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air fried cheesy jalapeno poppers on a white plate
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5 from 11 votes

Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

Jalapeño Poppers are stuffed with a cream cheese filling and are an easy appetizer for parties and a snack for game days. They're cheesy, spicy and delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: air fried jalapeno poppers, air fryer snack recipes, jalapeno poppers recipes
Servings: 10
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Kristina



  • 5 jalapeños
  • ½ cup cream cheese softened
  • cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chives


  • Using gloves, slice the jalapeños long ways and remove the inner membranes and seeds. For spicier poppers, keep some or all of the seeds in the jalapeños (or mix them into the cream cheese filling).
  • Combine the cream cheese, parmesan cheese, half of the cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, minced garlic, and chives. Stir until mixed well. Fill each jalapeño with the filling.
  • Line the air fryer tray or basket with parchment paper or spray with olive oil. Place the jalapeños in the basket or tray. Sprinkle with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Air fry at 375°F for 6 minutes. Add time in 1 minute increments if needed, until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  • Remove from the air fryer and let cool for a few minutes before serving.


Serve warm or at room temperature. Keep in the fridge wrapped in plastic or an airtight container for up to 4 days. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Always use gloves when slicing and removing the seeds from the peppers. The seeds and juices can burn delicate skin and cause your skin to feel very hot.


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg