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Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls – Easy Appetizer

Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls are a combination of two classic and popular appetizers. This unique appetizer features a light and crispy egg roll wrapper stuffed jalapeno, cheese and bacon. A must try finger food!

Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls Recipe

Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls Recipe

Jalapeno poppers have always been and always will be one of my favorite appetizers. With many variations such as bacon wrapped, coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried, made into a dip and more.

If you have ever tried making jalapeno poppers, whether they were bacon wrapped or coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried you may have experienced the filling leaking out while cooking. One of the benefits of jalapeno popper egg rolls is the egg roll wrapper locks in the filling! If you love jalapeno poppers as much as I do you have to try my Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip and Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups too!

Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls on a green plate with a cactus

Egg roll wrappers bubble up while cooking, leaving a light and crispy exterior. The filing of these egg rolls has a bit of heat from the jalapeno but it is not overly spicy as jalapenos are on the milder side. Cream cheese, bacon, mozzarella and cheddar cheese create the perfect creamy filling for these egg rolls. These are a must try!

I have included 3 cooking methods in the recipe below, air fried, deep fried stove top and oven baked. My personal favorite way to cook egg rolls is air fried. Not only is it a healthier option with less oil used but it is also much quicker as you don’t need to hover over the oven frying egg rolls in batches. Instead just pop them in the air fryer, set it and come back to perfectly cooked egg rolls.

What is in Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls?

ingredients to make jalapeno popper egg rols
  • Jalapeno Peppers – you can’t make jalapeno poppers without jalapenos. They are on the lower level of spice once the seeds are removed.

  • Cream Cheese – the creamy filling of these egg rolls comes from cream cheese which does not fully melt while cooking making it the perfect base for the filling.

  • Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese – I love the flavor combination of mozzarella and cheddar but you can use any mix of your favorite cheese. For an added kick of spice use a spicy cheese, such as jalapeno Monterrey Jack!

  • Bacon – does bacon really need an introduction? Bacon makes everything better, including these egg rolls!
  • Garlic Powder and Salt – feel free to add chili flakes for an extra kick of spice.

  • Egg Roll Wrappers – egg roll wrappers are found in the refrigerator section of grocery stores (beside the chilled salad dressings and tofu).
    • For a gluten free option use rice paper rolls instead.

How to Make Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Full Printable Recipe at Bottom of Page

steps to make jalapeno popper egg rolls

1 In a medium sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, garlic powder and salt. Mix until evenly combined.

2 Spoon 1 – 2 tablespoons of the cheese filling into each jalapeno half.

3 To assemble the egg rolls place one stuffed jalapeno half in the center on the egg roll wrapper.

4 Dip your finger in water and wet the edges of the egg roll wrapper.

5 Fold in two opposite corners to the center and then tightly roll.

6 Repeat with remaining egg roll wrappers.

Cooking Methods

AIR FRYER COOKING METHOD

Brush both sides of the egg rolls with oil and Air Fry at 400°F for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.

STOVE TOP COOKING METHOD

Heat a deep pot with oil on medium heat. Fry the egg rolls in small batches for 5 minutes or until golden brown.

OVEN BAKING METHOD

Brush the egg rolls with oil on both sides. Place directly on a sheet pan lined with tin foil OR on a sheet pan with a rack. Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Flip halfway through cooking and brush with more oil as needed.

Allow the egg rolls to cool for 2-3 minutes. The cheese filling will be very hot.

Serve and enjoy!

Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls on a green plate with a cactus

How to Reheat Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Use one of these 3 options to reheat your egg rolls:

AIR FRYER REHEATING METHOD

Air Fry the cooked egg rolls at 400°F for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through. The egg roll wrapper will get crispy on the outside.

OVEN REHEATING METHOD

Place cooked egg rolls directly on a sheet pan lined with tin foil OR on a sheet pan with a rack. Bake at 400°F for 5 minutes. Flip halfway through reheating. The egg roll wrapper will get crispy on the outside.

MICROWAVE REHEATING METHOD

Microwave in 15 second intervals until warmed through (note: this reheating method will not make the egg roll wrapper crispy).

Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls on a green plate with a cactus

Looking for More Easy Appetizers?

Try some of my most popular recipes!

  • Feta Bruschetta – level up your regular bruschetta with salty feta and tangy balsamic glaze! Perfect for game day, movie nights or family gatherings.
  • Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos – cute and little wonton tacos loaded with sweet chili seasoned chicken and a simple Asian slaw. Better than Apple Bee’s takeout!
  • Mexican Street Corn Dip – a dippable version of classic Elotes (Street Corn)! This dip is perfect for a summer BBQ or game day.

Enjoy!

– Sab

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Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls Recipe

Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Jalapeno popper egg rolls are a combination of two classic and popular appetizers. This unique appetizer features a light and crispy egg roll wrapper stuffed jalapeno, cheese and bacon. A must try recipe for your next get together.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Egg Rolls
Calories 219 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer for air fried cooking method
  • Oven for pan fried or baked cooking method

Ingredients
 
 

  • 6 jalapenos, halved, seeds and stem removed
  • 8 oz cream cheese, 1 brick, 226 grams, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil, for cooking
  • 12 egg roll wrappers

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, cooked bacon, garlic powder and salt. Mix until evenly combined.
  • Spoon 1 – 2 tablespoons of the cheese filling into each jalapeno half.
  • To assemble the egg rolls place one stuffed jalapeno half in the center on the egg roll wrapper.
  • Dip your finger in water and wet the edges of the egg roll wrapper.
  • Fold in two opposite corners to the center and then tightly roll.
  • Repeat with remaining egg roll wrappers.
  • AIR FRYER COOKING METHOD
    Brush both sides of the egg rolls with oil and Air Fry at 400°F for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.
    STOVE TOP COOKING METHOD
    Heat a deep pot with oil on medium heat. Fry the egg rolls in small batches for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
    OVEN BAKING METHOD
    Brush the egg rolls with oil on both sides. Place directly on a sheet pan lined with tin foil OR on a sheet pan with a rack. Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Flip halfway through cooking and brush with more oil as needed.
  • Allow the egg rolls to cool for 2-3 minutes. The cheese filling will be very hot.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

Egg roll wrappers are sold in the refrigerated section of grocery stores, near the refrigerated salad dressing and tofu.
For a gluten free option use rice paper rolls and reduce the cooking time to 2 – 3 minutes per side or until crispy.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 6gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 480mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 377IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 1mg
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