I hope that I can convey how delicious this 5 ingredient jalapeno enchilada pizza recipe is and that I can do this magnificent pizza justice. If you wanted to make a recipe from my Five Ingredient Friday’s series, this one would definitely be right at the top of my list.
I sometimes title recipes as “bests” here on the SweetPhi blog. Like the best pumpkin loaf, or the best turkey tacos. This pizza definitely falls in the “bests” category, so let me tel you the story of how this 5 ingredient pizza recipe came to be.
So you know how there are somethings that may seem ‘weird’ food wise? Like dipping fries into milkshakes. That combo is crazy good. Or like making Korean tacos, Asian food mixed with Mexican food? It just works.
Just like this pizza.
It’s crazy good and unexpected.
It started when we had cream cheese as a topping on pizza at a restaurant. We were hesitant to order it. Cream cheese. On a pizza? Ummm…weird. Cream cheese should be used as a bagel spread, or in a dip, right? RIGHT?
Well, when we tried the pizza, omg. It was so good. Was it the cream cheese? I had to try it out at home to see.
And yup, I’m here to tell you: pizza with cream cheese on top is the best.
I’m also really digging enchiladas (like these 5 ingredient shrimp and black bean enchiladas) and have a ton of jalapenos growing in my garden (as you know from my 5 ingredient jalapeno cheddar dip last year, and this year it’s the same!) , so while we were getting crazy with the pizza toppings, why not use enchilada sauce as a pizza sauce?
The end result? Amazing!
We even made it at my in-laws for Sunday dinner, when they were having one of their famous pizza parties where pizzas are made using a kettlepizza grill attachment (here and here are past ones).
A super easy and delicious jalapeno enchilada pizza, perfect for any weeknight meal!
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5 Ingredient Jalapeno Enchilada Pizza
- 1 10 oz. thin premade pizza crust
- ¼ cup enchilada sauce I like using green, medium heat
- 1 ½ cups cheese shredded (can use Mexican blend, or mozzarella)
- 2 fresh jalapenos thinly sliced
- 2 oz. cream cheese
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Place a pizza crust on a baking sheet.
- Spread sauce over the crust, then sprinkle cheese around the pizza and place jalapeno slices over the cheese. Spoon dollops of cream cheese around the pizza.
- Bake for 12 minutes, then check for doneness and bake further until brown around edges and cheese is all melted (mine usually takes 15 minutes).
I made this for dinner last night and my husband and I both LOVED it! This pizza will definitely be added to our Friday night easy meal rotation. I was able to assemble the pizza while my oven preheated, and then while the pizza was in the oven I threw together a quick arugula-cherry tomato-avocado salad to accompany it. Easy and delicious! I used pickled jalapeno slices because that’s what I had on hand (and I’m super sensitive to the fresh ones and inevitably end up with burning hands no matter how careful I am). We were also surprised how much we liked the *cheap) thin crust I picked up from Aldi. I’m excited that I now have an extra crust and enchilada sauce in the freezer waiting for the next time I make this!
Thank you SO MUCH for coming back and leaving this awesome comment! So happy you loved this pizza (your side salad sounds amazing) and good to know one can use pickled jalapeno slices, and about the thin crust from Aldi! Also great idea about freezing the leftover sauce, I’m totally going to do that!
We are having it again just a week later! We needed a quick dinner idea and my husband requested it! ?
Yay! Makes me so happy to hear that!
Rony Jahid says
It looks soo cheesy, I love it. I think my children also would also be happy to try this. Thanks for sharing.
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
Ooh, my boys would love this! Looks so cheesy and delicious!
I think your boys would definitely love this, I’ve made it several times and everyone raves about it 😉
Um, this looks delicious, Phi! It’s like a jalapeño popper in pizza form! Perfect for Sunday night football viewing. 🙂
OMG this totally is like a jalapeno popper in pizza form, love it! And this is so perfect for Sunday night football viewing, it’s kind of become a fave in our house. My hubby said I need to hide it after giving him a few pieces otherwise he’ll eat the whole thing lol.
So happy to have discovered Sweetphi!Would love to see some squash ,cauliflower and Brussels sprouts recipes.TnankyouP.S.Love this pizza and the turkey tacos!!!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I definitely have recipes for what you’re looking for, just use the search function on my site, this cauliflower recipe I just posted: https://sweetphi.com/5-ingredient-cheesy-cauliflower-bake/ is one of my faves 🙂
Yum! On the menu for next week!
Thank you so much, I think you’ll love it! We’ve made it several times!!
I had an awful pizza made on a Trader Joe’s tortilla tonight. It was just boring and I SO wish I had seen this first! Looks so good! ?
AW, that’s such a shame when one has a meh pizza, right? I love this flavor combo and think you’d love it too!