Jalapeño Pizza Recipe
Spicy Jalapeño Pepperoni Pizza is an amped up version of the classic. The heat in the pepperoni pairs nicely with the bite of the jalapeño, taking place of the red pepper flakes you might usually use to top your pizza.
- All-purpose flour
- 1 pound pizza dough store-bought or homemade
- 10 deli slices mozzarella cheese or 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 15 to 20 slices of pepperoni
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 jalapeño chile sliced
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F. Lightly flour a rimless baking sheet or pizza peel.
On a clean, floured surface, shape the dough into 2 medium-ish rounds. Let the dough sit for 5 minutes, then re-form it to make sure it’s as big as you’d like it to be. Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet or pizza peel.
Distribute the mozzarella on top of the crusts. Spread the pizza sauce over the cheese and scatter with the pepperoni, red pepper flakes, and slice jalapeños.
Transfer the pizzas to the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and season with salt, pepper, and extra red pepper flakes if you like. Serve immediately.
Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1141mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 4mg