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Freezable Pizza Pockets

Christine Pittman
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 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Passive Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Lunch, Lunchbox Ideas
Servings 4 servings
Calories 493 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 493kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 20gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 662mgPotassium: 581mgFiber: 10gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1082IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 5mg
Keyword freezable, healthy lunch, lunchbox ideas, mini pizzas, Power Your Lunchbox
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