Instead of dealing with deep frying these Jalapeno poppers we baked in an Air fryer. If you are a traditionalist, check out these amazing Taylor Hicks Jalapeño Poppers that are a meal in itself.
How to Make Jalapeno Poppers In Air Fryer
These Jalapeno Poppers do not use a traditional batter, which makes them super easy to make. In fact, you can stuff these with the cream cheese mixture a couple of hours in advance of frying them.
What makes Jalapeno Poppers hot?
The seeds are what make the jalapenos so hot. It is important to USE GLOVES when cutting jalapenos. I also like to cover my cutting board with wax paper to protect the oils seeping into the wood.
If you are making a bunch of these, trust me, you don’t want to get a jalapeno burn!
What do you Stuff Jalapenos to make it a popper?
Now that you have cut and seeded your jalapenos you can make the filling. We had our cream cheese sitting out while we prepped so it could reach room temperature.
Mix these simple ingredients and stuff your jalapeno halves.
Now, this is where we have eliminated a step and created a low carb jalapeno popper.
Simply wrap your stuffed jalapeno popper in bacon. Some of mine slipped off in the air fryer so you might want to secure it with a metal skewer or toothpick. (can you use a toothpick in an air fryer???)
How long to Air Fry Poppers?
Jalapeno popper baked in the Air fryer cuts down the fat and still makes a delicious appetizer for game day.
After you have preheated your air fryer, it only takes about 12 minutes for these tasty keto-friendly appetizers to be ready to pop into your mouth.
Are Jalapeno Poppers Gluten Free?
Better yet is jalapeno popper keto-friendly? This recipe is since we are not dipping them in a batter. Instead, we are wrapping them in Bacon.
Isn’t everything better wrapped in bacon, keto diet or not? So yes there is such thing as a Keto Jalapeno Popper.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE 12 BACON-WRAPPED JALAPENO POPPER
- 6 large jalapeños
- 4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or anything you have on hand)
- 6 slices center-cut bacon halved
How to Make Jalapeno Popper in the Air Fryer
Wearing rubber gloves, halve the jalapeños lengthwise to make 12 pieces, Scoop out the seeds and membranes and discard. (Important to keep the heat level down
In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar, and scallions. Using a small spoon or fingers, fill the jalapeños with the cream cheese filling.
Wrap a bacon strip around each pepper and secure with a toothpick.
Preheat the air fryer to 325 F.
Working in batches, place the stuffed peppers in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for about 12 minutes, until the peppers are tender, the bacon is browned and crisp, and the cheese is melted.
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers Recipe
Now that I have your attention, pop one of these delicious jalapeno poppers into your mouth. Your guests will love them if you have any leftovers!