Pizza Pockets

I decided I wanted something quick, easy and tasty for dinner and thus Pizza Pockets were invented! If you’re looking for an easy, versatile recipe that doesn’t take much preparation or cooking time, I suggest you give this recipe a try!

Pizza Pockets

Yields 4 “Pockets”

Ingredients

13.8 oz “Classic” Pillsbury Pizza Crust (This comes in a can. You can substitute pizza dough as well)

1/2 cup Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1/2 cup Part Skim Ricotta Cheese

1 1/4 cup coarsely chopped raw mushrooms

3/4 cup coarsely chopped green pepper

12 Turkey Pepperonis

1 tsp dry Italian Seasonsings

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 cup Pizza Sauce (This can be bought in a jar or you can substitute your favorite marinara sauce)

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. Unroll the pizza dough on the pan and flatten if needed to make the dough even.

3. Cut the dough into 4 sections and place to the side.

4. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients.

5. Evenly spread the mixture into the middle of each section of dough.

6. Gently gather the corners of the dough and crease together so that all the ingredients stay inside the dough. Don’t worry about how the finished product looks just make sure that there are no holes or the filling will seep out during the baking process.

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7. Once you have all 4 Pizza Pockets assembled, place them in the oven for about 15-18 minutes.

8. When fully cooked, Pizza Pockets will be slightly brown.

9. Serve right out of the oven with a side of pizza sauce for dipping if you desire.

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Things to Keep in Mind:

*These can be made with any filling you desire and all 4 pockets don’t have to contain the same fillings. For example, my husband doesn’t like green peppers so I made 2 pockets with green peppers and 2 without. If there are certain ingredients you don’t want in all the pockets just don’t mix them together. Add them at the end before you put the pocket together.

*One pocket is quite filling. I served it with a side of fruit and it was plenty. It would pair well with a salad as well.

*If you have left over pizza pockets, I’d advise reheating them in the oven or a toaster oven. The dough doesn’t hold up as well reheated in the microwave.

*Experiment with the filling! Try a Hawaiin version with pineapple, canadian bacon and mozzarella cheese or an all veggie pocket with peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and olives. Like BBQ Chicken pizza? Make it in a pizza pocket form with BBQ chicken, onions and the cheese of your choice. Go completely out of the box for a Mexican version that has black beans, corn, cheese and salsa, topped with sour cream. The options are endless!

I hope you find goodness in this recipe!  Let me know if you give them a try!

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