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Deconstructed Chorizo-Goat Cheese-Jalapeno Poppers Pizza

After a long day of making jalapeno poppers, of which we are very fond, we were left with a number of leftover ingredients. Not wanting anything to go do waste, we took a good look at our ingredients pile and found we had the perfect collection for pizza! Talk about good news! All we had to do was whip up a simple flatbread, then pile on the preferred ingredients, though you can easily use Italian or French bread, or even a store bought crust. Here is one of the pizzas we enjoyed.

Deconstructed Chorizo Goat Cheese Jalapeno Popper Pizza Recipe


  • 1 flat bread crust (see recipe below)
  • 4 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • ¼ cup goat cheese
  • 4 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup cooked chorizo
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • ½ cup shredded Colby Jack/white cheddar mixture
  • Dried basil to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat Oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spread tomato sauce over your prepared flat bread crust and sprinkle with fresh basil and fresh oregano.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, garlic and salt. Mix well.
  4. Top pizza with spoonfuls of your cream cheese mixture and goat cheese.
  5. Top with chorizo and jalapeno pepper slices.
  6. Top with cheeses.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  8. Sprinkle with dried basil and serve!

Simple Flat Bread Recipe

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup water + 1-2 tablespoons

Cooking Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, butter and water. Mix to form a dough. Knead about 5 minutes.
  2. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate about 30 minutes.
  3. Separate dough into 2 portions and flatten with a rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  4. Heat a large grilling pan to medium-high heat and cook each flat bread dough about 2-3 minutes, or until the dough hardens. Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes. The dough will form a cracker-like crust.

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