Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Air fryer jalapeno poppers, ready to serve
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
12 Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers, but make them in the air fryer! This easy version only takes 10 minutes to cook. Jalapeno poppers are typically filled with a mixture of shredded cheese and cream cheese. We like to take it one step further and wrap bacon around them for the perfect combination of savoury and spicy. These work well as a party appetizer that you can assemble ahead of time and keep in the fridge until ready to serve. And while you most likely won’t have any leftovers, you can easily reheat these the next day!

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oz cream cheese, softened
cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
tsp salt
tsp garlic powder
tsp black pepper
slices bacon
Green onions, to garnish
cup ranch dressing, to serve, optional


Step 1

Cut jalapenos in half vertically. Using a paring knife or a small spoon, remove the seeds and membrane.

Jalapenos cut in half on a cutting board
Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, ¾ cup cheddar cheese, salt, garlic powder and pepper.

Cream cheese and cheddar filling for jalapeno poppers in a mixing bowl
Step 3

Fill each jalapeno with cream cheese mixture.

Jalapenos filled with cream cheese mixture in a cutting board
Step 4

Top jalapenos with remainder of cheddar cheese.

Stuffed jalapenos topped with shredded cheddar
Step 5

Cut each bacon strip in half horizontally. Wrap strip around jalapeno.

Uncooked jalapeno poppers ready to go in the air fryer
Step 6

Air fry in a single layer for 10-12 minutes at 375°F.

Uncooked jalapeno poppers in an air fryer basket
Step 7

Remove and garnish with green onions. Serve immediately with a side of ranch, optional.

Air fryer jalapeno poppers, ready to serve

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