Why buy frozen when in minutes you can make your own Homemade Pizza Pockets! Perfect for Football parties, Tailgating, after-school snacks, and more! Just a few simple ingredients is all you need, even the kids can help with them.
With the kids back in school, I’ve seen a lot of commercials for the popular after-school snack, Pizza Pockets. I’m not talking about the kind you buy pre-packaged, stick in the little cardboard container and microwave for a couple of minutes. I’m talking about REAL pizza pockets, the kind that involve dough, pizza sauce, melted mozzarella cheese, and whatever other delectable ingredient you would like to stuff them with.
What’s fantastic about homemade pizza pockets is that each person can have their favorite ingredients in their own personal pocket. It’s basically like making a mini calzone. I think they would make a fun Game Time snack too, everyone could make their own, put them in the oven and they are ready in about 10 minutes.
There a few ways you can make your own Homemade Pizza Pockets. The first is to make your own Pizza Dough, we like using our bread machine. The second is to buy pizza dough from the grocery store. And the third, which the way we opted for this time around – use canned biscuits. We used regular tube biscuits, nothing fancy, the kind you can get with 4 tubes in a package together.
Because we kept it super easy, I bet the kiddos would even have fun putting them together themselves. I find that my kids will eat MORE of something if they have helped make it. My son made a very interesting “wrap” one time and ate the entire thing. It’s very gratifying for a child to be able to create their own meal and if they get to do that alongside you, that is a great thing for you both to be able to participate in.
These Homemade Pizza Pockets are perfect for lots of different occasions. Serve with a side of our Quick Pizza Sauce for a fun Game Time Recipe. Share your Game Tip photos on Instagram or Twitter using #WalmartMVPContest for a chance to win a trip to LA to go to the YouTube studios to have a pre-Superbowl party and create content with YouTube stars.
- Refrigerated Tubed Biscuits
- 1 small can tomato paste
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ½ - 1 cup of water
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Melt butter over medium heat in a small sauce pan.
- Mince garlic and add to pan and saute for 2 minutes.
- Add tomato paste and dried herbs and combine.
- Stir in water to achieve desired consistency, usually take at least ½ cup.
- Simmer for 5 minutes to join flavors.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Very lightly sprinkle flour on a hard surface and roll out each biscuit
- Add about ½ teaspoon pizza sauce to one side of circle
- Add cheese and toppings
- Fold over and seal with a fork
- Brush with oil
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes
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