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 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 848.4 Calories from Fat 516.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57.4g 88%
Saturated Fat 27.7g 139%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 132.8mg 44%
Sodium 1129.6mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 58.1g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 9.2g
Protein 27g 54%

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