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Padysaurus Pizza Pockets Recipe

Padysaurus Pizza Pockets Recipe

Stuffed with a pizza-style filling, these special sandwiches surprise you with a burst of flavor in every bite. They were popular with the preschool set at our son's dinosaur-theme birthday party...but you can be sure adults will love them, too! — Robin Werner, Brush Prairie, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce, divided
  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • 1 package (2-1/2 ounces) thinly sliced deli pastrami, chopped
  • 1 package (2-1/2 ounces) thinly sliced deli ham, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, butter, salt and 2-1/4 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Roll dough into a 14-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Cut with a 3-in. round cookie cutter. Reroll scraps to cut a total of 24 circles. Place 1 teaspoon pizza sauce and a slice of pepperoni in the centers of 12 circles.
  • 3. Combine the pastrami, ham and cheese; place equal amounts over pepperoni. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon pizza sauce. Cover with remaining circles; press edges with a fork to seal.
  • 4. Place on greased baking sheets. Brush with egg. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Warm remaining pizza sauce; serve with pizza pockets. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 pizza pocket with 2-1/2 teaspoons sauce equals 183 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 429 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.