Friday, January 23, 2009

Pizza Pockets

This is one recipe that does take some time but the benefits of having quick and easy lunches or suppers are worth the little bit of work. Since hubby and I have been married I have never once bought pizza pockets. They are a tiny little ball of dough filled with processed meats that have been pre deep fried and will cost you a fortune for four...which would be one meal for us. Since I make pizza at least once a week I thought why not whip up a batch of pizza pockets to have in the freezer for days that I don't have leftovers for Micah to take to work or night when we need to eat in the car.

So one day last week I mustered up the courage to make my pizza dough into pizza pockets. Here is my step by step process.

First I started out by making a batch of my yummy pizza dough

After the dough had set I punched it down and divided it into 12 balls.

While the dough was resting I whipped together some ingredients for the inside of the pockets. I had sauce, some fried ground beef, grated cheese, pineapple chunks and I fried up onions, green pepper, red pepper and mushrooms.

Then take each dough ball and roll it out to make some what of a circle.

Place 1-2 Tbsp of sauce in the center and top with toppings. Then fold in half and using a fork press the edges together.

I then baked the pocket in the oven on 350 for about 12 minutes.

When the pan came out I let it cool off a bit then placed in the freezer for about 3 hours.

Once they were frozen I popped them into a freezer bag where they are ready to be taken out and placed into the oven. You can heat them up at 400 for 10-12 minutes. At work Micah likes to defrost it a little in the microwave then heat it up in the toaster oven.

These are such a frugal thing to make for the little bit of work it took. Now I have fast suppers or lunches for us. This is something that we will keep in the freezer!!

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Carey said...

Awesome idea! I'm definitely going to have to try that. Thank you for the fabulous idea!

Geniève said...

Wow Katie! What a great idea! I love Pizza Pockets but they do cost a ton. I will definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks :)

Susan said...

What I like about this is that you can make a bunch and put different fillings in, so you have a lot of variety. This is going to be one of my freezer meals as I prep for my baby on the way!!

Faith said...

Great idea! My kids love hot pockets, I will have to try this for them!

Alana Jo said...

Fantastic idea! Ill have to give this one a go.

Alana @

Canadian Saver said...

These look so easy, thanks for the pictures!!

cuddles said...

I'm about to try making my own pizza dough and pockets for the first time. When you say to roll out the dough, do I do that with a rolling pin, or do I just pat it out?
Thanks for the great idea! I can't wait to give it a try!

Tammy said...

I sometimes sprinkle grated parmesan or romano cheese on top. My kids think it is the best! I never have enough left to freeze though:-)

cuddles said...

Hey Kate, I tried the pizza pockets today. They were fantastic. We had some for supper and the rest are going to the freezer as a quick meal some night. Thanks so much for sharing the recipes.

Kate said...

Oh my word you ROCK! My name is Kate. I have Frugal Friday on MY blog too! LOL What are the odds??? I have done pizza buns for years but never thought to turn my pizza dough into the pockets! Thanks!

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