Sunday, January 26, 2020

Jalapeno Popper Pizza

This pizza is super quick to throw together and tastes just like a jalapeno popper!

I had to make a few adjustments to this recipe that makes it similar to one I've posted before. Nick does not and will not eat ranch dressing. I'll be honest and say that I was sure he would eat it with the cream cheese as the "sauce", but I took a chance. I'm glad I did and used whipped cream cheese and ranch dressing seasoning mix in place of the heavier ranch dressing to regular cream cheese ratio. I chose to dice my jalapenos to cover more surface area and I used bacon bits instead of cooking bacon and crumbling it...because I'm lazy. This is a really quick pizza recipe to throw together and I do appreciate that some Fridays when I'm just tired and done and ready to relax.

What you need:
  • 8 Tbsp. whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 packet ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 recipe pizza dough
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 1 packet bacon bits
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  1. Mix together cream cheese and ranch seasoning mix.
  2. Roll pizza dough out to a 12-inch circle and place on a cornmeal dusted pizza pan.
  3. Spread ranch cream cheese over the pizza dough.
  4. Sprinkle with jalapeno and bacon. Top with cheeses.
  5. Bake in a preheated 500 degree oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until crust is browned.
Recipe adapted from Closet Cooking

This hearty Spicy Chicken and Jalapeno Pizza is one of my other favorite jalapeno pizzas - I adore the mozz stick slices instead of shredded cheese too. If you like appetizers made into pizzas, this Chili Cheese Fries Pizza from Real Food By Dad is a total winner!

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