Right around super bowl, when everyone was prepping for their game day snacks, I was seeing a lot of jalapeño popper recipes floating around. So boring! Right!? So I was thinking (out loud of course) instead why not do a jalapeño popper pizza? I backed up that decision with a, "yah, why not???".
Case in point. The jalapeño popper pizza. Better than it's sad boxed friend and ten times better than you think it's going to be! A crazy idea turned genius creation. You're welcome, ahead of time :)
The jalapeño just kind of hits you, BOOM, with all that spicy deliciousness. I LOVE heat but hey if you are a little timid use less jalapeños. But what I really love is just when you get a big bite of spicy jalapeño, your next bite has cream cheese on it and it's so silky smooth and tames all those wildfires on your tongue. It may a little too spicy for wee ones, i picked the jalapeños off or just leave them off half for my kids. There wasn't an ounce of this bad boy left on that board. We. Devoured. It.
Without hesitation, I bring you the recipe...
1 dough ball, click for recipe
½ c mozzarella
½ c jack cheese
½ c feta cheese
1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded (season with salt and pepper)
2 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled
½ small red onion, sliced thin
1 jalapeno, seeds removed, sliced thinly
1/3 block cream cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 475
Dust pizza peel with corn meal
Stretch pizza dough over pizza peel
Spread an even layer of olive oil over the dough
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Sprinkle the mozzarella and jack cheese over the pizza
Add toppings to pizza in this order:
Top with a light sprinkle of salt and pepper again
Bake for approx. 10 minutes or until the crust starts to get golden in spots
Remove from oven, slice and serve
*If you don't have a pizza stone or peel that you use, just throw the dough on whatever method you usually cook your home pizza on! But if you want one I HIGHLY recommend this one, i've had this exact one for 6 years and it's awesome. You leave it on the bottom of your oven. No crazy clean up required. And i use a wooden pizza peel that has a hole at the end of the handle, for easy hang up in the pantry.