|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||25%|
|Total Carbohydrate 37g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 7mg||35%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These delicious pizza pocket snacks are easy to make with a can of refrigerated biscuits and some pizza ingredients. This recipe uses pepperoni and sliced ripe olives, but there are many more choices. See directions for homemade pizza sauce and several filling suggestions below the recipe.
Homemade pizza dough may be used instead of biscuits.
The pockets are perfect for weekend lunch with a salad or a cup of soup or serve them as a game-day snack.
1 (8-biscuit) can refrigerated Pillsbury Grands biscuits
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or a pizza cheese blend
1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
1/2 cup sliced olives, or finely chopped bell pepper or onion
1/4 cup olive oil, optional
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional
For the Pizza Sauce:
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Steps to Make It
Homemade Pizza Sauce
Gather the ingredients.
In a small saucepan combine the garlic, kosher salt, tomato paste, tomato sauce, a dash of black pepper, oregano, and olive oil.
Bring the sauce to a simmer; reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.
Cool the sauce and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups of sauce.
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
On a lightly floured surface, roll each biscuit out to about 6 inches in diameter.
Spread about 2 to 3 teaspoons of pizza sauce in the center of each round, then top with pepperoni and a few slices of ripe olive, chopped onion or bell pepper, or a combination. Top with about 1 tablespoon of shredded pizza cheese or mozzarella.
With a finger, moisten the edge with a little water, fold over, and press all around the edge to seal. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and prick with a fork or tip of a sharp knife to allow steam to escape.
Bake the pizza pockets for 14 to 16 minutes, until nicely browned.
Meanwhile, warm the remaining pizza sauce.
If desired, brush the pockets lightly with olive oil as soon as they come out of the oven and then sprinkle with a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serve hot with warmed pizza sauce on the side.
More Filling Ideas:
- Thinly Sliced Red Onion
- Thinly Sliced Bell Pepper
- Cooked Crumbled Sausage or Ground Beef
- Cooked Diced Bacon
- Ham and Spinach
- Sliced Mushrooms