Stuffed with a pizza-style filling, these pepperoni pizza pockets surprise you with a burst of flavor in every bite. They were popular with the preschoolers at our son's dinosaur-theme birthday party... but you can be sure adults will love them, too! — Robin Werner, Brush Prairie, Washington
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2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons salt
6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce, divided
96 slices turkey pepperoni
4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
8 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, butter, salt and 4-1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Divide dough into 16 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough portion into a 6-in. circle. Place 2 teaspoon pizza sauce, 6 slices pepperoni and 1/4 cup mozzarella on each circle. Lightly brush edge of dough with egg. Bring dough over filling; press firmly, then crimp seams to seal.
Place on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets. Brush with the egg; sprinkle with Parmesan and Italian seasoning. Bake until golden brown, 18-20 minutes. Warm the remaining pizza sauce; serve with pizza pockets.
Pepperoni Pizza Pocket Tips
Can you use store-bought dough to make pepperoni pizza pockets?
Yes! You can use store-bought dough to make pepperoni pizza pockets. Look for refrigerated or frozen options at your grocery store.
How can you make pepperoni pizza pockets your own?
It’s easy to make pepperoni pizza pockets your own. Try using cooked, crumbled sausage instead of pepperoni, add your favorite veggies, or try out different cheeses. You can even serve the pockets with ranch or garlic dip. Get inspired by these pizza recipes!
How should you store leftover pepperoni pizza pockets?
Leftover pepperoni pizza pockets should be cooled, and kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you don't plan to eat them within 3 days, wrap the baked, cooled pockets in plastic and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, microwave or bake them at 350°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through.