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Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets

January 30, 2017
Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets - delicious, freezable and the perfect snack for any taste!
Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets that are warm, cheesy and simple to make!
These Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets are warm, cheesy and simple to make.  Customize them to suit your own personal tastes!  They freeze well and are delicious reheated, even in the microwave.  Throw together a double batch this weekend and enjoy them for weekday lunches, party snacks or game day munchies. 
Be sure to check out the step-by-step photo instructions below the main recipe.

A mound of pizza stuffed dough balls on white plate, with pizza sauce in small white dish, all on a red wood background.

 

Cheesy pizza stuffed dough ball and pizza sauce in small dish, all on small white plate, with mound of pizza balls on white plate in background.

So, I hear there’s a big game coming up this weekend…. I know some people are interested in football, but in my mind it’s all about the FOOD.  And what a great excuse Superbowl is to eat a bunch of delicious, maybe not super healthy treats.  That’s the thing about these Homemade Pizza Pockets, though.  There’s nothing unhealthy about them.  They’re really just delicious homemade pizza turned into finger food.
These pizza pockets are really easy to customize to suit any taste.  I’ve made simple pepperoni and cheese a few times in the past for my niece’s school lunches.   But you could also dress them up with  peppers, mushrooms, or any other pizza toppings you like.  I’ve made them with chicken, pesto and mozzarella and those were delicious too.  You could easily make these vegetarian by leaving out any meat and filling them with veggies and cheese.  Really, almost any combination of flavours you like could be stuffed inside pizza dough and enjoyed this way.
These freeze super well.  I made some this month for our two year old’s birthday party.  Since I didn’t want to have a million things to do at the last minute, I made them a week or two ahead of time.  They thaw perfectly and I think heat up even better in the microwave than any other way (they stay nice and soft this way).
If you’re looking for a recipe for homemade pizza dough, check out ours: Simple Pizza Dough – Two Ways: Easy and Easier!
PS – you might also find it helpful to check out our posts on Stocking Your Pantry on a Dime and Stocking Your Freezer on a Dime.  Watch for our Stocking your Fridge on a Dime post – coming soon.)
Step-by-step instructions and photos are below the recipe.
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Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets - delicious, freezable and the perfect snack for any taste!
Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Servings: 24 Homemade Pizza Pockets
Author: Myra
Ingredients
  • 1 ball pizza dough* See notes for link to our recipe
  • 12 slices pepperoni cut into quarters
  • 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • pizza sauce
  • olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Roll out the dough into a fairly thin but large square or rectangle and use a sharp knife to cut it into squares. I was able to make 24 squares with one batch of our dough.
  3. Put your filling in the centre of a square. Don't overstuff it because you need a fair amount of dough around it to fold together. Your filling could easily be vegetarian, include different pizza toppings, or you could try another combination all together - chicken, pesto and cheese is delicious!
  4. Fold two opposite corners up and pinch them together. (See photos for demonstration.)
  5. Fold the other two corners up so you are holding all the corners bunched in your fingers and the pizza pocket forms a ball.
  6. Use your fingers to press all the seams together so the dough is sealed.
  7. Lay them seam-side down on a greased cookie sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  8. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes, or until dough is firm and bottoms are slightly browned. Broil for 1-2 minutes if you'd like to brown the tops slightly. Some of them might leak a bit of filling but there should still be plenty inside. Enoy! 🙂
Recipe Notes

Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets – Step-by-Step Instructions

Flour mixture in metal mixing bowl, bag of pepperoni, bottle of pizza sauce, 2 metal spice jars and mozzarella cheese on white plate, all on wood board.

Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets – Ingredients

If want to make homemade dough, check out our recipe: Simple Pizza Dough – Two Ways: Easy and Easier!

Dough cut into small rectangles.  One filled with pizza sauce and cheese.  All on black sheet pan.

Roll out the dough into a fairly thin, but large square or rectangle and use a sharp knife to cut it into squares.  I was able to make 24 squares with one batch of our dough.  Yes, some of them are more like wonky rectangles.  I’m fine with that.  😛
Put your filling in the centre of a square.  Don’t over stuff it because you need a fair amount of dough around it to fold together.  For this batch I used pizza sauce, pepperoni and shredded cheese.  You can cut your pepperoni into quarters and use 2 per pocket. 
Your filling could easily be vegetarian, include different pizza toppings, or you could try another combination all together – chicken, pesto and cheese is delicious!

Hand folding a piece of dough, with other small rectangular shaped doughs on black background

Fold two opposite corners up and pinch them together.

Hand holding folded dough with small rectangular doughs on black background.

Fold the other two corners up so you are holding all the corners bunched in your fingers and the pizza pocket forms a ball.
Dough rolled in hands, with small rectangular shaped doughs in background.
Use your fingers to press all the seams together so the dough is sealed.

11 Round balls of doughs on sheet pan.

Lay them seam-side down on a greased cookie sheet.  Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

A mound of pizza stuffed dough balls on white plate, with pizza sauce in small white dish, all on a red wood background.

Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or until dough is firm and bottoms are slightly browned.  Broil for 1-2 minutes if you’d like to brown the tops slightly.  Some of them might leak a bit of filling but there should still be plenty inside.
Enoy! 🙂

 


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