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Homemade Pizza Pockets

These easy homemade pizza pockets are fast to make with just 4 ingredients!

Pizza sauce, pepperoni slices and mozzarella cheese are added to the refrigerated pizza crust and baked for an easy dinner. They’re similar to store-bought pizza pops but made with fresh toppings. Serve for an easy lunch, appetizer, game nights, or after school snack with dipping sauce.

homemade pizza pockets stacked on a plate with small bowl of pizza sauce.

Easy Recipe Using Pizza Crust

Homemade pizza pockets are similar to our easy twisted pizza breadsticks and a fun way the whole family can enjoy pizza at home!

  • You only need four ingredients and 15 minutes to create these delicious hot pockets.
  • Using store-bought pizza dough is a great way to get this family favorite on the dinner table fast.
  • Whether you’re making these for lunches or a pizza night, your family will love how fun and simple they are.
  • Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top for even more flavor. Serve with extra pizza sauce for dipping and a side salad for an easy meal.
  • Picky eaters can skip the sprinkling of oregano on top.
  • Pizza is a fun way to enjoy a variety of recipes, including bacon sausage breakfast pizza, an easy kids meal with pizza lunchables, a simple dinner idea with pizza casserole, or a low-carb option with our pizza chicken breasts.
package of mozzarella cheese, bag of pepperoni slices, container of refrigerated pizza crust, and jar of pizza sauce.

Recipe Ingredients

  • PIZZA CRUST: You can use any store-bought refrigerated pizza crust for this recipe. You could also try puff pastry, crescent dinner rolls, or biscuit dough for an alternative. Feel free to make your own dough if you prefer.
  • SAUCE: Pizza sauce, tomato sauce or pasta sauce will work.
  • MOZZARELLA: Pizza mozzarella works best, but feel free to substitute with your favorite cheese.
  • PEPPERONI: I used mini pepperonis. If you’re using larger ones you can slice them in half.
  • OREGANO: Sprinkled on top of each pizza pocket.
  • OIL: My favorite non-stick cooking spray is avocado oil spray for recipes. Used to spray tops of pizza pockets before cooking.

VARIATIONS: Add your favorite pizza toppings including diced green pepper, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, ham, crushed pineapple and sliced mushrooms. A little filling goes a long way.

Close up of pizza pockets on marble counterspace

How To Make Homemade Pizza Pockets

  1. Roll out the dough onto a cookie sheet. Cut it into an even rectangle shape. Use pizza cutter to slice into six squares.
  2. Add pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni to the inside according to full recipe instructions below.
  3. Fold over and press edges with a fork. Spray the top with cooking spray, and sprinkle with oregano and mozzarella.
  4. Bake until top is golden, cheese and sauce ooze out of edges. Serve with more pizza sauce. These can also be cooked in a toaster oven.

Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container or plastic wrap in the fridge for 3-4 days and reheated in the oven to crispen up again. If you add them to a freezer bag, these can be frozen up to 3-4 months.

hand dipping in half of pizza pocket into pizza sauce container

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Homemade Pizza Pockets

Pizza sauce, pepperoni slices and mozzarella cheese are added to refrigerated pizza crust and baked for an easy delicious meal.
Print Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 refrigerated pizza crust tube - or make your own pizza dough
  • 6 Tbsp pizza sauce - store-bought or homemade pizza sauce
  • ¾ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 18 mini pepperoni slices
  • 1 tsp dried oregano - or italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Remove the pizza dough from tube, then roll out over parchment paper on a baking sheet. Use a rolling pin to roll thinner if desired.
    pizza dough on counter
  • Use knife or pizza cutter to create an even rectangle.
    pizza dough and pizza cutter on counter
  • Cut into six even squares.
    six squares of pizza dough
  • Add 1 Tbsp of pizza sauce to each square and spread with a spatula.
    pizza dough squares with pizza sauce dolloped on each
  • Sprinkle 2 Tbsp shredded mozzarella on top.
    six dough squares with pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella on baking sheet
  • Add 3 mini pepperoni slices.
    dough squares with sauce, shredded mozzarella and pepperoni slices
  • Fold over to create a triangle. Seal the edges by pressing together with a fork.
    pizza pocket triangles - uncooked
  • Lightly spray the tops with cooking oil spray or olive oil. Sprinkle ⅛ tsp dried oregano. Sprinkle 1 tsp mozzarella on each.
    raw pizza pockets with oregano and shredded cheese on top
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes or until outside turns golden brown.
    cooked pizza dough pockets with cheese and sauce oozing out
  • Serve while warm with pizza sauce.
    cooked pizza pockets on white plate with small bowl of pizza sauce

Recipe Notes:

VARIATIONS: Add your favorite toppings including diced green pepper, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, ham, crushed pineapple and sliced mushrooms. A little filling goes a long way.
Nutrition
Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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