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Jalapeno Popper Pizza

This Jalapeno Pizza is a spicy take on the classic poppers appetizer. Cut into sticks, squares or triangles for an easy appetizer.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings (appetizer)
Calories 296kcal


Pizza Crust

  • 1 cup very warm not hot water
  • 2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • Extra olive oil for greasing the pizza stone or pan
  • Cornmeal for dusting the stone or pan (optional)


  • 4 slices cooked bacon crumbled or chopped
  • 2 jalapenos thinly sliced remove the seeds for less heat
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella cheese more if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


For the crust

  • Pour the warm water into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar and the warm water. Let stand for 5-10 minutes to activate the yeast. When it's frothy, it's ready.
  • Whisk in the olive oil and the salt. Stir in 2 cups of flour and mix well. Mix in an additional 1/2 cup of flour.
  • Put the other ½ cup of flour on a large cutting board and knead into the dough. (You can also make the dough in a stand mixer, making sure to switch to the dough hook after mixing in the first two cups of flour)
  • Cover and let rise in the bowl until doubled in size; about 45 minutes. If you are in a pinch for time, you can also just roll it out and use it right away.
  • Once dough is risen, punch it down.
  • Lightly brush your pizza stone or pan with olive oil and then sprinkle corn meal over it. This will help the dough not to stick.
  • Put all of the dough on the pizza stone and roll to the edges. If you roll it slightly over the edges, you can take the overlapping dough and lift it back onto the pan, making a higher crust edge.

For the toppings

  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese with the garlic powder and onion powder. Spread your the cream cheese mixture onto the dough, leaving a little space at the edges.
  • Top with the bacon and sliced jalapenos, then sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese. You can also do the cheese first and then the bacon and jalapenos if you prefer.
  • Bake in a 450-degree oven for about 15 minutes until crust is golden and cheese is melted and bubbly. Watch pizza carefully. Pay more attention to the appearance of the pizza than to the timer.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.


This pizza will make 8-10 appetizer size servings. To serve as a meal, it will make about 4 servings.
Storage - Food should be stored within 2 hours for safety. Place cooled pizza in a plastic storage bag or container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
Freezing - Freezer your pizza in a single layer for up to 6 months. Double wrap to protect from freezer burn.
Reheating - My favorite way to reheat any kind of pizza is in the air fryer. It only takes a few minutes at 400℉. You can also bake in the oven at 350℉. If frozen, thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.


Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 11gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 566mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 370IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 2mg
Keyword jalapeno pizza, jalapeno popper pizza