Want an easy idea for school lunches? My friend passed along this suggestion. Make and freeze pizza pockets!
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).
Take a small fistful of dough.
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.
Cover the dough with pasta sauce and the toppings, like you would make a pizza.
Fold the dough in half. Pinch the edges together. You might want to use a fork to make a crisp seal.
Place on a baking sheet and bake pizza pockets for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees – or until the dough is golden brown.
Remove from baking sheet and let cool.
Wrap each pizza pocket in tinfoil and place in a freezer bag.
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!