Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese


Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese is an amazing grilled cheese sandwich with a few ingredients and plenty of diced jalapenos. It is the perfect lunch or dinner made in the air fryer.



  • 8 ounces cream cheeseroom temperature
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 slices baconcooked and crumbled
  • 1 jalapenoseeded and diced
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheesefreshly shredded
  • 1/2 cup buttersalted at room temperature
  • 12 slices white bread


  1. Mix the cream cheese until smooth, then add the garlic powder and onion powder and mix again until combined.
  2. Add the bacon and jalapeño and stir to combine, then finally stir in the cheddar cheese.
  3. Spread the butter evenly on all of the bread slices, spread the filling on 6 of the slices on the sides that don’t have butter, and place the top slice of the bread on the sandwich.
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray, then place the sandwiches in the basket one at a time for 2-3 minutes on each side or until light and golden. (350 degrees F, air fryer setting).
  5. Serve with your favorite sides, such as chips or pickles.
  6. Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray, optional
  • Parchment Paper, optional


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 652kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 19gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 28gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 872mgPotassium: 201mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1393IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 417mgIron: 2mg