Jalapeno Popper Pizza

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This jalapeno popper pizza is the perfect way to switch up pizza night at your house or a fun, creative appetizer for the next time you have friends over! It's got all your favorite flavors of jalapeno poppers - sharp cheddar, bacon, jalapenos, and cream cheese - piled high on a crispy pizza crust for a hand-held appetizer everyone will love! 


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup sliced chives + more for garnish
  • 8 oz. thick-cut Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup cooked crispy potato crowns
  • 4 small jalapenos, ribs and seeds removed, sliced
  • 5 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper


  • sliced green onion
  • sliced chives


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Roll 1 pound of pizza dough out on a lightly floured surface. Spray a pizza pan or sheet pan with olive oil or sprinkle it with cornmeal. Transfer the crust to the pan.
  3. Par-bake crust for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add 8 ounces of cubed cream cheese to the crust and bake it for another 2 minutes. Carefully spread the cream cheese across the crust in an even layer. 
  5. Add 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/4 cup sliced chives, a couple pinches of salt and pepper, 8 ounces shredded cheese, 1 cup of cooked potato crowns, and 4 sliced jalapenos. 
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. 
  7. Add 5 slices of crumbled bacon and bake for another 5 minutes or so. 
  8. Garnish with green onion and chives and enjoy!
  9. If you loved this recipe, please leave a 5-star rating and review below!



  • Don't skip the par-bake. Partially baking the pizza crust is going to give you that perfect crispy crust and ensure that the toppings don't make the pizza crust soggy. It also helps to create a sturdy base for the cream cheese to be spread across.
  • Use a pizza pan if you can. This pizza pan is my favorite because it's just the right size for a pound of pizza dough and it's got small holes in it that allow the pizza to get super crispy on the bottom. If you make pizza a lot, you need a pizza pan!