pepperoni pizza pockets
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Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

These Pepperoni Pizza Pockets are a fantastic  snack or fun meal. They are perfect for a game day treat and easy enough for any night of the week.

pepperoni pizza pockets

Who doesn’t love a great pepperoni pizza?  These Pepperoni Pizza Pockets roll all of that slightly spicy, cheesy goodness into a hand held package. They are the perfect size for dinner with a nice side salad. My original plan was to freeze these Pepperoni Pizza Pockets for a quick meal on a busy day. But, then I let my son have one and the other 3 disappeared in a flash. I have learned my lesson. Next time, I need to make a double batch!

pepperoni pizza pockets

Actually, these Pepperoni Pizza Pockets are so easy to make that they would work any night of the week anyway. They take less than an hour from start to finish. They start with just a basic pizza dough. You can take a short cut and by pre-made refrigerated pizza dough from the deli section of the supermarket or you can make my recipe for a quick pizza dough. If you are using a refrigerated pre-made dough, you will need to take it out ahead of time so it can come to room temperature.

pepperoni pizza dough

Once the dough has risen, divide it into 4 even pieces. Working with one piece at a time flatten the pieces into a 6 – 7 inch circles. They do not need to be perfect, these little hand pies are rather rustic looking anyway. Spread a heaping tablespoon of sauce over half of the circle, making sure to leave at least 1/2 inch around the edge so you can seal it later. Place shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce and top with a couple of slices of pepperoni. Carefully fold the circle in half and crimp the edges. Then, transfer to the baking sheet and brush the crust with an egg wash.  These Pepperoni Pizza Pockets only need to bake for about 10 – 12 minutes and dinner is served.


Pepperoni Pizza Pockets
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These Pepperoni Pizza Pockets are a fantastic snack or fun meal. They are perfect for game day and easy enough for any night of the week.

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza dough (see notes for recipe)
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce, or to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°, Lightly grease baking pan or use parchment paper
  • Allow pizza dough to rise 10 - 15 minutes and cut into 4 even pieces
  • Working with 1 piece at a time, flatten each piece into a 6 - 7 inch circle
  • Place a heaping tablespoon of sauce over half of the circle, leaving 1/2 inch around the edge
  • Place 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce
  • Top with a couple of slices pepperoni
  • Carefully fold circle in half and seal the edges
  • Transfer to baking pan
  • Repeat with remaining pieces of dough
  • Combine egg and water
  • Brush egg wash over the top of pizza pockets
  • Cut 2 slits into each pizza pocket to allow steam to vent
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly browned

Notes

Pizza Crust Recipe: Combine 3/4 cup warm water with 2 and 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast (1 envelope) and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups all purpose flour with 1 teaspoon salt. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the yeast mixture. Stir until dough begins to combine then knead until smooth dough forms (1-2 minutes)

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2 thoughts on “Pepperoni Pizza Pockets”

  1. Your Pepperoni Pizza Pockets will be awesome! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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