Pizza pockets are a fun meal to make when you have smaller appetites to feed. These hand-held pizzas are also easy to prepare in advance and pop in the oven once the kids come home from school, or before you are having people over to watch the game.
Making pizza pockets at home is more daunting than simply purchasing similar products in the freezer section of your local grocer, but I enjoy the fact that I can control the ingredients list and customize each pocket.
There was one important tool that I used during the creation of the pizza pockets, the Pampered Chef Cut-N-Seal. This product is fantastic at cutting the dough for the pockets and sealing them up.
In the first step of this recipe you will roll out your dough and then use the Cut-N-Seal tool to create the round shape. To do this, you simply press down on the outsides of the device (not the knob on top – when you press that, it will create the seal).
Fill up your pizza pockets with yummy ingredients (sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese shown here) and then add another layer on top and press down with the Cut-N-Seal tool to seal up your pocket.
The next time that I make these, I believe that I will try to cut the top piece of dough a bit larger than the bottom, to accommodate for more ingredients to be added to the pocket.