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Freezer-friendly Homemade Pizza Pockets

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Homemade Pizza Pockets

Friday nights in my house are known as family game night, and pizza is always assumed to be involved in some way or another.? I am the resident pizza maker in my house – I don’t want to brag but I know how to get the dough to just the right thickness and shape, and I can make the crispiest crust in the oven (the secret is preheating your oven to 500 degrees!). Given the popularity of my pizzas in my household, imagine my family’s skepticism when I announced I would be trying to make homemade pizza pockets for game night one day.

Well, you’ll be surprised to hear that these pizza pockets were a big hit – and they’re (drumroll please…) FREEZER. FRIENDLY. If you haven’t already checked out these party-friendly mini pizza bites, then be prepared for your pizza game to change, friends!?

Homemade Pizza Pockets  Homemade Pizza Pockets

So the last game night we had, we played Cards of Humanity. Yes – my parents, my brother and his girlfriend and I, all around the same table playing this hilariously crude game. Accompanied by plenty of drinks and pizza, it was a pretty great time. I don’t know about you, but there is nothing better sometimes than staying in and enjoying a little quality time with family – especially when food is involved! 

Homemade Pizza Pockets  Homemade Pizza Pockets

My family’s favourite pizza toppings have traditionally always been pepperoni, green pepper and mushroom (a classic combo amirite?), but my mom has deviated from that over the years to try different versions of pizza like Thai chicken with broccoli and sundried tomatoes, and she’s a huge fan of my roasted vegetable flatbread so I usually end up making two giant pizzas every games night.

Homemade Pizza Pockets Homemade Pizza Pockets

How delicious do these Super Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets look? The best part of this recipe is that if you’re like my mom and can’t stand the traditional pizza combos, you can easily switch it up and add different kinds of veggies and sauces. Really, the options here are endless!?

Homemade Pizza Pockets

I guarantee you’ll be making these homemade pizza pockets for eons to come, and they’re a great, healthified version of the traditional freezer snack. If you’re going to freeze these (like, if you even have that much self control!!), I recommend that you cook them fully, and wrap them in saran wrap then put them in a giant freezer bag to store in the freezer. Take ’em out and microwave for 3-4 minutes. Super easy snack idea!

Homemade Pizza Pockets

Just remember to use a fresh mozzarella ball for the best cheesey results for these homemade pizza pockets. I know that pre-grated cheese is much easier, but you have to trust me on this. If you want the gooey, melty, delicious cheese that is only found on pizza, then this is the cheese to go with.

Homemade Pizza Pockets

Will you be trying these Freezer-friendly Homemade Pizza Pockets? If you try any of my recipes be sure to let me know on InstagramTwitter or Facebook – I’d love to hear from you!?

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Homemade Pizza Pockets
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Homemade Pizza Pockets
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Roll out pizza dough until it is about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch thick. Cut into rectangles that will easily fold over. On one half of the rectangle, spread your sauce, cheese and toppings, leaving space around the edges for the dough to touch together.
  3. Seal all edges, using a bit of water if necessary. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes until dough is crisp and golden.
  4. Wait 3-4 minutes before eating - they will be hot! You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    My Dish is Bomb
    April 22, 2016 at 11:36

    These homemade pizza pockets look like the PERFECT snack for game night: salty, meaty, filling, but also fun to eat! I can tell you from working at a pizza place with a woodfire oven that you know EXACTLY the right way to make crust…maybe send some over my way? 😉

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      April 25, 2016 at 10:40

      Hahaha thanks Katy!! A restauranteur in Toronto recently gave me that tip and it forever changed pizza making for me! I’ll be on my way over soon! 😉

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    Dana
    April 22, 2016 at 11:37

    Oh my gosh–these look like perfection!! I can’t wait to try these. Also–CAH, beers, and family? Best. Nick and I play CAH with our parents, too. LOL. It just makes it that much funnier. The highest of fives for sick and twisted families o/

    😀

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      April 25, 2016 at 10:50

      LOL totally agree Dana, there’s just something about that game that brings out the best (and worst) in people hahahaha

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    Mel @ The Refreshanista
    April 22, 2016 at 12:19

    Yummy!!! These remind me of the Hot Pockets I used to love when I was a kid. Definitely going to give these a try and experiment a bit with the fillings 🙂

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      Taylor Stinson
      April 25, 2016 at 10:57

      Thanks Mel!! I seriously miss those Hot Pockets omg!

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    Brittany
    April 22, 2016 at 12:50

    These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them out.

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      Taylor Stinson
      April 25, 2016 at 10:59

      Thank you!

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    Natalie
    April 22, 2016 at 13:37

    I don’t think I could bring myself to play CAH with my parents, but with my brother/sister-in-laws, it’s always so hilarious. And offside, always so offside, lol. These pizza pockets look super tasty. The perfect party snack to go alongside a fun game night.

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    Laura @ The Bluenose Baker
    April 22, 2016 at 16:22

    These look yummy! They’d be great to stick in the freezer for my husband to heat up for lunch.

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    Karly Campbell
    April 22, 2016 at 22:35

    What is it about a little pouch of pizza that makes us all go crazy? Whatever it is, I ain’t mad about it at all. I’ve gotta try these out for on-the-go lunches and dinners!

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    Cassie @ Crumb Kitchen
    April 23, 2016 at 07:00

    Oh. My. God. I saw this, and my first thought was that my boyfriend is going to go crazy for these. These look SO GOOD. I have a no-fail recipe for basil beer pizza dough that I’m going to try out with these. Thanks Taylor!

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    Megan
    April 23, 2016 at 11:19

    My kids love it when i make pizza pockets. They’re really great for packing in lunches. These ones look so good!
    I love Cards Against Humanity, the grown ups in our family like to play that one too.

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