Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers has to be one of the easiest snacks to make in the air fryer! This is our family's "go-to" snack, and cooking them in the air fryer not only saves so much time, it makes the bacon the perfect crispness we want with our poppers.
This is a must try recipe when using your air fryer. Just be prepared for them to disappear just as fast as you make them!
Air Fryer bacon wrapped Jalapeño Poppers, stuffed with cream cheese
I enjoy trying our favorite recipes in the air fryer, like this simple air fryer corn dogs recipe, and fall more in love with the air fryer, every time it makes a meal or in this case, a snack, faster than the oven.
The bacon comes out so crispy, and clean up is SO easy! But the best part, is biting into the poppers after you've stuffed them with Philadelphia Cream Cheese
We used to bake them for over double the time in takes to make them in the air fryer, and best of all, the kitchen doesn't get heated from the stove.
How to make Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers
Slice each jalepeno in half, lengthwise.
Fill each halve with cream cheese.
Wrap each piece with either a half slice or whole slice of bacon, and secure it to the pepper by sticking a toothpick all the way through the bacon and pepper.
Set the cook time to 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes. Check your peppers after ten minutes of cooking, to see if the bacon is crisp enough for your preference. For crispier bacon, let cook for the full 12 minutes.
Remove from the basket and place on a paper towel to remove any leftover bacon grease. Serve immediately.
FAQ's about Jalepeno Poppers made in the Air Fryer:
Why make jalapeño poppers in the air fryer?
Using the air fryer instead of the oven, not only makes them faster, but makes clean up easier, and the bacon is crispier.
Can I make air fryer jalapeño poppers ahead of time?
Absolutely! You can do all of the prep work, such as cutting, stuffing, and wrapping the peppers the night before you cook them. Keep them wrapped in saran wrap and refrigerated until you are ready to prepare them. Because they taste best fresh and crisp, save the cooking until you are going to eat them.
Should you use parchment paper or spray in the basket?
When making jalapeño poppers in the air fryer, I did not use parchment paper or a spray. The grease drained below, so the jalapeños were nice and crispy, along with the bacon.
Does bacon splatter in the air fryer?
No! The best part of making these jalapeño poppers in the air fryer is that you don't have to deal with splattering bacon grease! It drains directly to the bottom of the basket, away from the poppers.
MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES:
- Stuffed Peppers
- Green Bean Fries
- Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- BBQ Ribs
- Frozen Chicken Nuggets
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Air Fryer Jalepeno Poppers
- Air Fryer
- 6 medium Jalapeños
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 6-12 slices bacon
- Cut the jalapeños in half, lengthwise. Remove all of the seeds and rinse the jalapeños.
- Cut small slices of the cream cheese, in strips, and place a strip inside each half piece of the pepper.
- Wrap a piece of bacon around the stuffed pepper and secure with a toothpick.
- Place the stuffed peppers in the basket of the air fryer, working in batches if necessary. Be sure they aren't overlapping each other in the basket.
- Cook at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes, until the bacon is cooked to your desired crispness.
*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.
I love these. I have found I can cut the bacon lengthwise and still have plenty to wrap them with.
Great idea. These are a favorite for us too! Glad you like them!
How about using whole jalapeño. How may degrees temperature & minutes. Please respond, ty
Hi Regina, I start with a whole pepper, but then cut it in half. I have never tried to stuff a whole pepper without removing seeds. Thank you!
I shave a bit off the top to remove the seeds, gives more room for cheese. I also add a little pork sausage
Great idea! Glad you liked the recipe!
So I have discovered a little trick to make these things plus all the other meats and dishes taste like they were smoked and cooked on a grill for hours..liquid smoke. I add a couple of caps full to the air fryer and it does NOT disappoint. My favorite so far is rubbing a boneless pork loin with LS and then seasoning it. Brown sugar mixed with seasoning helps give it that charred texture on the outside too..yummmm
Do the jalapeños CARMELIZE at this time and temp? I find in baking them, I cook longer for carmelization to take the HEAt out of the jalapeño
I've never had them caramelize in the air fryer. I am sure to remove all of the seeds, and rinse them before filling with cream cheese. This helps take some of the heat out.
The perfect answer to how to use a bounty of jalapeños from the garden. These are great. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! So glad you liked them! And yes, my garden had the most amazing peppers and I loved using them for this recipe.
Such a good recipe! I added a tsp of garlic salt and a sprinkle of Tajin for a little more flavor. Yum!
We grow a large garden every year with jumbo jalapeños. When we have an abundance, we make up huge batches of stuffed peppers (some with cream cheese and shredded cheddar). Then freeze them on cookie trays, after frozen, bag them up! Stuffed peppers all winter long! Last fall we froze 324 !
What a great idea! We had a beautiful garden and the only thing that would grow was my jalapenos. They were little though, so I'd cut the bacon into thirds. They made great bite size appetizers! Thank you for sharing!
Love these in the air fryer! I added a tsp of garlic salt and a sprinkle of Tajin for a little zip. So good!
These are very fast, easy, and delicious!