air fryer jalapeno poppers with ranch dipping sauce

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers with Sausage and Cheddar

Air fryer jalapeno poppers with sausage and cheddar are a party pleasing appetizer that are easy to make and share. Serve the poppers with some ranch dipping sauce to mellow the slight kick from the jalapenos.

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers with Sausage and Cheddar

Air fryer jalapeno poppers are a perfect appetizer to share that is sure to please. They’ve got a little heat and are stuffed with sausage, cheddar, and cream cheese. Pick them up and dip them in cool ranch mixed with green onions. Air fried poppers are easy and quick to make; the whole dish can be done in under 30 minutes.

Air Fried Jalapeno Poppers Ingredients

For the air fried jalapeno poppers, you’ll need:

  • jalapenos, halved and seeded
  • breakfast sausage
  • cream cheese
  • cheddar, shredded
  • bread crumbs
  • green onion
  • garlic, grated

Besides the jalapenos, all these ingredients will be stuffed into the jalapeno halves.

ingredients for air fried jalapenos
Ingredients for Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

Making Jalapeno Poppers in Air Fryer

First, cook the sausage and set aside. Discard the fat.

Slice the jalapenos into halves and remove the interior.

halved jalapenos with seeds removed
Halved and Cleaned Jalapenos

Put the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl (reserving some cheddar cheese and green onions). Mix gently until ingredients come together.

stuffing for jalapeno poppers in air fryer
Mixing Stuffing for Air Fried Jalapenos

Stuff the jalapeno halves with the mixture.

cheese and sausage stuffed jalapeno poppers
Stuffed Jalapenos

Cook in preheated air fryer for about seven minutes. Top the air fried jalapeno poppers with the additional cheddar cheese, and cook for another five minutes, until cheese is melted and slightly browned.

Serving Air Fried Jalapeno Poppers

Serve air fried jalapeno poppers immediately with ranch dressing. Garnish with the green onions.

air fryer jalapeno poppers
Air Fried Jalapeno Poppers

air fryer jalapeno poppers with ranch dipping sauce

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers with Sausage and Cheddar

Air fryer jalapenos with sausage and cheddar are a party pleasing appetizer that are easy to make and share. Serve the poppers with some ranch dipping sauce to go with the slight kick from the jalapenos.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 8 whole large jalapenos, halved and seeded
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 0.25 cup breadcrumbs panko is best
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 0.5 cup green onions, sliced
  • 0.5 lb breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the ingredients (use half of the cheddar cheese and half the green onions) in a mixing bowl.
    stuffing for jalapeno poppers in air fryer
  • Stuff the jalapenos with this mixture.
    cheese and sausage stuffed jalapeno poppers
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 deg. Place jalapeno poppers in air fryer and cook for about seven minutes. Place remaining cheddar cheese on top each jalapeno popper. Cook for another 3 to five minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.
    air fryer jalapeno poppers
  • Serve immediately. Serve with ranch dressing and garnish with extra green onions.
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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These jalapeno poppers were delicious! I love the idea of using breakfast sausage in the mix. I almost ate them all in one sitting.

  2. 5 stars
    Another great recipe for my air fryer! These turned out easy and delicious with the perfect amount of kick; definitely, a new favorite recipe!

  3. Love that this recipe is easy to remember, it’s definitely a keeper. In place of cheddar I’ve also used shredded gouda and some Parmesan, another time gruyere. Sometimes extra smashed garlic you know whatever is on hand. Always delicious! Mucho gratious!

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