These pizza poppers are a cross between jalapeno poppers and pizza rolls.
They are flakey and butter on the outside, but spicy and creamy on the inside!
These pizza poppers are an absolute must when appetizers are needed.
There is a family that we have been friends with for years. They were engaged when they moved into our old neighborhood and my husband and I were pregnant with our first baby. We struck up a casual conversation one day and before long we were the closest of friends. We’ve seen them get married, celebrated when they found out they were expecting twins and cried with them when they lost one of those twins. We’ve been there when their second child was born and we’ve seen them through house renovations and frustrations. In turn, they’ve been with us for the birth of all our kids, they’ve taken care of our pets, listened to our fears and concerns. They’ve seen our kids grow up and we’ve seen there’s do the same.
We’ve both moved away from the old neighborhood but we still get together ever month or so. At first, we would do elaborate dinners (we are all foodies), but we always ended up with more food than the nine of us could ever eat, so we turned to doing snack night instead. Snacks suit us much better and munchies are way more fun!
Garlic Bread Cheese Dip is less filling than pasta, Skillet Chili Cheese Dip is almost tastier than chili, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken Dip is almost as satisfying as actual Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Pizza is always great to have with friends, but you can eat way more of these pizza poppers than pizza and they are simply fun to eat!
This recipe is based on my Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos. I halved jalapenos and stuffed with a cream cheese mixture that combines my favorite pizza toppings. Crescent rolls surround each pepper then they get baked just until golden brown. The outside is perfectly flakey while the insides are salty, creamy and melty. They peppers stay a little firm which gives each bite some substance. Serve these poppers with pizza sauce and you practically have yourself a meal!
Pizza Popper Notes:
Careful when handling the jalapenos. You may want to use gloves, as the oils from the peppers can stay on your finger tips; avoid touching your eyes.
You could add or omit any of the filling ingredients (except the cream cheese), this is a pretty versatile recipe,
Lightly brush the tops of each roll with butter, although a light spray of cooking spray will also do the trick.
- 1 8 oz tube crescent roll dough
- 8 jalapenos
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella
- ⅓ cup finely diced pepperoni
- ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Core jalapeños and slice them in half and set aside.
In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella, diced pepperoni, and seasoning. Divide the cheese mixture between each of the jalapeño halves.
Divide each crescent triangle in half so that you have 16 strips. Carefully, wrap one strip around each jalapeño and place on a lined baking sheet.
Combine melted butter and garlic salt an brush mixture over each crescent. Bake for 16 minutes or until golden.
Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g