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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

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Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 12 minutes | Serves 6
6 large jalapeños
4 ounces (113 g) ¹⁄ ₃ -less-fat cream cheese
¼ cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
2 scallions, green tops only, sliced
6 slices center-cut bacon, halved

  1. Set the temperature of the air fryer oven to 325ºF (163ºC). Press Start to begin
    preheating.
  2. Wearing rubber gloves, halve the jalapeños lengthwise to make 12 pieces. Scoop
    out the seeds and membranes and discard.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, Cheddar, and scallions. Using a
    small spoon or spatula, fill the jalapeños with the cream cheese filling. Wrap a
    bacon strip around each pepper and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Working in batches, place the stuffed peppers in a single layer in the air fryer
    oven perforated pan. Bake for about 12 minutes, until the peppers are tender, the
    bacon is browned and crisp, and the cheese is melted.
  5. Serve warm.

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