Pizza Pockets

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 40 min.
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.


  • 1 recipe whole-grain pizza dough or 1 pound (455g) frozen whole wheat bread dough, thawed
  • 3 Tbs cornmeal
  • 6 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup 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 note: Because pizza toppings may vary according to the recipe, they were not included in the nutrition facts.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 310
  Calories from Fat 88 (28%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(24%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(9%)Cholesterol 27mg
(22%)Sodium 525mg
(8%)Potassium 297mg
Total Carbohydrate 39g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
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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