This jalapeño popper pizza recipe is a family favorite in our house. Jalapeño, bacon and cream cheese on top of a fathead pizza crust – what more could you ask for?
This keto pizza recipe made my husband fall in love with me all over again. No joke! He said it was one of the best pizzas he’d ever had, keto or not.
And the man loves his pizza. Don’t we all? There aren’t too many of us who would turn down a slice of gooey, melty pizza.
But the marriage of pizza and jalapeño poppers really is something special. It’s so good, it almost makes you wonder why pepperoni is the dominant favourite.
My family loves the flavor of jalapeno poppers. They gobbled this pizza up just as quickly as they do my Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken. Clearly I need to work bacon, cream cheese, and hot peppers into more of my keto dinner recipes!
This jalapeno popper pizza is made with my keto pizza crust. See alternatives below.
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Baking Powder
- Cream Cheese
How to make jalapeno popper pizza
- Cook the bacon: Chop it first, as it crisps up better this way. Then drain on a paper towel-lined plate while you make the crust.
- Prepare the keto pizza crust: Fathead dough can be a bit tricky so make sure you read the step-by-step instructions and tips in that recipe.
- Roll out the dough: Place it on a large piece of parchment paper, top with another piece of parchment, and roll out to a 12 inch circle.
- Pre-bake the crust: Fathead dough needs to be pre-baked so it won’t be soggy. I like to do this on a pizza stone as it crisps up better. But do NOT put the dough directly on the stone or it will stick. Make sure you keep it on the bottom piece of parchment.
- Spread with the “sauce”: In this recipe, the sauce is softened cream cheese with a little garlic.
- Top with shredded cheese: I like the combination of mozzarella and cheddar for gooeyness, colour, and flavour.
- Add the bacon and jalapeno: Sprinkle the pizza generously with the cooked bacon and sliced pepper.
- Bake again: Return the pizza to the oven for another 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Alternative keto pizza crusts
I really do love my classic fathead pizza crust for this recipe, but you do have other options.
- For a nut-free keto pizza crust, use a half recipe of the dough from my keto bagels. Then roll out and prepare as directed below.
- You can also try the crust from my keto breakfast pizza. You will need to either cut the crust recipe in half or double the toppings.
- Finally, you can try some pre-made keto crusts like KBosh or Outer Aisle.
Got leftover jalapeno popper pizza? Awesome! It makes a great lunch or even another dinner.
Store the leftovers in a covered container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Then simply gently rewarm in the oven or in the microwave.
More delicious keto jalapeno recipes
- Keto Cheddar Jalapeno Muffins
- Easy Keto Cornbread
- Cheddar Jalapeno Meatballs
- Cheddar Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers
- Jalapeno Cheese Bread
- Jalapeno Popper Egg Cups
Keto Jalapeño Popper Pizza
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 recipe fathead pizza crust
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 large jalapeño pepper thinly sliced(with seeds if you like it hotter, without if not)
- Cook the chopped bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat until crisp. Let drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Place the dough on a large piece of parchment paper. Cover with another piece of parchment and roll out to a 12 inch circle. Remove the top parchment and roll up edges of circle slightly to create a crust edge.
- Transfer the bottom parchment with the crust to a pizza stone or a large cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the center is beginning to firm up. Remove from the oven.
- In a small bowl, stir together the softened cream cheese and the garlic. Spread this evenly over the crust. Top with the mozzarella and cheddar, and sprinkle with the chopped bacon and sliced jalapeño.
- Return to the oven and bake another 10 minutes or so, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before slicing.
Amanda A says
I don’t really like raw jalapenos but love the pickled ones. Would that be a weird substitution?
Not at all! Go for it.
We use a different keto crust but OMG this is the best pizza topping I think I’ve ever tried!! Even my husband, who in his pre-keto life, only ate pepperoni pizza (and ate it almost weekly) says that it is the best pizza he’s ever ate! We’ve made it a few times now but last night he thought he wanted a pepperoni pizza and I wanted a jalapeño popper pizza so we made both. After dinner, he had only ate two bites of his pepperoni pizza and two slices of the jalapeño popper pizza. Safe to say, if he chose this over his beloved pepperoni, that this recipe is a winner!
Is it possible to make this recipe bigger because my family is 8 people and we eat a lot.????
Make two! 🙂
Charlton Grech says
Can you please tell me the amount of almond flour ,coconut flour and baking powder please ? Because i want to try it !!!
The crust recipe is linked right in the recipe here. So you should be able to just click through and get all the information for the crust! 🙂
Love the bacon and jalapeno combo! We served it at our game night and everyone loved it!
So good with just the right amount of kick – YUM!
Everything about this recipe is outstanding! So yummy!
Aimee Shugarman says
Another great recipe. This turned out amazing!
Tanya Schroeder says
If your husband says this is the best he has ever had, then I have to try it!
Beth Pierce says
What a fun and light pizza recipe! I love the kick of the jalapeños, too! Delish!
My husband is allergic to almonds, have you tried it with a different flour?
I have not. You can try sunflower seed flour.
Susanne in Wyoming says
I made this with regular bacon, because that’s what I had. But it was still OUTSTANDING!!!
I was careful, though, to remove all the seeds and white part – leaving a nice jalapeno flavor without the burn!
Thank you for your great recipes, Carolyn – looking forward to your cookbook!
LuAnne Chavez says
This will be the next low carb pizza recipe I try. Is it really spicy if you remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapeño? I like spicy food but my husband isn’t a big fan…he doesn’t mind a little spice but nothing really hot. Instead of the bacon, I was thinking I might use Mexican chorizo.
It’s not particularly spicy at all. Chorizo sounds delicious!
Leslie Lockwood says
Love the crust, but my husband is not a super fan of the hint of coconut when using coconut flour. Have you ever tried it with anything else?
You could try oat fiber, that would probably be a good replacement.
Thank you so much for this recipe. The crust and toppings are delicious and after trying dozens of low carb pizza recipes, this is the BEST. ( I couldn’t find the chicken bacon so I substituted smoked pork bacon.) The crust is sturdy but has a flakiness that is not found in most low carb doughs. This recipe is absolutely amazing!
can we put pizza/marina sauce? or other toppings we have? thanks