Pizza Pockets

Published on
November 13, 2023
Intro
I love these homemade pizza pockets because you can stuff them with whatever your heart desires. Go basic and stuff them with just cheese, classic with pepperoni, or healthy with veggies. Or stuff them with the office favorite, Italian sausage. Perfect for weekend lunch, a game-day snack, or for hungry kids after games.
Pizza pockets with extra sauce.
Prep Time:
20 Minutes
Cook Time:
20 Minutes
Servings:
6
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Ingredients

Dough

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Filling

1 cup tomato purée

1 tablespoon Pizza Seasoning

1/4 cup mozzarella, shredded

1/4 cup Italian sausage, cooked

1 egg + 1 tablespoon milk, lightly beaten to make egg wash

Directions

1. In a food processor combine the cream cheese, butter, flour, and sea salt. Pulse until the mixture comes together. Remove the dough from the food processor and divide into 2 disks, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.

3. Take dough out of refrigerator, and roll one disk on a floured board into a 12x12 inch rectangle that is 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch thick. Cut 4x6 inch squares. You should have 6 rectangles. Repeat with the remaining dough.

4. In a small bowl, combine the Pizza seasoning and the tomato purée.

5. Set 6 rectangles out, filling each with 1 teaspoon pizza sauce, 2 teaspoons mozzarella, and 2 teaspoons sausage into the center of the dough. Lay the remaining 6 rectangles on top and crimp the edges with a fork to seal. Arrange 2 inches apart on the prepared pan. At this point these can be frozen for future use. No need to thaw, just add 5 minutes to the cooking time.

6. Brush the top and edges with the egg wash. Cut a thin slice into the center to allow the pocket to vent.

7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until pockets are golden brown. Serve warm with remaining pizza sauce.

Substitutions
Recipe Tip:
In a pinch use store bought pizza dough.
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