Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fast and Easy Mini Pizza Pockets

Today was another dreary and rainy fall day and since I was up early I decided to pack something hearty for lunch. I still had a tube of Pillsbury recipe creations and decided pizza pockets would be fast and fun!

I unrolled the dough and cut it in 8 rectangles. I then added a small amount of pizza sauce (a staple in our house) and some mini turkey pepperoni to the dough. I topped it with cheese, folded them over and used a fork to press the dough closed.

Very easy and fast and you can fill these pockets with anything you have in the fridge - ham and cheese for example.

I put them in the oven at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes. The house smelled so good when they were done and the kids were excited that they got to bring a special lunch today.

Fast and Easy school lunch pizza pockets - mamabelly.com

Doesn't this look good? Since we had a three day weekend I was a little short on fresh food and packed freshly popped popcorn, apple sauce, the mini pizza pockets and an organic Jammy Sammy. Since my youngest son lost his first tooth yesterday I also added a small sweet treat:

 a Choco Hail Merry Macaroon! They are so so good and raw, gluten-free and vegan!
If you have not tried them before you should. So good and good for you ;)
I added a cute tooth pick since we celebrate all lost teeth.

Update: The Pillsbury Recipe Creations contains food dye. I did not see this until after I posted. I have looked and found several dye free alternatives including Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain. If your child needs to eat food dye free - please substitute!


  1. Looks so yummy and thanks for sharing the recipe, I LOVE it!! I must try this someday and get my son out of his sandwich rut.

  2. Yum! I love pizza pockets :D These look great!

  3. I love easy and fast!! thanks again for sharing! good tip to use the fork to seal the dough. no wonder my fillings come out sometimes. =)

  4. Great idea! These look so good and a fun to make with kids!

  5. My kids are seriously going to love to make these! You've been pinned!

  6. A way better alternative to school's hot lunch pizza day! Plus you could probably make a bunch and freeze.

    Thanks for linking up to Tried-It-Tuesdays!

  7. Quick question, do they stay warm or do the kids like them cold?

  8. Silly question, do they stay warm or are the kids ok with them being cold?

    1. I make them in the morning fresh and wrap them in wax paper and aluminum if I want to keep them warm. My first garder has lunch at 10:15am and his will stay slightly warm. The other two are older and like their's cold :)

  9. Try using Immaculate Baking products! Dye free and soooo good! Easy to find at Whole Foods, Sprouts, or Sunflower

  10. Thank you very much for this recipe! I’m going to make a variety of these to take to work. Pizza, ham&cheese, veggies, maybe even one with egg! Great idea for lunch, but not too messy and super easy to pack!



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