Homemade Pizza Pockets are quick & easy to make using pre-made pizza dough and your favorite fillings! Ready in just 20 minutes!
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Keyword: Bite Sized, pizza
Servings: 6pizza pockets
Author: Jennifer Fishkind
11ouncetube pre-made pizza crust
⅔cupof your favorite pizza sauce
1cupshredded mozzarella cheese
½cupmini pepperoni slices
1tspitalian seasoning for topping
Preheat the oven to 400*.
Measure out enough parchment paper to line a standard baking sheet.
Open and unroll the pre-made pizza crust. Using the parchment paper, a rolling pin (and a dusting of flour if the dough is too sticky) lightly flatten the dough.
Using a pizza cutter, evenly slice long ways down the center of the pizza dough. Then slice each half into 3 pieces. This will give you 6 pieces of pizza dough.
Spread 1 ½-2 tablespoons of the pizza sauce off center of the dough. (It may help to picture the dough as 2 back-to-back triangles. You are putting the sauce over 1 of the triangles. The other triangle will be folded over to make the top) Be sure to not spread too close to the edges, or the sauce will leak out and cause a problem sealing the edges.
Sprinkle 2 - 2 ½ tablespoons of mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
Lay the mini pepperoni over the top of the cheese.
Carefully fold the tops of the pizzas. Using a fork, press the edges closed.
Using a pastry brush, lightly baste the olive oil over the tops of the pizzas.
Lightly sprinkle the italian seasoning over the tops of the pizzas.
Bake for 10-13 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
When you first unroll the package of pizza dough, it helps to put it on top of the parchment paper with a dusting of flour, that way if the dough gets sticky, it won’t be so hard to manage.
When putting sauce and toppings on the pizza dough, I’ve found that it helps to picture the dough as 2 back-to-back triangles. You are putting the sauce over 1 of the triangles. The other triangle will be folded over to make the top.
Be sure to not spread the pizza sauce too close to the edges, or the sauce will leak out and cause a problem sealing the edges.
No matter what type of pizza toppings you choose to use in your filling, be sure not to overfill the pizza pockets. This can cause a mess, and make them hard to close!