or cheddar cheese, and have just the right amount of spice in every bite.
When you make them in the air fryer, they turn out so crispy, and cooked to perfection. I love dipping them in ranch dressing, like Hidden Valley Ranch, or serving them as a party appetizer, especially when I don't have time to make appetizers from scratch.
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- 1 box frozen jalapeno peppers- like Farm Rich poppers. One 17 ounce box will make up to 6 servings.
Preheat air fryer to 380°F.
Take the frozen jalapeno poppers out of the package and place them in the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer. Don't stack or overcrowd, so if you are using a smaller basket, work in batches.
Air fry at 380 degrees F for 6-8 minutes, until they are golden brown and reach your desired crispness, flipping halfway at the 4 minute mark to ensure even cooking.
Remove cooked jalapeno poppers from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes. You can cut the jalapeno poppers in half and top them with sour cream, green onions, chives or your favorite toppings.
- I make this recipe in my Cosori air fryer. Air fryer oven models are different in size and wattages, so cooking times may need to be adjusted 1-2 more minutes.
- Make sure to flip the poppers halfway through cooking. This helps them to get crispy on both sides.
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- When it comes to making frozen jalapeno poppers in the air fryer, you can serve and eat them a few different ways. Set them out as an appetizer, or serve them as a side dish to your favorite meal.
- They can be found stuffed on the inside with cheddar cheese or cream cheese, so pick your favorite when you make these.
- Serve these perfect poppers with your favorite dipping sauce. Try several flavor combinations of sauces, like ranch dressing, BBQ sauce, or even blue cheese dressing.
- These stuffed jalapenos are delicious on their own when you want a quick snack. But if you want to take them further, sprinkle with spices.
- For spicy flavor, add a pinch of chili powder or cayenne pepper before serving. If you want a more savory flavor, sprinkle garlic powder or chili powder on top of them before serving.
STORING AND REHEATING
Store leftover jalapeno poppers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To reheat, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F and place the poppers in the basket. Air fryer for a couple of minutes or until heated through and have a crispy texture.
Yes, you can definitely use fresh jalapenos to make homemade jalapeno poppers. You can slice them half, fill with your favorite cheese, and then wrap with a slice of bacon. For exact directions, follow this air fryer jalapeño poppers recipe.
Yes, flipping the poppers halfway through cooking will ensure that they get crispy all over.
Not at all. One of the best features of using an air fryer, is they can cook foods that are frozen solid, with no need to defrost or thaw first. Just place frozen poppers in air fryer, and they will be crispy and hot, straight from the freezer.
So far, all of the frozen jalapeño poppers I've eaten, have not been made with spicy jalapeños. Which is why this is one of my favorite snacks to feed younger kiddos!
Although I do allow them to cool for a few minutes, because the cheese filling can be very hot. If you want jalapeños with a little kick, make air fryer jalapeno poppers from scratch!
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Making frozen jalapeno poppers in an air fryer is quick and easy. Plus, they come out perfectly crispy every time! Try serving these at your next party or game night and watch them disappear in no time.
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Air Fryer Frozen Jalapeno Poppers
- 1 Air Fryer
- 1 Box Frozen Jalapeno Poppers
- Preheat air fryer to 380°F.
- Take the frozen jalapeno poppers out of the package and place them in the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer. Don't stack or overcrowd, so if you are using a smaller basket, work in batches.
- Air fry at 380 degrees F for 6-8 minutes, until they are golden brown and reach your desired crispness, flipping halfway at the 4 minute mark to ensure even cooking.
- Remove cooked jalapeno poppers from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes. You can cut the jalapeno poppers in half and top them with sour cream, green onions, chives or your favorite toppings.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.