Crispy Air fryer Jalapeño Poppers Balls

How to make Crispy Air fryer Jalapeño Poppers Balls


8 oz Cream cheese softened

6 oz Mozzarella cheese shredded

6 oz Smoked bacon cheddar cheese, shredded

6 Jalapeños seeds removed, chopped finely

10 pieces of Bacon sliced finely and cooked to crispy bits

Spiced flour

4 Eggs- beaten

3 cups of Panko bread crumbs

Spiced flour :


Garlic powder

Cayenne pepper

Onion powder


Place all of the cheese ball ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine well.

Cover a baking tray with parchment paper and set to the side.

Using a small ice cream scoop / cookie dough scooper, portion out the cheese mix and make 1 inch balls.

Place the balls on a baking tray.

Put the baking tray in the freezer for about 15 minutes until they are firm.

While the cheese balls are in the freezer prepare the dredging station.

In one bowl add the flour, garlic powder, cayenne, and onion powder, mix to combine.

Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.

Place the Panko crumbs in a third bowl.

Dredging steps:

Place the chilled cheese balls in the spiced flour mix.

Now coat with eggs, followed by the flour again, and the egg mix again.

Finally coat the cheese balls with the Panko crumbs and set aside on the baking tray again.

Pre-heat if needed your Air fryer to 360°.

Place the cheese bites in a single layer. You may need to cook in batches.

Cook for 9 minutes.

Remove the cheese balls from the Air fryer.

Serve warm with dipping sauce.


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