Simple Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

This 8-minute Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers dish features a creamy, cheesy bacon combination.  

INGREDIENTS

– 6 slices uncooked bacon, cut into 1/2-inch piece – 3 scallions, green and white parts divided – 2 cloves garlic, minced  – 4 oz. cream cheese – 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese – 8 large jalapeño – 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumb – Cooking Spray

INGREDIENTS

Tilted Brush Stroke

 1

Place bacon in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally until bacon is crispy and fat renders. A slotted spoon removes the bacon to a medium bowl, leaving 2 tablespoons of drippings in the skillet.  

Tilted Brush Stroke

 2

Add chopped garlic and diced white scallions to the skillet. Stir garlic for 2 minutes to fragrant. Mix bacon and scallions in the basin.  

Tilted Brush Stroke

 3

Start the air fryer at 325°F. Mix cream cheese and cheddar in basin. Remove seeds and halve jalapeños lengthwise. Distribute cream cheese mixture among jalapeños.  

Tilted Brush Stroke

 4

Dip the cream cheese side of the packed jalapeños into a shallow bowl of breadcrumbs, pressing firmly to adhere.  Spray half of the jalapeños with cooking spray and place in the air fryer.  

Tilted Brush Stroke

 5

Roast poppers for 6–8 minutes to toast breadcrumbs and peppers. Remove the poppers from the air fryer and cook the other half. Before serving, slice and garnish jalapeño poppers with green scallions.  

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