Jalapeno Popper Pizza

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Today’s guest post is from Chung-Ah at Damn Delicious.  I got to say…her Jalapeno Popper Pizza really does look damn delicious!  Doesn’t it?!  :)


So with this pizza, the marinara is substituted with a cream cheese base. So much better, right? Then we top that off with my favorite jalapeño monterey jack cheese from Trader Joe’s, fresh jalapeños, shallots, and of course, crumbled bacon. You can’t go anywhere without the bacon, right?

No, but really, I’m amazed as to how just 3 ingredients and 2 types of cheeses can create such a delightful pizza. And once you have all the pizza dough ready to go, it takes as much as 5 minutes to add the toppings and another 20 to go in the oven. I’ll be sure to make plenty of pizza dough for the freezer next time so I can make this again during the work week.



So here’s how you make this. The oven should be preheated to 475 degrees F.

Go ahead and start crisping up some bacon.


Just look at all of that gorgeous bacon fat.


Toss a couple of jalapeños and shallots with some olive oil. Be sure to wear gloves when handling jalapeños. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve burned my eyes and nose after touching jalapeños. Yikes!

I had some leftover pizza dough sitting in my freezer so I thawed it in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Once it’s nicely thawed, roll it out into a 10 or 11-inch diameter, or as thin as possible. My dough wouldn’t go past 8 inches.


Transfer the dough to an oiled baking sheet or pizza pan. Spread some softened cream cheese evenly over the top, leaving some room for the crust.

Here comes the good stuff, Trader Joe’s jalapeno monterey jack cheese. This is some amazing stuff, guys. I could seriously eat a block of it on its own.

Cheese heaven, right?  I just want to run around this mound and jump on it barefoot. Or would that be entirely weird?

Go ahead and sprinkle this stuff on top of the cream cheese. I used about a cup and a half but feel free to use more or less. I’d say more.
Top the cheese off with the jalapeños, shallots and crumbled bacon. Super easy, right?

Pop this into the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is a nice golden brown and has crisped.





Voila, dinner is served.




Thanks for sharing this terrific recipe, Chung-Ah!


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  1. 1


    I would love this pizza. I always have crushed red pepper on my pizza and love Jalapeno poppers…it just seems like a no brainer!! Yum!! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 3

    sue says

    This Pizza sounds great and I am planning on trying the recipe this weekend…….always looking for new pizza ideas.


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