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4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer: Homemade Pizza Pockets (Day 8)

These Pizza Pockets, inspired by Amy’s Finer Things and Pocket Change Gourmet, turned out beautifully today!

I doubled our family’s favorite homemade pizza dough recipe for the dough.

Then I cut the dough into pieces.

And rolled those dough pieces into balls.

Next, I flattened the balls with the rolling pin.

When I turned my back someone was making some artistic designs on my rolled-out dough. 🙂

Then, I dolloped a little of the filling on.

Sprinkled the filling with cheese

And sealed up the edges with my fingertips.

Ready to go into the oven.

The end result — so yummy and delicious! And my whole family agreed with me that this recipe is a definite keeper.

Did you do any freezer cooking today? If so, I’d love to see the results of your efforts! Link up your blog posts below or tell us about your success in the comments.


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  • shawn'l says:

    I could only make a half recipe because that was all the yeast I had on hand. They were gone in minutes.

  • Sunny says:

    I love this recipe! The possibilities are endless~I’m going to sneak a tun of veggies in next time lol … I am also wondering if you have any ideas on making a chicken pot pie type of filling?

  • Gina says:

    My dough was super-sticky (I used 75% white and 25% wheat flour), and I had to add a TON of flour while rolling it out. Did I do something wrong? Everyone’s pockets were white by the time I was done, now there are white handprints on everything 🙂

  • Amanda W. says:

    These were absolutely delicious! I was nervous on how they would cook in the microwave. They cooked perfect in the microwave! I had no problem with the dough and ended up with 18 of them. It was well worth the time to make to have something home cooked to feed my family when we are pressed for time! I am really enjoying the freezer cooking. I am going to make the burritos next!

  • Cindy R. says:

    Is there another way to make these without going the “yeast, roll out, etc” way?

  • Wendy says:

    I made some of these (ate a few right away…yummy), stuck them in the freezer BUT when I cooked them in the oven from the freezer, the crust was pretty hard. When I put them in the microwave, they were kinda spongy…what am I doing wrong?

    • Val says:

      Try wrapping in a paper towel when you heat them in the microwave that should take care of your sogginess!!! For the oven I would say foil either wrap or tent!!!! Hope this helps:)

  • Brandy says:

    Looking back at all the past comments I must say these are still satisfyingly good in 2016! This is the easiest dough I’ve ever worked with, don’t need tons of time to let it rise, and it turned out just fantastic! I chef on a sailboat so was searching for some make-ahead/freeze recipes and this one is a keeper for sure.

    I used a homemade sauce and a 50/50 flour with all purpose and whole wheat. I also sprayed the tops of the hot pockets with olive oil about half way through (@ 5 minutes, 10 minutes total) and they came out perfectly browned. I would recommend layering your toppings wisely… pepperoni on bottom and cheese and sauce on top! Buen Provecho!

  • Summer says:

    Thank you for this recipe! It was a hit. My husband loves bringing them to work for lunch.

    Do you think this recipe would turn out alright if I left out the beef and replaced it with extra veggies and pepperoni? Or is it the beef that makes the filling substantial and easy to spoon?

  • Kim says:

    Sorry I know this is an older post, but just wondering if this pizza dough can be made in bread machine? Thanks!

  • Christine says:

    How do you keep these from leaking? 7 out of 10 pockets leaked all over cookie sheet. I pinched and rolled edges in. Suggestions?

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