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Pizza Pockets

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Playing with dough is great fun for kids, especially when the result is pizza pockets. Older kids can make the dough themselves; for younger kids you’ll need to prepare the dough in advance and let them do the kneading. Make an extra batch and freeze for a quick meal anytime.

Preparation facts

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


1 recipe whole-grain pizza dough or 1 pound (455g) frozen whole wheat bread dough, thawed

3 Tbs (30g) cornmeal

6 oz (170g) mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 cup (240mL) marinara sauce

Favorite pizza toppings for filling


Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Oil a baking sheet and then sprinkle with cornmeal.

Divide dough into six pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece of dough into a large circle. Spread about 3 Tbsp (45mL) of marinara sauce on one side of circle. Sprinkle 3 Tbsp (25g) of cheese and other toppings as desired on top of sauce.

Fold dough in half to form a half moon shape. Firmly pinch the edges together. Use a fork to poke a few holes in each pocket to let the steam escape. Place pizza pockets on prepared baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 310
Calories from Fat 90 (29%)
% Daily Value*
15%Total Fat 10g
24%Saturated Fat 4.7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
9%Cholesterol 27mg
22%Sodium 525mg
8%Potassium 297mg
13%Total Carbohydrate 39g
7%Dietary Fiber 1.8g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
31%Protein 16g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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