JALAPEÑO POPPER PIZZA

•Jalapeño popper pizza, yup that’s what I said! It has everything my bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers have but in pizza form.  I used a premade wheat pizza dough, ya I know I should have a recipe on here for pizza dough, don’t judge me, but premade was just easier.  Don’t be afraid of the jalapeño, it’s not overwhelmingly spicy, just enough heat.  The cream cheese base calms things down a bit and the cilantro at the end brightens up all of the flavors…..and did I mention bacon? Have I sold you yet? other jalapeño recipes to give a whirl honey jalapeño cornbread corn and avocado salad with basil jalapeño popper stuffed chicken breast roasted shrimp and avocado salad baked potato soup

 

 

  Jalapeño Popper Pizza SmittenFoodie.com  inspired from better homes and gardens recipe

This recipe is for 2 full cookie sheet pizzas- adjust the vessel to your liking, suggestions below.
pizza dough- can make your own, or store bought.  Other alternative would be pita bread, flour tortillas, french bread, or toasted english muffins.
3 8oz tubs of whipped cream cheese
zest of 1 lime- wedge the lime after zesting and serve on the side
2 cloves garlic- finely minced
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
4 sprigs of thyme- removed from stem
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
3 large jalapeños- thinly sliced with width wise with the seeds and all
1 small red onion- cut in half and thinly sliced into 1/2 moons
8 slices of bacon- cooked on the “just about there” side- it will cook more in oven later. Roughly chopped.
handful of cilantro leaves, just picked off stems
 
450 °
serves 6-8
prep time 15 min and baking time 15-20 min

  Preheat oven to 450° I like my pizza crust on the thin side, but do how you do on whatever way or vessel of your choosing. Spray you baking sheet with cooking spray.  Spread out your pizza dough, let relax for a min while you get the other ingredients ready. Jalapeño Popper Pizza SmittenFoodie.com In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, lime zest, garlic, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Jalapeño Popper Pizza SmittenFoodie.com Spread cream cheese mixture evenly, leaving a little room along the edges.  Sprinkle on the thyme leaves. Jalapeño Popper Pizza SmittenFoodie.com Add the cheese. Now time for the jalapeños and red onion.   Jalapeño Popper Pizza SmittenFoodie.com Pop into the oven for 15 min until the cheese starts to get brown and bubbly and the crust is cooked. Jalapeño Popper Pizza SmittenFoodie.com Remove from oven and add the chopped bacon.  Return to oven for 5-7 more min until completely done. Jalapeño Popper Pizza SmittenFoodie.com Remove finished pizza(s) from oven and sprinkle on the cilantro. Jalapeño Popper Pizza SmittenFoodie.com Cut into desired pieces with some lime wedges on the side♥Enjoy Jalapeño Popper Pizza SmittenFoodie.com Jalapeño Popper Pizza SmittenFoodie.com  

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