Monday, July 28, 2014

Pizza Pockets

I've shared these homemade pizza pockets {or calzones if you prefer} before. I made them for a freezer swap a couple years ago. They were a big hit then and still are. They're a nice change up from pizza and come in handy for lunches, especially if you're on the go. I love how freezer friendly these are too.

You can stuff just about anything into a pizza pocket. We usually stick with a combination of sausage, pepperoni and smoked ham. Ham and cheese, seasoned taco meat, veggies or maybe even a scrambled egg/bacon/cheese mixture would make great filling options. Filling choices are pretty limitless.

These will definitely come in handy when we start packing lunches again. I can warm them up before I send the girls off to school and they should stay fairly warm by lunch time. The hubby and I can bring them along to work and reheat in the microwave. I also like to have these on hand for weekend lunches, we'll be starting bowling league again soon and will need to have something quick for afterwards.

Pizza Pockets

1 batch pizza dough
Choice of fillings such as: crumbled, cooked sausage, pepperoni, ham
Mozzarella cheese
Pizza sauce, for serving

Once dough has been prepared and has risen, divide dough into twelve balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out using a rolling pin. Add desired toppings to the bottom portion of each rolled out piece of dough. Top with mozzarella cheese and fold over the other side of the dough. Pinch edges together to seal shut.

Place onto a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Pockets will be turning lightly brown and dough will be done. Remove from oven and let cool. If enjoying immediately, serve with pizza sauce.

For freezing: let pockets cool completely. Wrap each one in saran wrap. Place into a large freezer bag that has been dated and labeled with contents. Store in freezer until ready to use. When ready to enjoy, remove from freezer and let thaw. Reheat in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until warmed through.

Makes 12 pizza pockets.

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