Jalapeño Popper Pizza

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

Thin crust jalapeño popper pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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?

Thin crust jalapeño popper pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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!

Thin crust jalapeño popper pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Jalapeño Popper Pizza

Extra cheesy thin crust jalapeño popper pizza with salty bacon crumbles! Your favorite appetizer in pizza form!
Prep Time1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 3 plus



  • 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

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Thin crust jalapeño popper pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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22 Responses to “Jalapeño Popper Pizza”

  1. #
    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats — February 1, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    That pizza looks incredible! The colors just pop, (pun intended)! This is perfect for Game Day, or ANY day!

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      Rachel — February 1, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks, Cynthia!

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    Taylor Kiser — February 1, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I just love your pizza creations! Two classics in one for a winning flavor combination! Win-win! Forget delivery – I want this!

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      Rachel — February 2, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Thanks Taylor!

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    Maria — February 1, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Genius toppings!

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      Rachel — February 2, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Thanks Maria!

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — February 2, 2017 at 6:47 am

    the spicier the better. We always have jalapenos on our pizza. Either baked in or we just add them on top. so good!!!

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      Rachel — February 2, 2017 at 6:56 am

      Agreed! Love spicy pizza :)

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    cakespy — February 3, 2017 at 8:39 am

    DANG this sounds delicious. I love spicy!! And I love pizza. Dream meal!

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      Rachel — February 4, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Thank you!

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    Kris — February 5, 2017 at 9:24 am

    This is sooo good. Even better I mixed up some of your White Garlic Pizza sauce and used it for dipping. MmmmMmmm good.

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      Rachel — February 6, 2017 at 7:09 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Kris!

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    Fariya — February 19, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Is the dough soft or slightly crispier?

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      Rachel — February 20, 2017 at 7:28 am

      It can be soft or extra crispy, it depends on how long you cook it.

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    Deb — April 17, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Awesome pizza! And I HATED Gone Girl too…

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      Rachel — April 19, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Thanks, Deb! :)

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    Patricia — July 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Perfect for my overabundance of jalapenos peppers. What better way to use them but on a pizza.

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      Rachel — July 19, 2018 at 8:14 am


  10. #
    Lisa — July 13, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Unbelievably delicious. Used frozen pre-made dough and Jalapenos from my garden

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      Rachel — July 23, 2021 at 8:05 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

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    Staci — July 16, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Made this today to try it out since my son was home. Did not do the homemade pizza dough but got a bakery pizza dough from Publix. The pizza was awesome and my 19 year old son inhaled half of it! His only request (and I agreed) was to add more jalapeño slices next time (I only
    did 2 jalapeños this time) and to leave some slices with the seeds and membranes to add more heat. Thank you for sharing this. Definitely adding this one to our family pizza nights 😁

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      Rachel — July 17, 2022 at 7:16 am

      So glad you both enjoyed it!

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