Crispy Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers: A Healthy Snack
Jalapeno poppers are a classic snack that is loved for its spicy kick and creamy filling.
This air fryer jalapeno poppers recipe provides a healthy alternative that is crispy and delicious.
- 8 medium jalapenos, sliced in half and seeded
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup diced green onions
- 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Fill each jalapeno half with the cream cheese mixture and top with a sprinkle of breadcrumbs.
- Place the jalapeno poppers in the air fryer basket and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve hot with a dipping sauce of your choice, such as ranch or sour cream.
- Jalapenos can be substituted with milder peppers, such as poblano or banana peppers, for a less spicy version.
- Cream cheese can be substituted with goat cheese or ricotta cheese.
- Shredded cheddar cheese can be substituted with another type of cheese, such as a Monterey jack or pepper jack.
- Add in some diced bacon for an extra flavor boost.
- Use a different type of seasoning, such as chili powder or cumin, for a different flavor profile.
- The jalapeno poppers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer for a crispy texture.
- For a crispier texture, let the jalapeno poppers cool for a few minutes before serving.
- To make the filling easier to handle, place the cream cheese mixture in a piping bag and fill each jalapeno half with a squeeze.
- Always use gloves when handling jalapenos to avoid skin irritation.
- Store the jalapeno poppers properly in the refrigerator to avoid spoilage.
My Take on Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
This air fryer jalapeno poppers recipe is a delicious and healthy snack that is perfect for game day or a party.
With a crispy exterior and a creamy filling, these poppers are sure to be a hit with your guests.
Try this recipe today and enjoy a healthier take on a classic snack!
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