Jalapeño Popper Pizza

All the flavors of a cheesy jalapeño popper is so much better in pizza form, with added bacon of course!

Jalapeño Popper Pizza - All the flavors of a cheesy jalapeño popper is so much better in pizza form, with added bacon of course!

Imagine a jalapeño popper in the form of a pizza.

Yes. It’s as epic as it sounds.

And better than a traditional jalapeño popper in my opinion.

All you need is some pizza dough (homemade or store-bought – no judgment with the store-bought route of course!), room temperature cream cheese, pepppers, cheese and bacon. DUH.

You can’t have a jalapeño popper anything without bacon.

You just can’t.

Jalapeño Popper Pizza

All the flavors of a cheesy jalapeño popper is so much better in pizza form, with added bacon of course!

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 jalapeño chiles, sliced
  • 1 Thai red chili pepper, sliced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 (13.8-ounce can) refrigerated classic pizza crust
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza pan with olive oil.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, jalapeño, red chili pepper and shallot; set aside.
  4. Working on a surface that has been sprinkled with cornmeal, roll out the pizza into a 12-inch-diameter round. Transfer to prepared baking sheet or pizza pan.
  5. Spread cream cheese evenly over the top, leaving a 1-inch border. Top with bacon, jalapeño mixture and cheese.
  6. Place into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted.
  7. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Heather Christo

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 424.2 Calories from Fat 258.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.7g 44%
Saturated Fat 13.9g 70%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 66.4mg 22%
Sodium 564.8mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 29.0g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugars 4.6g
Protein 13.5g 27%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.