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Horizontal overhead image of four homemade pizza pockets with crimped edges, on a wooden cutting board with a small glass bowl of tomato sauce and scattered shredded mozzarella cheese and diced green bell pepper, on a dark blue and white cloth surface.

Homemade Pizza Pockets

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 pockets 1x


Homemade pizza pockets have never been more mouthwateringly tasty, and you can customize these in any way you want.


  • 2 lbs pizza dough, store bought or homemade
  • 1 cup of your favorite spaghetti sauce or homemade marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • Your favorite pizza toppings (suggested measurements below):
    • 1 cup crumbled or finely chopped cooked meat
    • 1 cup finely chopped vegetables


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Roll out one pound of pizza dough into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface, approximately 12 by 16 inches. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  3. Let rest 3 minutes, then stretch the dough out again. It should be between 1/4 and 1/2 inch thick. Using a sharp knife, cut each rectangle of dough into 8 2-by-4-inch rectangles.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon sauce, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 2 tablespoons total desired toppings to each rectangle.
  5. Fold the dough over the filling to form a rectangular pocket, and press the edges together. Use the prongs of a fork to seal.
  6. Brush each crust with olive oil.
  7. Place on a baking sheet, with about 1/2 inch between each. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes on the pan before serving.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Savory Pastry
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Snacks

Keywords: pizza, cheese, snacks, game day