Healthier Jalapeño Poppers
Try jalapeño poppers in the air fryer with a few flavor upgrades. Start with a Greek-style yogurt–based filling, then mix in your favorite cheese, seasoning, and fresh herbs for poppers with about 30 calories and 50 milligrams of sodium.
For filling, stir together cream cheese, gouda, yogurt, oregano, Italian seasoning, and garlic in a bowl.
Transfer filling to a piping bag (fitted with a tip) or a small zip-top plastic bag and snip off a corner. Pipe filling into each pepper half. Put panko in a small dish. Dip peppers, filling sides down, in panko to coat. Lightly coat panko with cooking spray.
Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Air-fry peppers, panko sides up and working in batches as needed, until tender and lightly browned, about 8 minutes. if you like, garnish with additional fresh herbs.
1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat (Neufchâtel), softened
0.5 cup shredded
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
2 cloves, minced
0.25 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
2 tablespoons whole-wheat panko bread crumbs
450g jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded
1 tablespoon salt-free Italian seasoning