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Jalapeno Popper Pizza

Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Pizza
Servings: 2 pizzas
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

  • 2 teaspoons active or instant yeast
  • cups lukewarm water
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • teaspoons salt

For Toppings

  • 4 jalapenos sliced (or to taste)
  • 2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup chive and onion cream cheese
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled

Instructions

  • If using active dry yeast; dissolve in lukewarm water with a teaspoon of sugar. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes until frothy. If you're using instant yeast, you can skip this step.
  • Combine the dissolved yeast (or the instant yeast) with the flour, olive oil and salt. Mix and knead until everything comes together (by hand, mixer or bread machine set on the dough cycle). Mix until you have a soft, smooth dough.
  • Using a stand mixer, it should take about 5-6 minutes at medium speed. Dough should clear the sides of the bowl but stick to the bottom a bit.
  • Grease a large bowl with a few drops of olive oil. Place dough in bowl. Flip once to coat both sides with oil, cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let it rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

For Finishing Pizza:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Meanwhile, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  • Use parchment or pizza paddle sprinkled with cornmeal. Separate dough into 2 equal pieces. Shape each dough into desired shape. Place dough on parchment or pizza paddle.
  • Soften cream cheese in microwave for about 15 seconds. Do not melt. Just soften. Spread half over pizza. Top with mozzarella and colby jack cheeses. Sprinkle with jalapenos and bacon. Repeat for second pizza.
  • Slide pizza onto preheated stone and bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheeses are melted and crust is crisp and lightly browned.