Pepper poppers


Pepper poppers

Cooker Device: 
Emeril Everyday


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1 package
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
3⁄4 cups
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
3⁄4 cups
shredded Monterey Jack cheese
strips of bacon (cooked and crumbled)
1⁄4 teaspoon
1⁄4 teaspoon
Garlic powder
1⁄4 teaspoon
Chili powder
1⁄4 teaspoon
smoked paprika
1 pound
fresh jalapeƱos (halved lengthwise and seeded)
1⁄2 cup
dry bread crumbs
Olive oil cooking spray
French onion dip or sour cream (optional)


1. In a large bowl, combine the cheeses, bacon and seasonings; mix well. Spoon 11/2-2 tablespoons into each pepper half. Roll in bread crumbs.

2. Cover tall wire rack with foil. Coat foil with olive oil cooking spray. Place tall wire rack into inner pot. Arrange peppers into a single layer on foil. Close air frying lid. Press air fry function; select custom setting. Press timer; set to 15 minutes for spicy flavor, 20 minutes for medium and 25 minutes for mild, being careful not to overcook. Start. Repeat with remaining peppers. If desired, serve with dip or sour cream.