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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.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • Air Fryer


  • 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


  • 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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