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.
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.
Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets – Step-by-Step Instructions
Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets – Ingredients
If want to make homemade dough, check out our recipe: Simple Pizza Dough – Two Ways: Easy and Easier!
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!
Fold two opposite corners up and pinch them together.
Fold the other two corners up so you are holding all the corners bunched in your fingers and the pizza pocket forms a ball.
Use your fingers to press all the seams together so the dough is sealed.
Lay them seam-side down on a greased cookie sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
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.