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Feed Your Body Friday: Freezer-Friendly Pizza Pockets - 2 Ways

Today we are going to make a homemade pizza pocket! It’s super easy to make and they freeze really well. So why not double the recipe to have some in the freezer when you need it?

To keep this recipe simple and saved time I used already prepared dough, but you can also make it at home if you prefer. You can also let your imagination run wild and garnish your pocket pizza with ingredients you love, such as olives, spinach or simply change the type of cheese, for example.

To freeze your pockets, it’s best to do it after they have been cooked and spread them on a baking sheet to freeze them. When they are frozen, you can store them together in a freezer bag. By doing this you prevent them from all being bonded together.

Tip: In these recipes, we will be making the pizza sauce from (essentially) scratch but you can use store-bought sauce if you desire. I suggest you try making your own because it is so easy! If you have leftovers, you can also freeze it. It will keep up to 5 months in the freezer.




Homemade pizza pops before they are cooked.

Pepperoni Pizza Pocket

Prep Time: 18 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 650 g (1 ball) pizza dough
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 bell pepper, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 100 g pepperoni
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup water

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. If you are choosing to make your own sauce: In a bowl add tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano. Mix well, you now have your pizza sauce.
  3. Place the dough on a plane surface and cut 8 circles.
  4. On 4 of the cut dough circles, spread your pizza sauce. Reserve the other half for now.
  5. Next, add all the ingredients to the sauce covered circles (feel free to add other toppings like bacon, ham, or types of cheese here).
  6. Brush the edges with water. Place the 4 untouched circles of dough on the 4 prepared circles and seal the edges with a fork.
  7. Place the pizzas on a baking sheet lined with a sheet of parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the outside has browned.
  9. Let rest for 2 minutes once they are baked and enjoy.

Homemade pizza pops before they are cooked.

Homemade Cheese Pizza Pocket (Meatless Option)

Prep Time: 18 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 650 g (1 ball) pizza dough
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 bell pepper, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced finely
  • 3/4 cup mushroom slices
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup water

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. If you are choosing to make your own sauce: In a bowl add tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano. Mix well to create your pizza sauce.
  3. Place the dough on a plane surface and cut 8 circles.
  4. On 4 of the cut dough circles, spread your pizza sauce. Reserve the other half for now.
  5. Next, add all the ingredients to the sauce covered circles (feel free to add extra veggies or types of cheese here).
  6. Brush the edges with water. Place the 4 untouched circles of dough on the 4 prepared circles and seal the edges with a fork.
  7. Place the pizzas on a baking sheet lined with a sheet of parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the outside has browned.
  9. Let rest for 2 minutes once they are baked and enjoy.

These little pizzas are real balls of flavors! The whole family will love it, and they can even get in the kitchen with you by making their own creation.

Out of curiosity! What are your favorite toppings on a pizza?

Room for dessert? Check out these 3 Sweet & Comforting Nonperishable Recipes!

Sophie Viau

Sophie Viau

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