4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer: Pizza Pockets

The pizza dough.  Ready and waiting.

This week is all about lunches for MSM’s 4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer challenge.  I thought I’d swap out some of the suggested lunch recipes for a few of my own, but today I decided to make the pizza pockets–I’m so glad I did!  Now I’m thinking I’ll make the suggested ham and cheese pockets, too.  Hey, I love a recipe that includes “dough.”

I sautéed ground beef, mushrooms, green bell pepper, and onion.  After it was all cooked, I added some spaghetti sauce and let it warm up.

I rolled the pizza dough into 18 balls.

Then I rolled out each ball into a circle, topped it with the beef mixture and mozzarella cheese.

 Then I folded them over and pinched/sealed them shut.  They’re not too darn purrrty, but purrrty isn’t essential in my kitchen. ;)

Here’s Munchie Girl (with requisite Unbrushed Friday Hair) working on her own pizza pocket.  She rolled out her own dough, filled it up, and sealed it shut.  Such a good little chef.

I popped them in a 500 degree oven and let them cook for about 12 minutes until just browning.  Once cooled, I’ll pack them up and toss them in the freezer.  Then I can just reheat them in the oven or toaster oven for easy lunches.  Love that!  Since Munchie Girl and I were dining alone tonight, we had them for dinner with a little sparkling apple-cranberry Martinelli’s.  We felt fancy. :)

I love this recipe and will keep it in our rotation.  The filling possibilities seem endless and I’m eager to try a breakfast pocket version.  I’ll let you know how that goes!

Comments

  1. Yum! These look 5,000X better than those frozen pizza pockets that — ahem — some people buy at the grocery store. I am adding it to the ever-growing to-do list.
    Please come help me cook. My list is threatening to take over. ;)

    • I’d love to come cook with ya. I’ll get in my private jet and be there in a couple hours. These were such fun to make with Lise…bet Vi would like to make them with you! (like I know her so well)

  2. dearjes says:

    Martinelli’s is my fave. And the pizza pockets look delish!! I’m gonna try them this week. Thanks for the inspiration… as always

  3. Those pizza pockets look so yummy!

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