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Pizza Pockets

April 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!

Pizza Pockets

recipe inspired from The Food Network Magazine

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. 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.)
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
  3. If you’re making the homemade pizza sauce, make it now.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Put 4 pockets on a baking sheet at a time. Brush olive oil on top of pockets, and sprinkle Italian seasonings on top.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes or until pockets are golden brown.
  8. Enjoy

— the Jilb

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6 comments

  1. Could you please start posting your food recipes AFTER my lunch hour! Hugs


    • Haha! Maybe you just need to check it after lunch. 🙂


  2. oh yum!! I just made pizza on Saturday and everyone had to wait their turn because I made four individual pizzas so everyone could have the toppings they wanted and my oven is small. This would have been so much easier! I could have done them all in advance and then we could have eaten together… oh well, next time!! 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog!


    • I know how you feel! I’ve had people over before and done homemade pizzas (and even individual ones!) and there’s always like 10-15 people to feed, and it turns into a long process… 🙂


  3. Yum, just love cheese.



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