Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers are one of the best and easiest appetizers to make in your Air Fryer. They are also one of America’s favorite appetizers. This is an amazing appetizer to make in the Air Fryer.
This is also a KET0-Friendly snack or appetizer, and this makes an amazing light lunch! Filled with bacon and cream cheese, this will keep you filled for hours.
There is nothing better than a stuffed jalapeno pepper, filled with a great cream cheese mixture and wrapped with bacon. This snack is guaranteed to make you smile from ear to ear.
If you are looking for even more delicious and Easy Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER LOADED TATER TOTS, AIR FRYER QUESO (MEXICAN CHEESE DIP), AIR FRYER CARROT FRENCH FRIES, and EASY AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS.
What Are Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers?
These have been America’s most beloved appetizers for years. Today, I used my air fryer to make a delicious and perfectly cooked batch.
TGI Friday’s made them extremely popular, and there is a frozen variety you can find in your local grocery store. But these are so simple to make that you should really make a batch for your next BBQ, get-together, or party! Everyone loves these, and they are amazing at any tailgating or Super Bowl party.
Ingredients In Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
- Ricotta Cheese
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Crushed Potato Chips
How To Make Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
Following the manufacturer’s directions, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting.
Slice jalapeños in half lengthwise and scrape seeds, leaving pepper intact. Combine ricotta, cheddar, chips, scallion, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
Spoon mixture into a jalapeño shell.
Wrap each stuffed jalapeno pepper with a strip of bacon.
Place the prepared jalapeno peppers into the air fryer basket, arranging in a single layer.
Air Fry for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until bacon is crispy.
Some Pro Tips For Making The Best Batch of Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers:
- You can adjust the spiciness of this dish by keeping or removing the seeds and membranes out of the jalapeno peppers. If you want a spicer appetizer keep some of the seeds or membranes in the pepper.
- I like using a large jalapeno pepper; you can also make these with Poblano Peppers, which are larger.
- If you want to use thicker bacon, you will need to add a few more minutes to cooking.
How To Cut Jalapeno Peppers
If you have never cut jalapenos before, they’re actually really simple. Before you cut them, decide if you want to keep the stem or not.
If you want to keep the stem, cut the jalapeno pepper, right below the step. Hold the jalapeno firmly and cut down a straight line.
How To Make Ahead A Batch Of Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
This is a great appetizer that you can make about 1 to 2 days ahead of time. Prepare as directed, and then wrap in saran wrap or foil until ready to air fry.
How To Freeze Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
Just like the frozen kind that you can purchase at any grocery store. You can make these ahead of time and then freeze them.
To Freeze: Assemble them as directed in the recipe, then place them on a baking tray and place them into the freezer. Freeze until frozen solid. Then remove the frozen Jalapeno Peppers, and place them into an airtight container or freezer bag.
Follow the directions below, on how to air fry frozen jalapeno poppers.
To Cook Frozen Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
Whether you want to air fry a batch of homemade frozen Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers or a store-bought variety, the directions are the same.
Place the frozen Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers into the air fryer basket, and set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, air fry for 6 to 8 minutes.
How To Reheat Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
If you had any leftovers, you could safely reheat them in the Air Fryer. Just place the refrigerated jalapeno peppers into the air fryer basket.
Set the temperature to 340 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 to 8 minutes.
What Air Fryer Can I Use For This Recipe?
You can use any air fryer that you own. I have tested the recipe in the following Air Fryers,
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- 6 large jalapeños
- ¾ cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup finely crushed potato chips
- 1 scallion, finely chopped
- 12-ounce package bacon
- Following the manufacturer’s directions, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting.
- Slice jalapeños in half lengthwise and scrape seeds, leaving pepper intact.
- Combine ricotta, cheddar, chips, scallion, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
- Spoon mixture into a jalapeño shell and wrap with a strip of raw bacon. Place in air fryer basket.
- Repeat for each jalapeño, arranging in a single layer.
- Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Cooking spray not necessary for this recipe as the bacon will prevent jalapeños from sticking to air fryer basket.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1165mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 25g