Easy Pizza Pockets Recipe
A delicious envelope of dough with a meaty sauce, pepperoni and cheese layered inside. So easy and so delicious!
- 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
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!