Pizza Pockets



Want an easy idea for school lunches? My friend passed along this suggestion. Make and freeze pizza pockets!

Ingredients:

Pizza dough

Pasta sauce

Grated Cheese

Pizza toppings

Start with pizza dough. You can make your own from scratch, buy some in a tube, buy a packet, or make it in the bread machine (which is what I did).

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Take a small fistful of dough.

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Roll it flat into an oval. The amount you use will determine the size of the pizza pocket. Remember, it will expand! My kids don’t eat much, so I make them relatively small.

 

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Cover the dough with pasta sauce and the toppings, like you would make a pizza.

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Fold the dough in half. Pinch the edges together. You might want to use a fork to make a crisp seal.

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Place on a baking sheet and bake pizza pockets for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees – or until the dough is golden brown.

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Remove from baking sheet and let cool.

Wrap each pizza pocket in tinfoil and place in a freezer bag.

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Freeze pizza pockets.

In the morning, take out a pizza pocket and put it into your child’s sandwich container, frozen. By lunch time it will be thawed. I take the tinfoil off before I put it into the container because my kids sometimes like to heat them up in the microwave at school, and I know they won’t remember to take off the foil!

Enjoy! The kids love this as a special treat in their lunches, and it makes for a great last minute, on the go lunch!

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