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Ninja Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Whipping up my favorite ninja air fryer bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers today! Creamy, spicy, and wrapped in crispy bacon - they're a flavor explosion that's impossible to resist. Can't wait to dig in!

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Boy, do I have a treat for you! It’s my go-to Ninja Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers recipe. Imagine biting into a spicy jalapeno, stuffed with creamy, cheesy goodness, wrapped in crispy bacon. Sound tempting? This flavor-packed, low-carb appetizer is perfect for any occasion. Trust me, one bite, and you'll be hooked! Let's get that Ninja Air Fryer running and make some magic happen!

Ingredients for Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

  • Jalapeno peppers: Spicy kick and vibrant flavor, essential for heat and taste in the poppers.
  • Bacon: Adds a savory, crispy element that complements the creamy cheese filling and spicy jalapenos perfectly.
  • Cream cheese: Creamy base that holds the filling together and provides a rich, smooth texture to the poppers.
  • Cheddar cheese: Sharp and tangy flavor that melts beautifully, adding depth and richness to the cheesy filling.

Essential Tools for Making Ninja Air Fryer Poppers

  • Air fryer: Cooks the bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers to crispy perfection without the need for deep frying.
  • Knife: Used to cut the jalapenos in half and remove the seeds and membranes efficiently.
  • Cutting board: Provides a stable surface for cutting the jalapenos and assembling the poppers.
  • Mixing bowl: Essential for combining the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and seasonings to create the flavorful filling.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 jalapeno peppers
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and membranes.
  3. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Fill each jalapeno half with the cheese mixture.
  5. Wrap each jalapeno half with a slice of bacon.
  6. Place the bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers in the air fryer basket.
  7. Air fry for 10 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 280 kcal | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Protein: 8 g | Total Fat: 25 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 60 mg | Sodium: 420 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 120 mg | Potassium: 180 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 600 µg | Vitamin C: 30 mg

Can You Make Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers as instructed but do not cook them.
  • Place the prepared poppers on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.
  • Once frozen, transfer the poppers to a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • When ready to eat, air fry the frozen poppers at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.

Freezing Instructions

  • Follow the recipe to make the bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers.
  • Place the cooked poppers on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Freeze the poppers until solid.
  • Transfer the frozen poppers to a freezer-safe bag or container for storage.
  • To reheat, air fry the frozen poppers at 375°F (190°C) for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Bacon is a great ingredient for air fryer cooking because it gets crispy without the need for extra oil.

Common Questions About Making Ninja Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

FAQ:
Are these bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers spicy?
The spice level can vary depending on the jalapenos, but the cream cheese helps balance the heat.
Can I make these jalapeno poppers ahead of time?
Yes, you can assemble them ahead of time and store them in the fridge until ready to air fry.
How do I store leftover bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Can I use a different type of cheese for this recipe?
Feel free to experiment with different cheeses to find your favorite flavor combination.
What can I serve with these bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers?
These poppers are great as an appetizer or snack, and you can serve them with a dipping sauce or alongside other finger foods.

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