Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms — Mmm, jalapeno poppers. Delicious fried appetizers filled with cheese and spicy peppers are delightfully addictive! But deep-frying can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. If your family loves these tasty treats as much as mine does, then I’ve got a solution that will make everyone happy: Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms!
Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms make for a fantastic afternoon snack for the entire family. Stuffed with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, diced red and yellow bell peppers, and sliced jalapeno and topped with a simple breading of crackers and seasonings. They are unique and air fry up in less than 15 minutes.
If you are on a KETO-friendly or Low-Carb Diet, switch out the crackers on top for a carb-friendly option, and you have a great and easy dish. This makes a fantastic appetizer or snack for any get-together, party, or event. And they are so simple to prepare in your air fryer.
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes, some of my favorites are Air Fryer Garlic-Herb Roasted Chickpeas, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Florets, and of course, Air Fryer Loaded Potato Skins!
Air Fryer Jalapenos
Air fryer jalapenos are a delicious, healthy snack that can be enjoyed by the whole family. They are quick and easy to prepare and can be served with a dipping sauce or eaten on their own. Jalapenos are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, and air frying helps to preserve these nutrients. Additionally, air fryer jalapenos are low in calories and fat, making them a healthier option than traditional fried jalapenos. To air-fry jalapenos, simply place them in the air fryer basket and cook for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy your air fryer jalapenos with your favorite dipping sauce or as a healthy snack on their own!
Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms
Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms are a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer for any party. They’re perfect for the holidays but also great anytime you want something tasty and filling. These stuffed mushrooms can be served as an appetizer or even as a meal! Our Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms recipe is easy to follow with just a few ingredients so that anyone can make these at home.
Today, I used a portobello mushroom to stuff it. Since they are on the larger mushrooms, you can load a lot of filling into the mushroom.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms
Looking for a delicious, low-carb appetizer recipe that will wow your guests? These air fryer jalapeno popper stuffed mushrooms are sure to be a hit! They’re easy to make and require just a few simple ingredients. So give them a try tonight!
- Portobello Mushrooms: Look for firm portobello mushrooms, with no blemishes.
- Cream Cheese: You can either use low-fat or full-fat cream cheese.
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese: Or use any of your favorite cheese!
- Vegetables: Red and Yellow Bell Peppers, Jalapenos, and Onions
- Bacon: Use regular bacon.
- Crackers: You can also use Ritz Crackers
- Eggs: Use large, room-temperature eggs.
- Milk: if you want o make this recipe, dairy free, you can use any dairy-free milk alternative, or oat milk, almond milk, or even lactose-free milk.
- Spices and Seasonings: Chili Lime Seasoning, Garlic Powder Minced Garlic, Salt
How To Make Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms
Wash the mushrooms, pat dry, remove stems, and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chili lime seasoning, minced garlic, and salt, and mix well. Stir in the bell and jalapeno peppers, bacon, and onions, into the mixture.
Generously stuff the inside of the mushroom caps with the cream cheese mixture.
In a small to medium-sized bowl, combine the crushed crackers with the breading seasonings. Beat the eggs and milk in another small bowl. Dunk the mushrooms into the egg mixture, making sure that the mushrooms are covered in the breading.
Air Fry the breaded mushrooms for about 12 to 15 minutes at 320 degrees F, air fryer setting. Sprinkle with some fresh parsley right before serving (optional)
Frequently Asked Questions About This Recipe:
Are jalapenos keto
Yes! Jalapeno peppers are a popular ingredient in Mexican cuisine and are often used to add spice and flavor to dishes. Jalapenos are also a common ingredient in keto-friendly recipes, as they are low in carbs and high in fiber.
What Kind Of Mushrooms Should I Use?
The most common mushrooms that are used for stuffed mushrooms are either portobello mushrooms or white button mushrooms.
They make for the best-stuffed mushroom since they have a natural space for stuffing. They also lay flat, which is excellent for air frying since they sit nicely in your basket.
