Favorite Recipes March 21, 2022

Jalapeño Poppers

What You’ll Need

  • jalapeño peppers (10-12)
  • ~ 6 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • ~ 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely grated and loosely packed (I like using white cheddar)
  • ~ 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 cup chives, finely chopped
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Cooked bacon bits (optional)

What You’ll Do

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Cut off stem of peppers and slice lengthwise into two identical halves. Remove seeds and white membrane to hollow out.
  3. Preheat air fryer at 325 degrees F or conventional over at 425 degrees F.
  4. Using a small spoon, stuff each pepper with about 1-2 Tbsp of cheese mixture (depends on the size of the pepper).
  5. Arrange in the basket of the air fryer in one layer.  Sprinkle bread crumbs over each popper.
  6. Cook jalapeño poppers for about 15 min at 325 degrees F or in the conventional oven at 425 degrees F for 10 to 15 min, or until cheese is somewhat gooey and peppers are al dente.

** This fun appetizer was inspired by Diethood.com!!  Kudos to Diethood!