Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

This jalapeno poppers recipe is so simple that you will never buy them ready made from your grocery freezer again.   These air fryer jalapeno poppers are perfect for a spicy snack or an appetizer.

How Hot are Jalapeno Peppers?

The more markings the pepper has (white lines and flecks running in the direction of the length of the pepper) the hotter the jalapeno peppers will be. So if you are looking to avoid the intense hotness, pick jalapenos which are smoother and with the least amount of marking on them.

How Do You cut a Jalapeno Pepper?

Do NOT cut jalapeno peppers without wearing gloves.  The spice in jalapenos is found in the seeds and in the inner membranes. To reduce the amount of heat in your recipe, clean out all the light colored inner membrane and seeds. However if you like lots of heat leave a little bit of the membrane.

Cream cheese is the main filling with some added shredded sharp cheddar. I also like to add some taco seasoning in the filling for a little extra flavor.

If you do not have an air fryer you can place them on a lined baking sheet and set the oven. These jalapeno poppers can be made a couple of days in advance and stored in an air tight container. You can even prepare them ahead of time and freeze them unbaked.