Homemade pizza pockets recipe
Makes 8 servings
- 1 packet rapid rise dry yeast
- 1 cup lukewarm water (around 110 degrees F)
- 1 tsp. sugar
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 (15-oz.) can prepared pizza sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar mix
- ½ cup chopped mushrooms
- ½ cup chopped pepperoni
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 1-2 Tbsp. garlic powder
- Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Stir in the sugar, salt and olive oil. Slowly stir in both wheat flour and all-purpose flour until dough starts to form. Using hands, knead dough for a few minutes and form into a ball. Leave in bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 15-30 minutes (next to the warming oven is a great option).
Divide dough into eight balls. Roll out each ball on a floured surface into a flat circle. Divide the pizza sauce, vegetables and cheese between the eight circles and spread on each circle evenly. Be sure to leave a small space around the edges. Fold each circle in half and, using a fork, press down around the edges to seal together.
Place onto a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Then spray the top of each pizza pocket lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle with garlic powder.
Bake in oven for 16-18 minutes until golden brown on the outside but not hard and crispy.
Nutrition analysis per serving: 360 calories, 16 g fat, 14 g protein, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 790 mg sodium