Pizza Pockets

Every weekend I make pizza and this weekend I wanted it two days in a row. That seemed a little excessive though so I made pizza pockets the second night instead. I’ve never thought of making these before and I don’t know why because they were fantastic. I had the leftover one for lunch today and it was amazing cold too. A great way to take a sandwhich along.

Anyway… here’s the recipe with some photo instructions for wrapping it too!

Dough:

1 cup warm water
1 tbsp. sugar
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp. italian seasoning

Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Add olive oil then the flour and salt. Mix together with a dough hook (or by hand) at medium speed until well incorporated. Set aside.

Fillings:

Pasta sauce
Grated cheese (mozza or cheddar)
Grated Parmesan
Chopped meat, I used chopped up deli meat (turkey, ham, and beef)
Chopped Green Peppers
Chopped Onions
any other veggies or mushrooms you might want to add

Take your dough out and knead it 10-15 times. Divide it into 6 peices. Take one peice, shape into a ball and then roll out nice and thin. (thin enough that you can fit the fillings in but not so thin it will just split open)
Spoon on some pasta sauce, then some meat, peppers, onions, and top with the cheeses.

Pick up the dough on two sides and pinch together.

Do the same with the other two sides.

The take the 4 “open” corners and pinch them up too.

Make sure it’s all pinched together really well so it won’t break open while cooking.

Do the same with the remaining 5 peices of dough. Place on cookie sheet (lining it with parchment paper would make for much easier clean up then I had)

Bake at 325 farenheit for approximately 30 minutes. I kept peeking in at mine every 5 minutes after the initial 15 just to keep an eye on it. When the top is golden brown they are ready!

Then… Eat it!!

MMMM I want more!

8 thoughts on “Pizza Pockets

  1. Kindo

    You know, those are called BEEROCKS!they are good!!!!!!!!! Please go to kindoandjoco.blogspot.com and vote for kindo on the poll at hre bottom of my site!

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  2. Down on the Snyders Farm

    Those look very yummy Hilda. I make something similar, but we make them into bread sticks. I don’t put any sauce in them. The kids add their own filling (cheese, pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, etc.). We close them up. Bake. When they come out they are oversized bread sticks and we dip them into homemade pizza sauce. I also make small personal pizzas (without the sauce). The toppings I did last time were bacon, stretchy moz. cheese and mushrooms. When the pizza is done, we dip into creamy garlic caesar dressing. Sooo good.

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  3. Tanica

    Just wondering if you’ve tried freezing and/or shipping them? I’m trying to come up with some savory foods for care packages to my college siblings….

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