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air fryer jalapeno poppers wrapped with bacon

Ninja Foodi Grill Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Paul Sidoriak
This simple-to-make dish is borderline irresistible and will quickly become a favorite for you to cook in your Ninja Foodi Grill or air fryer. The balance of spice from the jalapeno pepper with the creaminess of the cream cheese and salty bacon makes your mouth yearn for another bite.
4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Ninja Foodi Recipes
Cuisine Low Carb
Calories 540 kcal


  • 3 Jalapeno poppers halved lengthwise
  • 6 slices thinly sliced bacon
  • 12 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue seasoning


  • Cut the jalapeno peppers lengthwise into two halves
  • Use a small spoon to scrape and remove all seeds and white veins or other ribs from the pepper
  • Use a butter knife to cut the cream cheese into a small block that will fit inside the pepper, about 2 tablespoons
  • Stuff the pepper with the cream cheese by pressing it into the pepper cavity
  • Sprinkle with BBQ seasoning
  • Starting at the stem side of the jalapeno pepper wrap the bacon around the cheese to hold it in place stretching the bacon slightly as you wrap
  • Sprinkle the remaining BBQ seasoning on the bacon wrapping the peppers
  • Preheat your Ninja Foodi Grill or air fryer to 350F
  • Place the peppers in the cooker in a single row
  • Cook for about 10 minutes or until the bacon is cooked to your desired doneness.


Whenever you are handling jalapenos, it's always good practice to wear gloves as the peppers have oils that can adhere to your skin and make you very uncomfortable if you rub your eyes or other parts of your body. I suggest a disposable food prep glove that you can use and easily discard when done.


Serving: 1gCalories: 540kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 19gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 1161mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6g
Keyword air fryer recipe, bacon wrapped, jalapeno poppers, lo-carb, ninja foodi grill, poppers
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