Extra cheesy thin crust jalapeño popper pizza with salty bacon crumbles! Your favorite appetizer in pizza form!

Book update! I finally finished This Girl, the third in the Slammed series. It turned into my midday school pickup. So, I basically read it 15 minutes at a time, which is why it took longer than usual! My summertime reads go so much faster! More time to do whatever. Less rushing around. Anyway…the book! I enjoyed the first two. In fact, I loved the first one. But this one let me down. I had a feeling going into it that I shouldn’t bother, but I chose to read it anyway because I wanted more of the characters. Don’t get me wrong, it was still good, just not amazing. A retelling of the second book from a different point of view … eh.

So, now I’m ready to tackle something new. And maybe even not take quite so long to read this one. I have my eye on a few possibilities, but could end up going in an entirely different direction. Half of the time my decision is based on a combination of price and ratings so far… not to mention the obvious, the storyline! I can’t completely rely on rating alone. I was one of the few that hated Gone Girl when everyone else seemed to love it. There’s a risk in choosing books. You can have high hopes and be let down in such a huge way. Here’s to hoping that isn’t the case with my next pick! Are you reading anything amazing right now?

It’s pizza time… because why not?! And because the BIG game is almost here! It’s all about the commercials, the halftime show and of course… the food! Not that we need an excuse to eat pizza, but if there ever was a reason, this is a really good one!

You absolutely have to add this pizza to your game day plans. It’s the perfect combination of two classics! An appetizer/pizza mashup!

Easy homemade thin crust four cheese jalapeño popper and bacon pizza!! It’s a mouthful. A ridiculously fun and spicy mouthful!

You’ll be glad you ditched the take-out and made this instead! So fun. So flavorful! An absolute must make for game day or your next pizza night!

No ratings yet

Jalapeño Popper Pizza

Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Yield: 3 plus
Extra cheesy thin crust jalapeño popper pizza with salty bacon crumbles! Your favorite appetizer in pizza form!



  • 1/2 C water, heated to 115°F
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tb olive oil


  • 3-4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tb Parmesan cheese, optional
  • 1 1/2 C whole milk mozzarella
  • 1/2 C mild cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2-3 jalapeños, sliced
  • Ground black pepper



  • Heat water to 115°F, combine with yeast and sugar. Allow to proof for 5-10 minutes. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine flour and salt. With mixer running on low, slowly add yeast mixture, followed by olive oil. Mix until a smooth ball forms. Knead by hand if necessary. Transfer to a lightly greased bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size. 
  • Meanwhile, cook and crumble bacon. Drain on paper towels. Set aside. 
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. 
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Shape dough to desired shape and size. Spread softened cream cheese over the dough. Sprinkle with optional Parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with ground black pepper and cooked bacon crumbles. Lastly, arrange jalapeño slices over the top of the pizza. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until desired crispness is reached. 
  • Slice and serve immediately. 


Recipe roughly serves 3-6, yields 1: 10-inch pizza
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel


Calories: 632kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 1525mg, Potassium: 193mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1144IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 499mg, Iron: 3mg
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most accurate data, use your preferred nutrition calculator with the actual ingredients you used to make this recipe.
Did you make this recipe?I'd love to see it! Snap a picture and tag @bakedbyrachel on Instagram!
Course: Main Course

This post contains affiliate links.

Thin crust jalapeño popper pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel