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Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper - an easy appetizer that's full of flavor and texture, these creamy bite-sized pieces of spicy goodness will be a hit at your next party.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, air fryer jalapeno poppers
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 54kcal


  • 8 jalapeños
  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoon panko bread crumbs
  • cooking oil spray


  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 375°F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and garlic powder. Set aside.
  • Prepare the jalapeños. Note: I suggest wearing gloves if you are sensitive to the heat from the jalapeños that will get on your hands. Wash and dry the jalapeños. Using a sharp knife, cut them in half lengthwise. Take a spoon and hollow out the seeds and membranes on the inside of each pepper.
  • Stuff each jalapeño with the cream cheese mixture and sprinkle Panko bread crumbs on top of each one. Gently pat the Panko crumbs down and shake off any access. Generously spritz the top of the jalapeño poppers with cooking oil spray.
  • Place the poppers in the air fryer basket leaving some space around each one. Air fry at 375°F for 6-10 minutes or until the Panko bread crumbs are golden brown.


This recipe was tested with an Instant Air Fryer Omni Plus and a COSORI Air Fryer Max XL. Each air fryer model is so different, which is why there's a big range in the cooking time for this recipe.

Helpful Tips:

  • Preheat the air fryer before placing the jalapeño poppers in
  • If you're having trouble spooning out the membrane and seeds of the jalapeño, use the tip of a knife to make an outline and then use a spoon to scoop it out


Calories: 54kcal