Jalapeno Popper Bread can double as a delicious appetizer or easy pizza dinner with bacon, cream cheese, and jalapeno slices for maximum flavor!  

 

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Jalapeno Popper Bread can double as a delicious appetizer or easy pizza dinner with bacon, cream cheese, and jalapeno slices for maximum flavor!

This is one of those recipes that’s tasty enough to bring to a party as an appetizer, but SO tasty that you’ll want to eat it for dinner. My husband even had people offering him money to buy his lunch when he brought the leftovers to work. It was quite hilarious!

 

Jalapeno Popper Bread can double as a delicious appetizer or easy pizza dinner with bacon, cream cheese, and jalapeno slices for maximum flavor!

So, today’s my birthday. Not just any birthday … my 30TH birthday. I didn’t think it would bug me so bad to turn 30, but it is. It’s like I can see my life flashing before my eyes. It’s ridiculous, but true, and I just want to grab onto each moment and enjoy it that much more. And for my birthday weekend I’m headed to Sacramento, California for IFBC (International Food Blogger Conference). There’s going to be amazing food, fun excursions, lots of other bloggers and companies to connect with, and great things to learn. It should be a good time. I’ll let you know how it goes when I get back.

 

Jalapeno Popper Bread can double as a delicious appetizer or easy pizza dinner with bacon, cream cheese, and jalapeno slices for maximum flavor!

As for today’s recipe, this jalapeno popper bread has ALL the good stuff! Cream cheese, garlic, bacon, jalapenos, and mozzarella cheese. It’s like garlic bread, but 10x better! That is, if you like spicy food. Heck, I don’t even love spicy food, but this bread wasn’t too hot for me to enjoy, thanks to the cream cheese. And it was still spicy enough for my spicy lovin’ husband to go nuts for.

 

Jalapeno Popper Bread can double as a delicious appetizer or easy pizza dinner with bacon, cream cheese, and jalapeno slices for maximum flavor!

It’s really hard to eat just one of these, so if you eat it like pizza for dinner, I won’t blame you. 😉  The bread we used for this amazing jalapano popper bread is Rhodes’ Artisan Mini Baguettes and they are delicious! They have a crusty exterior and are super soft and fluffy on the inside. Perfection! Head over to the Rhodes blog to get the recipe for this jalapeno popper bread!

 

Recipe added 9/22/16. For a step-by-step photo tutorial, visit the Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Blog.

Jalapeno Popper Bread

Jalapeno Popper Bread can double as a delicious appetizer or easy pizza dinner with bacon, cream cheese, and jalapeno slices for maximum flavor!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Rhodes Warm-N-Serv Artisan Mini-Baguettes (4 baguettes), room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 2 Tbsp jalapeno slices chopped (from a jar or can) + extra slices for on top (about 2-3 Tbsp extra slices)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine the cream cheese, garlic, bacon, and chopped jalapeno in a bowl. Beat together with a hand mixer until combined.
  2. Cut each baguette in half width-wise. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly among the slices of bread.
  3. Top with mozzarella cheese and extra jalapeno slices. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
  4. If serving as an appetizer, slice each bread into two or three pieces. If eating like a main dish/pizza, each bread is like one slice of pizza. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Recipe altered from Chef-In-Training

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Jalapeno Popper Bread can double as a delicious appetizer or easy pizza dinner with bacon, cream cheese, and jalapeno slices for maximum flavor!