Jalapeno Popper Pizza

Lynn Socko


This tasted just like the poppers I make only with a crust!

NOTE: Prep time does not include cooking bacon or making dough from scratch.

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
12" - 13" pizza
10 Min
30 Min


pizza dough, see note below
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
4 oz
cheddar, grated
4 oz
monterey jack cheese, grated
4 oz
cotija cheese, crumbled
red bell pepper, diced finely
2 tbsp
sweet onion
fresh jalapenos, sliced into rings
2-3 slices
bacon, cooked and crumbled


1I recommend using or rolling your dough out thinly. You could make two pizza's with this amount of cheese, but I wanted to really get a popper flavor, so I used a LOT of cheese on just one pizza.
2Bring cream cheese to room temp and place in mixing bowl with the other cheeses, diced red bell pepper and diced onion. Mix till well combined.
NOTE: You can add diced jalapeno to the cheese if desired. Also you can use any white melting cheese instead of Monterrey Jack.
3Place dough on a pizza pan or in a cast iron skillet. Spread cheese mixture out over dough. Add sliced (rings) of fresh jalapeno and crumbled bacon on top.
4Bake till cheese is melted and bubbly. I used a 12" cast iron skillet, baked at 425º for 30 min. Cool slightly then slice and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers, Pizza
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Mexican