Easy Pizza Pockets

Easy Pizza Pockets
Diana Rattray
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
321 Calories
16g Fat
37g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 321
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 912mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 201mg 15%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 429mg 9%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-biscuit) can refrigerated Pillsbury Grands biscuits

  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, or a pizza cheese blend, shredded

  • 1/2 cup pepperoni, sliced

  • 1/2 cup olives, sliced, 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

  • 8 ounces tomato sauce

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano

Steps to Make It

Homemade Pizza Sauce

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small saucepan combine the garlic, kosher salt, tomato paste, tomato sauce, a dash of black pepper, oregano, and olive oil.

  3. Bring the sauce to a simmer; reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. 

  4. Cool the sauce and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to three days. 

  5. Makes about 1 1/2 cups of sauce.

Pizza Pockets

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll each biscuit out to about 6 inches in diameter.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Bake the pizza pockets for 14 to 16 minutes, until nicely browned.

  8. Meanwhile, warm the remaining pizza sauce.

  9. 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.

  10. Enjoy.

Recipe Variations

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