• Jalapeños: 6-8 medium-sized, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
  • Cream cheese: 8 oz 225g, softened
  • Shredded cheddar cheese: 1/2 cup
  • Garlic powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Smoked paprika: 1/4 teaspoon optional for extra flavor
  • Bacon: 6-8 slices cut in half
  • Salt and pepper: to taste
  • Green onions or chives: chopped for garnish (optional)


Prepare the Jalapeños:

  • Carefully cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scrape out the seeds and membranes to make room for the filling. Tip: Wearing gloves can protect your hands from the spicy oils.

Mix the Filling:

  • In a bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, garlic powder, smoked paprika (if using), salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.

Fill the Jalapeños:

  • Spoon the cheese mixture into each jalapeño half, filling them generously.

Wrap with Bacon:

  • Wrap a half slice of bacon around each filled jalapeño half, securing it with a toothpick if necessary.

Air Fry:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C) if your air fryer requires preheating.
  • Place the jalapeño poppers in the air fryer basket, leaving a little space between each for airflow.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the peppers are tender. You may need to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.


  • Carefully remove the jalapeño poppers from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped green onions or chives if desired.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

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