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Recipe for Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers by Dawn’s Recipes

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Recipe for Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 20 min to make this recipe. The Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers recipe should make enough food for 8 servings (24 poppers).

You can add your own personal twist to this Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential cookware items that might be necessary for this Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers recipe.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

  • 12 large jalapeño peppers (at least 4 inches in length)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 5 ounces extra-sharp yellow Cheddar, grated
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs seasoned with Pecorino Romano
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed kettle potato chips
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons bacon bits or freshly cooked, crumbled bacon

Directions for Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

  1. Working with disposable rubber gloves to protect your skin, halve each jalapeño lengthwise, slicing through the stem. Remove the seeds and white ribs with a spoon or small melon baller. Arrange the halves on a baking sheet rounded sides down. If any of the halves tilt sideways instead of standing straight up, slice a sliver of skin off the rounded side, making sure not to cut through to the cavity, so they sit level.
  2. Add the cream cheese and Cheddar to a small bowl and mix together with a rubber spatula until combined. Stir together the breadcrumbs and potato chips in a medium bowl.
  3. Divide the cream cheese mixture among the jalapeño halves, smoothing it down with your finger or the back of a butter knife so the filling is level with the top of the jalapeno, not mounded. (You may have extra filling depending on how large your jalapenos are.) Firmly press the breadcrumb mixture over the cream cheese to fully coat. Spray the breadcrumbs with nonstick spray.
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F and set to cook for 4 minutes. Arrange the poppers in a single layer in the basket so they’re not touching, working in batches if necessary. Air fry the poppers without opening the basket to check on them. When the air fryer turns off, let the poppers sit in the basket for another 4 minutes without opening the machine. (this will allow the poppers to cool slightly and the cheese to set so it doesn’t slide out—don’t worry, it’ll still be gooey.)
  5. Carefully open the air fryer basket and remove each popper with a spatula. Serve the poppers sprinkled with the bacon.

Cookware for your recipe

You will find below are cookware items that could be needed for this Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Jalapeno Recipes
  • Appetizer – An hors d’oeuvre (/ɔːr ˈdɜːrv(rə)/ or DURV(-rə); French: hors-d’œuvre (listen)), appetizer or starter is a small dish served before a meal in European cuisine. Some hors d’oeuvres are served cold, others hot. Hors d’oeuvres may be served at the dinner table as a part of the meal, or they may be served before seating, such as at a reception or cocktail party. Formerly, hors d’oeuvres were also served between courses.Typically smaller than a main dish, an hors d’oeuvre is often designed to be eaten by hand.
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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