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Air Fryer Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Air fryer breakfast stuffed peppers are the perfect low carb start to the day! A tender bell pepper filled with eggs you can eat on the go & enjoy today. Keto and delicious.

Air Fryer Breakfast Stuffed Peppers 2

This weekend I came up with these easy air fryer breakfast stuffed peppers and even my kids thought they were so good! Find even more air fryer recipes here. (originally published 1/19, affiliate links present)

Do you have an air fryer yet??!! I am all about Ninja Foodi lately which incorporates a pressure cooker AND an air fryer. 

I got this one last year that is an air fryer and a toaster oven but never put the time into learning how to make things using this function, until now!

It does NOT matter what kind of air fryer you have though, these air fryer breakfast stuffed peppers will work with any brand.

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Have you ever made air fryer vegetables like this before?

I had done this in my oven a while back, but then forgot about them until I started making a list of all the air fryer recipes I wanted to make.

  • If you’re starting or on the keto diet you know that eggs are a big YES and you probably eat a lot of them. Breakfast stuffed peppers are great to change things up a bit.
  • If you’ve printed our our keto food list you’ll notice that peppers aren’t on there but they are okay. Here’s information about onions and peppers on the keto diet plan.

But these are NOT just for those on a low carb diet or on this diet….they are just healthy, delicious, high in protein, and for everyone!

Air Fryer Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Since I am learning all about air frying and want to share the best air fryer recipes with you I did two tests with different temperatures, times and different amounts of eggs.

Here is how to make the perfect air fryer breakfast stuffed peppers for you.

Test 1

  • The two photos above here you see are the results
    • One pepper had 1 egg, one had 2 eggs in it to show the differences
  • I used a lower temperature at 330 degrees for 15 minutes
    • The 1 egg pepper came out over hard consistency (but not overdone, perfect to me)
    • The 2 egg pepper (directly above) came out over easy consistency with some of the egg white still loose (more of my husband’s preference)
  • Bell pepper came out with just touches of light brown on the edges, tender but not mushy at all (perfect consistency everyone agreed)
air fryer breakfast

Test 2

  • Top photo in this post and picture below here show you this outcome
    • Both stuffed peppers had 2 eggs in each half
  • Temperature was set higher at 390 degrees for 13 minutes
    • Eggs came out over hard but not overdone (perfect for me and my girls agreed)
  • Bell peppers came out with a crispier darker brown outside skin, not burned or mushy

I share both results because some people (like my husband) like their eggs on the underdone side of things. I personally thought test 2 was perfect overall so the recipe below reflects that. 😉

What you need to make air fryer breakfast stuffed peppers at home

  1. An air fryer, I have a Ninja Foodi 
  2. Bell peppers – remove seeds, use any color you choose
  3. Eggs – I prefer 2 inside each half of a bell pepper
  4. Olive oil
  5. Salt and pepper – a pinch of dry Sriracha flakes are yummy too for a little heat

If you’re adding a bit of precooked ground beef / meat mixture, the time will probably vary slightly but not much.

ninja foodi stuffed bell peppers

If you love these you should try our traditional stuffed green peppers recipe and our stuffed pepper casserole is a great twist too.

If you want a great side to this, try our air fryer breakfast potatoes.

cheesy potato recipe

Here’s the printable recipe for Ninja Foodi breakfast stuffed peppers. This has instructions for the crispier 2 egg pepper and the less crispy 1 egg pepper inside.

A great air fryer breakfast that you can add almost anything into.

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Air Fryer Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Air fryer breakfast stuffed peppers are the perfect low carb start to the day! A tender bell pepper filled with eggs you can eat on the go & enjoy today. Latest Ninja Foodi recipe we love. 
Course Breakfast, Entree, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, breakfast, egg, keto, low carb, ninja foodi, snack, stuffed peppers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 164kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds and middle leaving the edges in tact like bowls.
  • Use your finger to rub a bit of olive oil just on the exposed edges (where it was cut).
  • Crack two eggs into each bell pepper half. Sprinkle with desired spices.
  • Set them on a trivet inside your Ninja Foodi or directly inside your other brand of air fryer.
  • Close the lid on your air fryer (the one attached on the Ninja Foodi machine). 
  • Turn machine on, press air crisper button at 390 degrees for 13 minutes (times will vary slightly according to how well done you like your egg but this was perfect for us).
  • Alternatively if you’d rather have your bell pepper and egg less brown on the outside add just one egg to your pepper and set air fryer to 330 degrees for 15 minutes. (for an over hard egg consistency)
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 146mg6%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 2340IU47%
Vitamin C 76mg92%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sunday 12th of May 2024

I looked at the simplicity of this recipe, and the potential for an absolute winner because of the roasted pepper with cooked egg, and picked up a few peppers to make it happen.

But I looked at my medium sized peppers and my extra large eggs however, and thought two eggs would not fit in the halved peppers, so I cut the tops off two peppers and popped two eggs in each. There was still room to add some magic. But here’s where I will change things a bit next time. There was room to top the eggs with something else so I added a few slices of Roma tomatoes and then some shredded nacho cheddar cheese, and salt and peppered the eggs as well. Next time though, I will layer the tomatoes and cheese and spices below, between, and on top of the eggs so we have bites of everything as we cut into them. The tomatoes and cheese just amplified the starting point. And the peppers, likewise the Romas, turned out sweet and delicious. So the combination was over the moon.

I’m going to play with this a bit more before I try it on other family or friends because my version, like your #1 versions had swimmy whites, and though that’s also a plus for my husband, I prefer the whites to be cooked more. I used a convection oven rather than an air fryer and played with the temperature and time as my check-to-see-how-they’re-doing time at about 11 minutes still had the whites being really sloppy. And since the peppers were starting to nicely char – like yours, even with the longer cooking time and added heat they didn’t burn and just had that extra love from the little char – I didn’t want to keep them in too much longer.

It’s a simple recipe, but my gosh is it ever impressive !! Thank you so much for creating so many delicious dishes right out of the gate, and ones that are super easy to play around with ♥


Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Can I add shredded cheese? Would that change the timing?

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Shouldn't change timing.


Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Also do you preheat the air fryer?


Friday 1st of January 2021

Tried this in the ninja foodi pressure/airfryer for the 13 minutes at 390. Peppers were under cooked and the eggs were very runny but very brown on the top. Won't be making again.


Tuesday 12th of May 2020

I’m making these twice a week now for breakfast. Thank you! The only tip I have is that I use the female bell pepper to create a more stable base in the fryer.

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 12th of May 2020


Dave Kiser

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Excellent! I used Test 2 method 390 for 13 for 2 eggs, but only put 1 egg in - added chopped pre-cooked steak, bacon pieces, 1/4 slice of cheddar cheese chunked up, salt pepper and garlic.... still filling the 1/2 pepper like the 2nd egg would have - came out PERFECT!

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