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Frozen Jalapeno Poppers in the air fryer

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Over the past few weeks, we have been quarantined in our house, and really haven’t been making a lot of recipes in the air fryer (there have been a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches, though). We thought this would be a great time to post a lot of air fryer frozen foods to the blog that we hadn’t previously added.

Frozen foods are great for quick and easy meals and make excellent appetizers for movie nights at home.  One of my favorite frozen foods is the delicious and spectacular jalapeno poppers. Just like with frozen mozzarella sticks, you have to be careful with poppers – if you air fry them too long, all the cheese will run out and nobody wants or needs that.

Follow these simple steps for the perfect jalapeno poppers in your air fryer.

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Frozen Jalapeno Poppers in the air fryer
Prep Time
5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air fried Jalapeno Poppers, Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers, Frozen Jalapeno Poppers in the air fryer, Jalapeno Poppers in the air fryer
Servings: 1
Calories: 300 kcal
  • 1 Serving Frozen Jalapeno Poppers(five poppers) (70 calories each)
Preheat the Air Fryer
  1. Preheat the air fryer to 340° F | 171° C

Cooking Instructions
  1. Add a single layer of Jalapeno Poppers into the bottom of the air fryer. Because these poppers are breaded, they will not require additional oil, although you may use a liner just in case the cheese oozes out.

  2. Air fry the Poppers for 4 minutes at 340° F | 171° C, shake the pan and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Feel free to add an additional 2 minutes if you prefer your poppers a bit more on the crispy side.

  3. Let stand for a minute.

  4. Plate and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

Note: Cooking too long may cause the cheese to run out.  Be aware that this is a possibility.

Jalapeno Poppers galore!

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  1. 1

    I have (and use) a Galenz microwave/convection oven/air fryer. It’s a bit different than a standard air fryer.

    When making frozen poppers (usually TGI Friday brand), I place them on the air fryer tray, cook them for 10 minutes at 425°F, flip them, and finish them off at 350°F for 4-6 minutes depending on how many poppers I’m cooking.

    Every box tends to have a few poppers that have a small area missing breading (I call them holes). I start by having any of those with the “hole” side facing down and finish them up on the other side.

    They come out perfect and rarely, have any cheese escaping. I do keep a close eye after flipping though, since they’re not all the same size.

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