You know what's better than pizza? Pizza pockets! You know what the best kind of pizza pocket is? Homemade! Fresh. Delicious. Easy. Yes, I said easy. It can be done. And it will be good. And the kids will love it ... especially if you make them into adorable heart shapes. Or not. Read their moods. It's all going to taste good no matter what.
Here's the recipe on how to make homemade pizza pockets.
Homemade Pizza Pockets via The Taylor House
If you want to make your own pizza dough ....
1 package yeast
1 cup hot water
1 tsp sugar
4 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP garlic salt
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 TBSP Italian seasoning
2 1/2 cups flour
Mix yeast, hot water, and sugar together and let sit for 10 minutes. Next add the oil and seasonings. Flour is added last. Let rest for 10 minutes and form pizza dough in shape you want.
Homemade Pizza Pocket
1 batch homemade pizza dough (or store bought)
1 jar pizza sauce
Pepperoni or your favorite pizza add-ins
1 package mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup parmesan cheese
Prepare dough in shape you want, rolled out, in amount you need for however many you are serving. You will need top and bottom for hearts. You can use cookie cutters or a knife. Spread pizza sauce. Next, add the pepperoni or whatever meat you would like to use. Fold over the dough or top with other half to make a pocket and use a fork around the edge to seal them. Brush the melted butter on top of the pocket and sprinkle the garlic salt and parmesan on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping if desired or eat plain.
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