What Are Stuffing Mushrooms?
At the grocery store, you sometimes run into a package that is labeled as Stuffing Mushrooms. If you have ever wondered about them, they are larger white mushrooms.
These make for an excellent stuffed mushroom since the cap is larger, and you can stuff more filling into them.
How To Remove The Stems From Mushrooms
While if you go into a fancy gourmet store, they sell mushroom cap removal tools. You really can use your hands. What I do, is grab the mushroom stem and pull. The other popular way to remove the cap is to twist it until it’s removed.
Once you remove the caps, you can save them and chop them into any dish. They do not freeze well, so try to use up within a week. Otherwise, they will become mushy in the refrigerator.
How To Clean Mushrooms
The best way to clean mushrooms is to use a wet paper towel or cloth. The trick is to rub the dirt off the mushroom. But not to add too much water, as a mushroom is a sponge and will absorb the water into the pores.
Never soak a mushroom in a bowl of water. Otherwise, they will become very rubbery when you air fry them up.
Do I Need To Use Aluminum Foil?
The only reason that I ever cover them with aluminum foil is to melt the cheese on top. Since this recipe doesn’t have any cheese on top, I air-fried them without any foil.
How Do I Save Leftovers?
Any leftovers that you have should be placed into an airtight container and then place into the refrigerator.
They will last between 3 and 4 days. If you want to reheat them, either use the microwave or the air fryer.
Does This Recipe Work Better As A Main Dish Or As An Appetizer?
These mushrooms are fantastic when served as the main dish, along with a garden salad or fruit salad. I usually serve these as a side dish, although they are pretty large for a side dish or appetizer.
Portobellos are larger for an appetizer, but you could easily change this recipe and use smaller mushrooms for appetizers.
Pro Tips For Making Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms
- This is a great recipe for a get-together, party, or event. Make a lot more than what you think people will eat because these are such flavorful people will eat a lot.
- If you want to add some more heat to these mushrooms, add some spices, my favorites would be chili spice or add some more diced jalapenos.
- For a crisper finish, lightly spray the tops and the side of the mushrooms with cooking spray.
- Room temperature cream cheese does better at blending with the other ingredients.
- I used chopped parsley for a garnish, but you can easily substitute it for chopped cilantro.
More Air Fryer Recipes:
The air fryer has been a recent phenomenon in the cooking world. And for good reason! This appliance makes it so easy to cook amazing, healthy meals with little effort. If you haven’t already hopped on the air fryer bandwagon, today is the day! Here are some more delicious recipes to try out in your air fryer. Enjoy!
- AIR FRYER LOADED POTATO SKINS
- AIR FRYER CHEESE STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS
- EASY AIR FRYER CHEESY HASSELBACK POTATOES
- AIR FRYER APPLE FRIES
- EASY AIR FRYER FROZEN PIZZA (PERSONAL SIZE)
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Air Fryer Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms
- 8 large Portobello Mushrooms
- 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons chili lime seasoning
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 3 medium jalapeno peppers, chopped and deveined
- 1/3 cup cooked bacon crumbled
- 1 tablespoon chopped onions
- 1 1/2 cups Club Crackers, crushed
- 2 teaspoons Chili lime seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- Wash the mushrooms, pat dry, and remove stems. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chili lime seasoning, minced garlic, salt, and mix well. Stir in the bell and jalapeno peppers, bacon and onions, into the mixture.
- Generously stuff the inside of the mushroom caps with the cream cheese mixture.
- In a small to medium-sized bowl, combine the crushed crackers with the breading seasonings. Beat the eggs and milk in another small bowl. Drunk the mushrooms into the egg mixture, making sure that the mushrooms are covered in the breading.
- Air Fry the breaded mushrooms for about 12 to 15 minutes at 320 degrees F, air fryer setting. Sprinkle with some fresh parsley right before serving (optional)
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