Bacon-wrapped shrimp jalapeño poppers – need I say more? They offer a sweet, spicy, crunchy, and savory bite! Make them the perfect appetizer for any occasion.

jalapeno shrimp poppers

Craving something spicy, savory, and a little bit decadent? Look no further than bacon wrapped shrimp jalapeño poppers. This dish combines the heat of jalapeños, the succulence of shrimp, and the irresistible crunch of bacon in one bite-sized appetizer that’s sure to be a hit at any party, game day, barbecue, or casual get-together.

Can I Make Jalapeño Shrimp Poppers in Air Fryer?

Absolutely, you can whip up shrimp stuffed jalapeños in an air fryer! Not only is it possible, but using an air fryer also brings a handful of benefits, like achieving that desirable crispy texture without the mess and hassle of deep frying. Plus, it’s a healthier option, using minimal oil without compromising on the flavors we all love in these spicy, savory treats.

This recipe was made using the Typhur Dome air fryer. The Typhur Dome air fryer is the most frequently used tool in my kitchen. Especially when preparing food for crowds thanks to its large cooking area and fast cooking speed.

typhur dome large air fryer

Another feature of the Typhur Dome air fryer that I greatly appreciate is its self-cleaning mode. After the fun and satisfaction of cooking comes the often tedious task of cleaning up. However, the Typhur Dome’s self-cleaning capability significantly reduces the time and effort required for post-cooking cleanup. With just the push of a button, the air fryer initiates a cleaning cycle that takes care of any grease and food residue, leaving the cooking chamber ready for the next use. This convenience allows me more time to enjoy with my guests, making the entire cooking and hosting experience much more enjoyable.

Ingredients for Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Shrimp

For Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Shrimp, you’ll need the following ingredients:

How to Air Fryer Shrimp Jalapeño Poppers

Prepare the Shrimp

Cheese Mixture

Prepare the Jalapeños

Assemble the Poppers



What goes good with stuffed jalapeno peppers?

Stuffed jalapeño peppers are a match made in heaven with classic appetizer favorites such as nachos, chicken wings, or various dips. These homemade jalapeño poppers also set the stage brilliantly for tailgate classics like hot dogs and hamburgers. When it comes to dipping, nothing beats enjoying them with sauces like garlic aioli, ranch, or even a creamy queso.

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Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Jalapenos

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Jalapeño Poppers

These air fryer jalapeño poppers are a delightful treat, filled with a deliciously addictive blend of cheddar and cream cheese, tender shrimps, and cooked in an air fryer until perfectly hot and bubbly.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 people
Calories 1879 kcal



  • 16 oz sliced bacon
  • 14.1 oz jumbo shrimps shell removed and deveined
  • 12 jalapeños
  • fresh parsley finely chopped
  • kosher salt for shrimp
  • 10 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 10 turns black pepper freshly cracked


  • Use a knife to make an incision along the back. Carefully remove the shrimp strings. Place the prawns in a bowl. Add an appropriate amount of salt. Mix the prawns well to ensure even seasoning. Set the bowl aside.
    14.1 oz jumbo shrimps, kosher salt
  • Combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and paprika in a small mixing bowl. Stir well with a spoon or spatula and season with salt and pepper.
    10 oz cream cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese, smoked paprika, kosher salt, 10 turns black pepper
  • Wear gloves to protect yourself from the heat of peppers. Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, remove the seeds. You can choose to leave the stems on (they provide a natural handle for eating) or remove them entirely.
    12 jalapeños
  • Using a spoon, fill each of the jalapeño halves with a big dollop of the cream cheese mixture, mounding slightly.
  • Place the prawns on top of the stuffed peppers and wrap the peppers and prawns with bacon. Secure with toothpicks to keep them in place.
  • Place the stuffed poppers into the cooking tray of the air fryer, making sure to leave some space between each of them.
  • Cook the poppers at 390 °F for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully transfer the stuffed poppers to a serving plate or tray.
  • Finish these delectable poppers with some freshly chopped parsley and a pinch of grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with sour cream or your favorite sauce.


Calories: 1879kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 92gFat: 160gSaturated Fat: 70gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gMonounsaturated Fat: 57gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 671mgSodium: 5221mgPotassium: 1448mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 4111IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 720mgIron: 4mg

(Nutrition information is calculated automatically by Spoonacular API and should be considered an estimate.)