Ninja Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers, are the perfect game day treat and ready to eat in no time! Hey there friends, meet Jennifer from JENRON DESIGNS. Here is one of her quick and easy game day favorites, just in time for the super bowl, Ninja Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers.

Bacon wrapped Jalapeno peppers in the Ninja Foodi

Every year we host a super bowl gathering, whether it is a large group of friends or just a small group of our BFFs. One of my husband’s favorite game-time treats is Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers, so this year I decided to give them a go in our Ninja Air Fryer to save a little time.

The ingredients for the filling are super simple, you will need the freshest jalapenos you can find, and preferably not too large, or stuffing gets a little out of control. A nice thick cut Applewood bacon like this one I order from Omaha Steak Company, cream cheese shredded cream, and few spices. My secret is to use a greek cream cheese that adds just a little twang to the mix and pepper jack cheese.

Bacon wrapped Jalapeno peppers in the Ninja Foodi

You will want to clean and seed your peppers. For this step, I use a spoon to keep from touching too much of the seeds and plinth. I also wear disposable gloves as well since I wear contact lenses. Believe me, there is nothing worse than touching your eyes after this process.

Bacon wrapped Jalapeno peppers in the Ninja Foodi

Place filling inside and roll up your jalapeno with 1/2 a strip of bacon. I highly recommend securing the bacon with a toothpick to prevent it from unraveling during the baking process. I noticed after the first set that the Air Fryer had a tendency to cause the bacon to draw up a bit.

Bacon wrapped Jalapeno peppers in the Ninja Foodi

Place the pepper poppers into your Ninja Air Fryer at 390 degrees for 5 minutes. This will allow a nice char on the peppers, bacon, and cream cheese. Serve immediately.

Bacon wrapped Jalapeno peppers in the Ninja Foodi

Ninja Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Ninja Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Jennifer G
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, BBQ, Mexican
Servings 12 people
Calories 124 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 15 Jalapenos Fresh
  • 1 lb Thick Cut Applewood Smoked Bacon cut in half
  • 8 oz Greek Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar or Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Penzeys Seasoned Salt
  • 1 set Disposable Gloves optional
  • 1 box Toothpicks optional

Instructions
 

  • Split Jalapenos in half, remove all seeds and plinth from inside with spoon. (Wear latex gloves for this)
  • Mix softened Cream Cheese, Shredded Cheese and spices together in bowl.
  • Spread cream cheese inside with knife
  • Wrap jalapeno with 1/3 of bacon slice and secure with toothpick
  • Bake in Air Fryer at 390n degree for 5 minute

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