Freezable Pizza Pockets
These homemade pizza pockets are perfect for kids’ lunchboxes! They’re freezer-friendly and can go from freezer to lunchbox without any extra steps.
Prep Time 30 minutes mins
Cook Time 15 minutes mins
Passive Time 1 hour hr
Total Time 1 hour hr 45 minutes mins
Course Lunch, Lunchbox Ideas
Servings 4 servings
Calories 492 kcal
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon quick rise yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons plus 1 tsp. olive oil, divided
- 1 cup slightly warm water
- 3/4 cup uncooked oat bran hot cereal
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 16 slices pepperoni quartered
- 4 mushrooms sliced
- 4 mini sweet peppers sliced
- 1 clementine
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons hummus
Combine all-purpose flour, yeast, sugar and salt in stand-mixer with paddle attachment. With motor running, add 2 Tbsp. oil and warm water. Switch paddle attachment to dough hook. Add oat bran and mix until combined. Add whole wheat flour a little at a time and stop when it forms a slightly sticky ball. Continue to run mixer 1 minute. Brush ball of dough with 1 teaspoon olive oil, cover with plastic wrap and place somewhere warm to rise 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Spray large baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside
Punch down dough. Dust counter lightly with flour. Roll out half of dough to 1/4-inch thick, dusting with more flour if too sticky. Use 4-inch round cookie cutter to cut rounds.
Spoon 1 tsp. tomato sauce in middle of each round. Add 1/2 Tbsp. cheese, 4 quarters pepperoni, mushroom slice and 2 pepper slices. Moisten edges of dough with water. Fold dough over filling and press to seal. Use the tines of a fork to crimp and further seal the edge.
Place pizza pockets on baking sheet. Poke the top of each with fork.
Bake 15 minutes, or until tops are browned (some cheese may leak out).
Once cool, freeze single layer on baking sheet. Once frozen, wrap individually in plastic wrap and transfer to freezer bag. If placed frozen in a lunchbox, even with an ice pack, they will defrost by lunchtime.
Serve with clementine, tomatoes and hummus.
Calories: 492kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 20gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 637mgPotassium: 574mgFiber: 10gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1082IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 5mg
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