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Jalapeno Popper Pizza


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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 1/4 cup semolina or yellow cornmeal
  • 1 ball pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups grated jalapeño Monterey jack cheese


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 45mins
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza pan with olive oil.
Heat a small skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
In a small bowl, combine the jalapeños and shallot with 1-2 teaspoons olive oil.
Working on a surface that has been sprinkled with semolina or cornmeal, roll out the pizza dough into a 10-inch-diameter round. Transfer to prepared baking sheet or pizza pan.
Spread the cream cheese evenly over the top, leaving a 1-inch border. Top with jalapeño monterey jack, jalapeños, shallots and bacon.
Place into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is crisp and brown on the bottom and the cheese is melted on top.
Cut the pizza into wedges and serve immediately.

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