So I know I promised this post yesterday, but well…obviously that didn’t happen. Haha. Yesterday was the start of second semester here at school (and a hectic day) that resulted in me neglecting the blog for the time being. But here it is! Homemade pizza pockets. I made these over break and were pleasantly surprised how well they turned out. The soft homemade dough makes these things hard to stop eating. Three words. Nom, nom, nom.
I simply filled them with tomato sauce & shredded mozzarella cheese (since I have picky brothers who only like cheese pizza…boring!). Once you have the dough made up, these are a breeze to assemble!
Homemade Pizza Pockets+ Printable
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water 105-115 degrees
- 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce or pizza sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Add yeast and warm water together and let sit for 5 minutes. Set aside.
While this is proofing, combine 2 ½ cups flour and salt in a separate large bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in yeast, oil and honey. Using a wooden spoon, stir mixture until incorporated.
On a floured surface, knead dough into a soft ball that is smooth and elastic. Add more flour as needed.
Lightly oil the inside of a large glass bowl with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Place dough ball in bowl and roll until all dough is lightly coated with oil.
Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, punch down dough and break into 16 pieces.
One at a time, roll each piece into 4-inch rounds.
In a small bowl, stir together sauce, garlic powder, and oregano.
Spoon on 2 tablespoons of sauce and 2 tablespoons of cheese on each 4-inch round.
Fold dough over and seal with a fork. Place on baking sheet.
Sprinkle each pizza pocket with bread crumbs and cover and let rise for 20 more minutes.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.