Pizza PocketsApril 2, 2012
Pizza Pockets. Pretty easy to make. Very tasty to eat. A perfect dinner.
You can put whatever you want in these babies. I did the basics: pepperoni, cheese, and pizza sauce. But if you don’t like pepperoni, you could do sausage, hamburger, or a ham and pineapple, or broccoli and cheese. The possibilities are endless. I can’t wait to play around with these!
The kids just loved these. (And so did I!) We also had cheesy bread sticks (recipe coming Wednesday!) or I’m sure they would have wanted more pizza pockets.
I found that you really have to pinch the edges together on these Pizza Pockets or you get a cheesy, gooey, you-will-love-this-more-than-the-pocket mess. Seriously.
I may have eaten a pocket’s worth of cheese just from the leakage. Oops.
I have a feeling we’ll be having these often. They were pretty easy to make, and very, very tasty. You make these and you won’t regret it!
recipe inspired from The Food Network Magazine
- Pizza dough (I used this recipe and it made 6 pizza pockets and some cheesy breadsticks.)
- Pizza sauce (I used this recipe, and the amount was perfect for how many pockets I made)
- 3-4 cups of cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and mozzarella, but any would do)
- Pepperoni and other fixings
- Olive oil, for brushing
- Italian seasonings, for sprinkling
- Make your pizza dough (or get the store bought stuff. I believe if you bought a tube of the Pillsbury French Bread Dough it would make 4 pockets.)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
- If you’re making the homemade pizza sauce, make it now.
- Roll out your dough and shape it into approximately 8×5 rectangle. Put your pizza sauce in the middle of your dough, followed by some cheese and whatever fixings you want.
- Fold the shorter sides of the dough over your fixings, stretching the dough to cover. Fold the two long sides of the dough over to form a pocket. Pinch the edges to seal it all together. (Picture of this is above.) Move the pocket to a lined baking sheet, sealed side down. Make up the rest of the pockets.
- Put 4 pockets on a baking sheet at a time. Brush olive oil on top of pockets, and sprinkle Italian seasonings on top.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until pockets are golden brown.
— the Jilb