Air Fried Jalapeno Poppers for Bariatric Eating

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
  • 12 large jalapeno peppers
  • 2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup freshly shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, very finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 pieces thin sliced bacon
  1. Preheat air fryer as per directions - I used the 390 setting. If using convection toaster oven, preheat to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut each pepper in half lengthwise - scoop out seeds and membranes with a spoon.
  3. Blend yogurt, cheddar, green onion, salt and black pepper until smooth - chill mixture to firm. Spoon out a small portion of cheese filling, roll into a small pepper shaped bullet, filling one half of the pepper and topping with the other half to enclose cheese filling. Do not overfill.
  4. Lay a slice of bacon on cutting board, place filled jalapeño and begin wrapping at the stem end. As you wrap, slightly overlap bacon and secure with a small bamboo skewer or toothpick. Can be refrigerated at this point until ready to cook.
  5. Arrange in the air fryer basket. (or on Pam-sprayed baking sheet) and air fry or bake until bacon is browned and jalapeños are softened - 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot.