I don’t know about your kids but my kids LOVE pizza pockets! I love them because they are a easy dinner/snack when we are running to one of are many activities! I know they aren’t the healthiest choice but they work in a tight situation but these little gems are tasty. I believe homemade is always better or even mostly homemade! You could even make this before hand and freeze them for later.
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
4 to 5 large tomatoes, diced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons basil
1 roll Pillsbury pizza crust
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 package pepperoni, sliced
grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- Heat olive oil in a skillet on a medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the tomato paste and sauté for couple more minutes.
- Stir in diced tomatoes, sugar, salt, pepper and basil. Turn your heat down to low. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes while you make your pizza pockets.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and using your pizza cutter, cut into 4 equal sized pieces.
- On half of each dough piece, layer mozzarella cheese and then some pepperoni slices. You can put quite a lot of the filling in the middle.
- Fold in half, covering the filling, and then taking a fork, seal the edges by pressing down around the edge.
- Place the pockets on the baking sheet, and brush with olive oil and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
- Bake until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with the sauce on the side.