Air-fryer jalapeno poppers recipe

Air-fryer jalapeno poppers recipe

No party is complete without a popper, and these are a cinch to make: Jalapeno halves are filled with a cream cheese, Cheddar, and scallion mixture and air-fried until the tops are browned for a creamy, cheesy handheld app ready to serve in 20 minutes. Use uniformly shaped, medium to large jalapeños to minimize filling spillage during the cooking process.


Yields: 4 – 6

Total Time: 20 mins




  • 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 oz. extra-sharp Cheddar, coarsely shredded (1/2 cup)
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • 6 medium to large jalapeños
  • Nonstick cooking spray



  1. In medium bowl, stir to combine cream cheese, Cheddar, scallion, and hot sauce until smooth.
  2. Transfer to resealable plastic bag.
  3. Halve jalapenos lengthwise and scrape out seeds with small spoon.
  4. Heat air fryer to 375°F.
  5. Snip off 1 corner of bag and pipe cheese mixture into jalapeño halves.
  6. Lightly coat air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray and arrange poppers in single layer.
  7. Cook until tops are browned, 6 to 7 minutes.




(per serving): About 135 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated), 4 g protein, 143 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber


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