Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Frozen Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers are a popular appetizer in the United States, typically made by stuffing jalapeno peppers with a cheese filling and deep frying them. The origin of this dish is disputed, with some claiming it was first created in Texas in the 1960s and others attributing it to a restaurant in California in the 1980s. However, the popularity of jalapeno poppers has spread nationwide and they can now be found on menus across the country. This air fryer version offers a healthier and easier way to enjoy this tasty snack.

Air Fryer Frozen Jalapeno Poppers

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: AppetizerCuisine: American
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This recipe is a quick and easy way to enjoy delicious jalapeno poppers without the hassle of deep frying. Using an air fryer results in crispy and flavorful poppers with a gooey cheese filling. Perfect for a party appetizer or a tasty snack.


  • 12 frozen jalapeno poppers


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the frozen jalapeno poppers in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the poppers are crispy and the filling is hot.
  • Use tongs to carefully remove the poppers from the air fryer.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Make sure to preheat your air fryer before adding the poppers.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket, leave enough space for air to circulate around the poppers.
  • Adjust cooking time based on the size and brand of your air fryer.

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