If you can’t tell, I fixate. I think something is good, and then I have to make it a million different ways so I can make sure that I have fully appreciated all of the possibilities and flavor combinations.
I fixated with donuts. I fixated with Guinness. Now I’m having an issue with Pizza flavors. I hope you love pizza too?
When I got home this morning, uh, slightly dazed from flying 6,000 miles, filming for two different shows in two different cities in New Jersey in 48 hours, I was hungry. Like, ravenous.
I am not sure what possessed turn jalapeno poppers into a pizza. I’m guessing sleep deprivation.
The jalapeno’s are still spicy, but the combination of the cream cheese and the crust helps to cut the burn! And the bacon is so good because, well, it’s bacon.
This would be fun to put in place of your traditional jalapeno poppers next time you are watching a game or hanging out with friends. If it wasn’t the middle of the day, and if I didn’t have two little kids to watch after, and if I wasn’t so tired I would have been dead to the world after two sips, then this would have gone down nicely with an icy cold beer!
Jalapeno Popper Pizza, serves 6
1 ball pizza dough
¼ cup semolina
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 large jalapeno, thinly sliced
1 shallot, thinly sliced
3 slices bacon, cooked to crispy
1) Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. If you have a pizza atone, put it on the bottom of the oven. Prepare a sheet pan with a brushing of olive oil.
2) Sprinkle the semolina on the counter top, and put the dough down on top of the semolina.
3) Use the semolina to keep the dough from sticking, and roll it out until it is very thin and round.
4) Transfer the pizza dough to the oiled sheet pan. Brush the pizza dough with a thin layer of olive oil.
5) Place the pizza dough on the sheet pan in the oven. I lay the sheet pan on the pizza stone.
6) I par-bake the pizza crust for about 5-7 minutes until golden and crispy.
7) Try to spread the cream cheese evenly over the pizza crust.
8) In a small dish, combine the jalapeno and shallot with the tsp of olive oil.
9) Sprinkle the jalapenos, shallot and bacon over the cream cheese.
10) Put the pizza in the oven and bake another 5 minutes until the cream cheese is hot and golden and the jalapenos and shallots are softened and golden.
11) Slice and serve hot!Print Recipe
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Wow! That is a fantastic pizza and I love the crust…it is perfection!
Perfection!!!??? thanks Ann 🙂
wow! I am definitely trying this….Thank you .And I can’t wait until I see these shows.
thanks Christine! Me too lol! It doesn’t really seem real. But this summer I guess it will be 🙂
this is lovely, and right up my hubby’s alley. He will adore the jalapeno’s on his pizza!
oh good cassie!!! I can’t believe how many people love jalapenos on their pizza.
How interesting! My hubby and I like to add jalepenos to odd things, so this will be fun to try!
And I’ll take a step out of my zone and try your crust recipe. I have one that I think is ‘perfect’ but there’s lots of times different breads work better with different things, so maybe I’ll have a new one to switch things up with on occasion!
this looks fabulous, was wondering if a flatout type of crust could be used and then lighten it up with light cream cheese and turkey bacon? im always looking for a lighter way to do things, thank you
Oh I’m sure that would be great! You could also use whole wheat crust!
Jalapeno poppers in pizza form? You are a genius! What an innovative way to make pizza. Will have to squeeze this in my dinner menu this week 🙂
I cannot believe you came home after that whirlwind trip and threw together homemade pizza! I would be happy to have one ounce of your energy. You make a gorgeous crust.
Ha! It’s not energy Vicki! It’s a caffeine high!
Pizza is not really bad for you because it has grain,cheese and tomato sauce. these are normal healthy things but depends what kind of pizza it is. I like pizza wandsworth
Fixated with pizza? I’m cool with that! I love the addition of jalapeno. Anything spicy I can jive with.
Love all these pizzas you have ben sharing with us Heather!
My kids would gobble this up. Beautiful pizza with such vibrant colors!
Fixation can be a good thing. And I’d definitely say that this pizza is a very good thing.
A good fixation. I’ve been fixated on pizza like this for a while. It’s been FOREVER since I’ve had a pizza with tomato sauce or pepperoni and I’m good with that. This one looks amazing; a must try.
Great thinking with the jalapeno popper topping! Your crust looks perfect – I bet this pizza has the perfect creamy spicy crunch!
This looks great Heather! Such a great mix of ingredients. Can’t wait to try!
Oh Heather! You’ve outdone yourself. Can’t wait to try this soon!
What kind of dough did you use? Brand etc?
I used trader Joes pizza dough. I also think Safeway makes Excellent fresh deli pizza dough- it tastes better than TJ’s brand is more readily available.
Will be trying that pizza as the poppers are always a huge hit. Great idea.
Great Idea on the pizza. I bet it will be even better on the grill.