Jalapeño Poppers are one of the universally liked and versatile vegetable recipes. It’s a healthy choice as it contains plenty of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and RDI. Air-fried jalapeño poppers are healthier as compared to the traditional deep-fried poppers. Air Fryer cooks the jalapeño without any compromise on its nutritional value.
You can enjoy perfectly cooked, crispy, crunchy, and spicy jalapeño poppers in amazingly less time by using your multifunctional air fryer. It is quite easy to give them a perfect finish to enjoy them with lots of main dishes such as air fryer steak etc. Here is a simple and step-by-step procedure to make this spicy recipe in the Air Fryer.
How to Make Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers?
- 5 fresh jalapeños
- 5 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1/4 cup less fat cheddar cheese
- 5 slices of bacon, halved
- Your favorite seasoning (Optional)
Cut the Jalapeños into Halves
Take perfectly cleaned jalapeños (given quantity) and cut them into halves. Take off the seeds and membranes thoroughly.
Mix the Cheese
Take a large bowl, put cream cheese and cheddar cheese in it, and mix well. Meanwhile, preheat the fryer at 375°F to save your precious time.
Stuff the Cheese Into Jalapeños
Now, fill the cut jalapeños with mixed cheese with the help of a spoon or spatula and wrap the sliced bacon around the whole poppers.
Put the Jalapeños into Basket
Shift the cheese-filled jalapeños into the fryer basket in a single layer. Avoid overcrowding, it may ruin the taste. However, if you have to serve a large family, you may purchase a fryer with a large size basket.
Set the timer for 8 minutes and temperature for 375°F and start cooking. There is no need to stir or turn the Jalapeños. Just cook for 8 minutes for perfect results.
Remove and Serve
Take off the Jalapeño Poppers and check them. If you love dark brown bacon or crispier jalapeños, go for two minutes more. Then take out and serve with your favorite seasoning and sauce.
- Wear plastic or polythene gloves while cutting the Jalapeños to avoid allergic effects.
- Never overcrowd the basket, rather go for more than one batch to achieve maximum taste.
- You can adjust the cooking time according to the cooking temperature and the model of your air fryer.
The Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers are quite easy to cook but these come out amazingly crispy, spicy, and crunchy. The fryer gives this recipe a perfect finish without any compromise on the nutritional value of jalapeños. This is a perfect side dish for lovers of spicy, healthy, and crunchy foods!