Homemade Pizza Pockets Using Pizza Dough

homemade pizza pockets

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Simple, easy to customize pizza pockets made with store bought or homemade pizza dough


  • 1 lb pizza dough, store bought or homemade*
  • 1 cup pizza sauce + additional for dipping if desired
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup mixed vegetables like garlic, onions, peppers and mushrooms
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 egg mixed with 1 TBS water
  • Parmesan cheese for grating

*thawed if frozen and left to rise until puffy


  • If you are using store bought dough bring it out of the refrigerator about an hour before you want to start making dinner so it can warm up and rise.
  • While the dough is warming/rising you can cook the vegetables if using: slice the garlic, onions and peppers into thin pieces. Heat a 8″ fry pan over medium high heat. Add 1 TBS oil and swirl. Drop in the peppers, onions, mushrooms and anything else you might want to put in your pizza pockets. Saute until the vegetables are crisp/tender. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Punch down the dough and let it rest about 5 minutes.
  • Cut the dough into 4ths
  • Take one piece at a time and roll it out into a rough rectangle, about 5 x 10″
  •  At the center of one half of the rolled dough spread out about 2 TBS of pizza sauce being careful to not get too close to the edge.
  • Top with about 2 TBS+ of veggies if using followed by a generous 2 TBS of mozzarella cheese.
  • Fold the top of the packet over and carefully seal the edges.
  • Do the same with the other three pieces of dough.
  • Place the finished pockets on a greased baking sheet and let rest.
  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Once the oven reaches temperature brush the pockets with the egg wash and grate a little Parmesan cheese over top
  • Cut a couple of holes in the top of the packet
  • Bake for about 30 minutes until golden brown
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping if desired


Prep time includes rise time

Keywords: pizza pockets, inside out pizza