Air Fryer JALAPEÑO Poppers



These make an awesome appetizer for any Party or get together!

The thing I seem to have made the most over all of these years are appetizers. We are always needing something delicious and that is a crowd-pleaser to take to parties, BBQs or game days! These Jalapeño Poppers that are cooked in the air fryer are always a hit! They are crisp on the outside from that yummy bacon and melty and cheesy on the inside with the hint of jalapeño. YUM!  Sweet BBQ sauce brings all of the flavors together. These are absolutely delicious! 

To make these delicious jalapeño poppers, start by cutting the tops off of 6 jalapeños and cut each of them in half. Carefully scoop out the seeds from the jalapeños and discard. It’s best to wear gloves for this part! Then, mix together ½ block of softened cream cheese, ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 1 tablespoon of Ranch seasoning. Stir until mixed well. Next, fill each of the jalapeños with the yummy cream cheese mixture. Cut 6 pieces of bacon in half and wrap each piece around a jalapeño. Cook in the air fryer at 350º for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes is up, brush some BBQ sauce onto the bacon wrapped jalapeños and cook for a couple more minutes until the bacon is nice and crisp. Once crisp, you’re ready to serve! You can even serve with a little extra BBQ sauce if you’d like!

Everytime I make these bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers, everyone loves them! They always disappear quickly anywhere we bring these! The crisp bacon with the melty cream cheese is so delicious! I love using my air fryer as much as I can because it cooks fast and makes things so much yummier and crisp! These jalapeño poppers are a quick and easy appetizer to make for many different events! Try this recipe out!

Helpful Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • When deseeding the jalapeños, make sure to wear gloves and avoid touching your face!

  • If you prefer more spice, you can leave in the seeds. 

  • Any BBQ can be used, just use your favorite! I used Sweet Baby Ray’s.

  • If you prefer to leave off the BBQ sauce, you may but the bacon may not get as crisp. 

  • If the jalapeño poppers are made ahead of time, reheat by putting back in an air fryer for a few minutes. 

Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

These make such an easy and delicious appetizer for game day, or ta entertain a crowd! The prep time is very minimal on this one and they cook in the air fryer for a quick and crispy final product!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Appetizer, snack
Keyword: Jalapeño poppers, air fryer, bacon,


  • 6 jalapeños
  • 6 pieces of bacon
  • 1/2 block of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 TBSP of Ranch Seasoning
  • BBQ sauce


  • cut tops off of jalapeños and cut them in half
  • carefully scoop out seeds (it’s best to wear gloves for this)
  • mix together softened cream cheese, shredded cheese, and ranch
  • fill jalapeños with cream cheese mixture
  • cut bacon in half and wrap around jalapeños
  • cook in air fryer at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes
  • brush on some bbq sauce and cook for a couple more minutes or until bacon is nice and crispy
  • Enjoy!
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