Sweet Heat. One of my favorites. Its addicting to me. Grumpy? Not so much. So, when I made this pizza, I made it as a pizza for one. Grumpy, he stuck to his regular, boring, calzone.  Give me some sweet hot pepper jelly, cream cheese, bacon, and jalapeno slices.  Throw in some shrimp.  I’m a happy girl.  Even happier when its on top of a pizza crust.  🙂

Jalapeno Popper Pizza with Shrimp and Bacon
Pizza has been our weekly carb treat.  Lately, I’ve been making my crust with King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat.  It takes some getting used to, when you’ve been doing white flour crusts.  When Grumpy saw I was making whole wheat, he was a little “concerned” but guess what?  He ate it.  🙂
This particular pizza did not have a whole wheat crust.  I actually made this weeks ago when I still had white flour in the house.  I’ve just been lazy about writing the post.  Every week since I’ve made this pizza, when we do have pizza dough in the making, I hear from Grumpy “your not going to make one of your “bucked” up pizzas again are you?”.  ha ha.  I can’t help it.  I’m just a “bucked” up kind of girl!

I absolutely love this flavor combination.  I had the shrimp and bacon left over from my Deviled Eggs with Shrimp and Bacon, so it was easy for me to just toss this one together.  If you haven’t tried it, then you must!
 

Jalapeno Popper Pizza with Shrimp and Bacon

Published 04/05/2014
Jalapeno Popper Pizza with Shrimp and Bacon

Spicy sweet hot pepper jelly mixed with cream cheese spread over a baked pizza crust, with salty crisp bacon and sauteed shrimp topping and an extra heat kick from jalapeno pepper slices!

Ingredients

  • pizza dough (your favorite recipe or store bought dough)
  • 8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons sweet hot pepper jelly
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, crisp cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup cooked shrimp, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Press pizza dough out onto pizza stone or baking sheet (pizza stone works best!). I opted to make mine single serving size.
  2. Bake for 10 minutes, or until crust just begins to brown.
  3. While dough is baking, combine the cream cheese and sweet hot pepper jelly. Set aside.
  4. Remove dough from oven and spread with cream cheese mixture. Top with jalapeno slices, shrimp, and bacon.
  5. Return to oven and bake another 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is beginning to bubble and slightly brown.

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: pizza, shrimp, bacon, jalapeno, cheese, sweet heat

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

4 Comments

  1. Life Tastes Good April 5, 2014 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I guess I'm 'bucked' up too! This looks amazing! I'll come for dinner anytime :o)

  2. vanillasugarblog April 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    kicked up pizzas are the ONLY way to go.
    and yes, I love shrimp on my pizza too!

  3. Renee P April 6, 2014 at 12:46 am - Reply

    I'm right there with you on the sweet heat! Nom, nom, nom!!

  4. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic April 6, 2014 at 9:10 am - Reply

    This combination of ingredients sounds wonderful to me. I'm going to have to make this.

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