Easy Pizza Pockets come together in a snap and are totally delicious. Fill them up with your favorite pizza toppings for the perfect game day snack!
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I’m going to be honest with you here, I have no interest in football. Like zero.
All I know is that the Browns went 0-16 and someone organized a Perfect Season Parade in the city. 🙄
I also know that my husband has been shouting things at the television and I don’t even bother questioning what all the ruckus is about (yes, I’m 80 and use the word ruckus on the regular) because quite frankly, I just don’t care.
Now, game day grub? That’s where this girl shines. Because pizza and dips.
Although I’m no stranger to take-out on game nights, I also love to put together spreads of simple party food that people can snack on all night long.
From Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork and Jalapeño Popper Dip to Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Bars, I’ve got the big game menu on lockdown.
But this year, instead of ordering pizza from our favorite local spot, we’re going to have ourselves a little pizza making bar so everyone can create their very own easy pizza pockets.
We’re a calzone loving family, but we can never agree on the fillings. Some of us love traditional items like pepperoni and cheese (raises hand), while others favor veggies, or all the meats.
Then there’s my dad who doesn’t like ricotta cheese. How that’s possible, I’m not even sure.
Easy pizza pockets for the win!
Everyone can customize their own and my dad doesn’t have to spend any time trying to meticulously scrape the ricotta off of his pepperonis.
The thing I love about this recipe is that dough calls Fleischmann’s® RapidRise™ Yeast, so there’s not a lot of rise time if you want to make these on the fly.
However, if you want to make the dough ahead of time, you can totally do that too. Just make the dough according to the recipe, cover it loosely, and pop it into the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Come back to it when you’re ready to whip up your easy pizza pockets and finish up the recipe. Easy peasy!
If you’re feeling fancy, go for fillings like prosciutto and basil. Or keep it simple with ham and pineapple or mushroom.
Are you Team Pineapple? It’s a big bone of contention in our household, and I’d love to know how you feel about it.
Does it work as a Pizza Pocket filling, or not?
Wednesday 15th of July 2020
Can I freeze these pizza pockets after baking ? Or is it best to freeze before baking?
Saturday 18th of July 2020
Hello! I haven't attempted freezing this recipe before baking, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I'd love to know how they turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by. -Jamie
Sunday 7th of June 2020
Hi Ms. Jamie, I made these this evening and they were a hit with my family. The school I’m going to this fall is a huge football school in Texas. I don’t really have an interest in football either but game day snack prep is a joy. Thank you so much for this quick recipe—it’ll definitely be a hit next year:)
Wednesday 10th of June 2020
So happy to hear you enjoyed the pizza pockets, Richa! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie
Friday 1st of February 2019
Can I make 50 of these at once & freeze them, then microwave them singly when desired?
Sunday 3rd of February 2019
Hello! I have not tried reheating these in the microwave so I am not 100% how they would reheat, but they should be ok. If you happen to give it a try, I'd love to hear how they turned out! Happy baking. Jamie
Friday 11th of January 2019
My mom made pizza pockets for me, I for my kids and my daughters are now trying. Your dough recipe is far more user friendly that what we used amd not as “doughy”. Mom used her traditional bread recipe and tho wonderful of course, I truly appreciate yours. The only thing I do different is I dice small all ingredients ( peppers, onions, pepperoni, mushrooms etc), mix it all together with the cheeses and pizza sauce for the filling and fill the pockets, seal and bake. Just a little Different take!
Sunday 13th of January 2019
So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Sandra! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie
Thursday 1st of February 2018
Looks super tasty and so easy to take to work...must try.
Thursday 8th of February 2018
Thanks so much for stopping by, Lila!