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Easy Pizza Pockets Recipe

A delicious envelope of dough with a meaty sauce, pepperoni and cheese layered inside. So easy and so delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Author: Jenn

Ingredients

  • Two 1/4 oz packages dry active yeast
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water 110 degrees
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound Laura's Lean Beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary dried
  • 1/2 tsp thyme dried
  • 1/2 tsp basil dried
  • 1 cup marinara sauce or more, depending on taste preferences
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions

Pizza Pocket Crusts

  • Dissolve the sugar and yeast in the warm water in a measuring cup, let rest for 8 minutes.
  • Combine the flour and salt in a medium sized bowl. Pour yeast mixture over flour mixture.
  • Add the olive oil, mix well. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes. You do NOT need to let this dough rise!
  • Split dough into two balls and roll each one out into a rectangular shape. Cut each rectangle into six large squares (or you can make them smaller if you like).

Pizza Pocket Filling

  • Heat a large skillet on medium-high. Spray with cooking spray. Add in one pound of Laura's Lean Beef. Break up the beef and cook until brown.
  • Add in salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and basil. Pour in marinara sauce and let simmer until flavors blend.

Assembling Pizza Pockets

  • Place a large scoop of the beef mixture onto six of the twelve pizza squares.
  • Top with cheese and pepperoni slices.
  • Spread a little of the beaten egg on the edges of the dough. Place another square of dough on top and using a fork, press the edges together.
  • Continue until all six pizza pockets are finished.
  • Bake at 450 degreees for about 10-12 minutes, or until they're browned and heated through the middle. Serve and enjoy!