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Air Fryer Stuffed Poblano Pepper Recipe with Mexican Filling

Super easy & yummy meal to put together. These Vegetarian and Gluten-free stuffed peppers are made in air fryer and are so good.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Keyword: air fryer vegetarian recipes, Stuffed Poblano Pepper Recipe
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 83kcal
Author: simplyvegetarian777

Equipment

  • Measuring Spoons, Measuring Cups, Stirring Spoon,
  • Chopping board and knife
  • Kitchen Colander
  • Air Fryer
  • mixing bowl
  • Air fryer parchment paper

Ingredients

Instructions

Gather all the ingredients. Read the recipe before starting. Always read the NOTES for more options and tips.

    Prepare the Poblano Peppers

    • Wash and dry the peppers. Slit them into 2 laterally. Remove seeds and membranes from inside. Discard those. Rub or spray a little oil on the skin of the peppers. Air fry these at 390*F for about 7 minutes. This will soften their skin a bit. Ready to use. You can totally skip this part if you are ok with the crunchy pepper.

    Prepare the Stuffing

    Air Fryer Stuffed Poblano Peppers

    • Take one half of the poblano pepper. Fill it up with the stuffing. Finish all the pepper halves likewise. Set them aside.
    • Place Air fryer parchment paper inside the AIR FRYER. Air fry 3-4 halves at a time at 350*F for 7-8 minutes. Keep a close eye before it gets too dry. If you have a larger air fryer, you might be able to air fry these all together.
      air fryer stuffed peppers
    • Take them out and air fry the rest. These are done.

    Serving Suggestion

    • Serve these on top of either salsa or enchilada sauce at the bottom. Garnish with some sour cream and hot taco sauce on top.
      how to make stuffed poblano in air fryer

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    Air fryer lid / Mealthy Crisp Lid Instructions

    • Yes you can absolutely make it in Air fryer lid. Follow the same temperature and time. These might get done faster in lid though since these are closer to the cooking source, therefore keep an eye.
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    Notes

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    Can I make it in advance and eat later?

    This is such a simple recipe and does not need much prep. Therefore I would advise to make it right before you eat. Although you can prepare the mixture in advance and keep it ready. So right before eating, just stuff the peppers and air-fry.

    Is it possible to make it Vegan?

    It is practically vegan if you kick that cheese and sour cream out. Use the substitute for those 2 ingredients and it is all vegan.

    How to store the leftovers?

    Cool these down to room temperature and store in air-tight container. Refrigerate.

    How to Re-heat the stuffed Ancho pepper?

    Microwave it till warm. Or microwave for 1 minute till it is slightly warm. Then air fry it at 350 for 2-3 minutes.

    What can I use if I can not find Poblano Peppers?

    If poblano peppers are not available, then you can use Anaheim peppers or Cubanelle peppers.

    Do I have to peel Poblano Peppers before stuffing?

    Typically it is recommended in many recipes. I did not do it for this recipe. Although I did air fry the poblano peppers a bit before stuffing. That helped in softening the skin of the peppers.

    Can you use Poblano Peppers without roasting?

    Yes you can. If you are okay with that bit of crunch of the peppers then use it without roasting. These are perfectly ok to be used as is.

    Can I make it in the oven?

    Yes you can. Roast these a bit on the gas top. Stuff these and bake at the same temperature. Oven might take longer to bake these. Bake on medium rack.

    Gas Top Stuffed Peppers

    Use heavy bottom pan for gas top recipe. Or the best would be to use cast iron pan. Season it well with oil. Char the peppers a bit on open gas flame. Remove the peppers, fill with stuffing. Place on the hot pan. Cook on medium to low heat, covered for few minutes till cheese is melted. Then remove the lid and cook a bit more.
     
     
     

    Nutrition

    Serving: 2pieces | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg